Bob Simon (1941-2015)

I really liked this guy’s reporting:


Riding in a black car that rear ended a Mercedes. A shame.



Newser said he wasn’t wearing a seat belt. Dammit Bob.

Being famous is no defence against kinetic energy and bad driving/luck.

LinkedIn employee exposes several thousand SFers to measles. Good job Jenny McCarthy.

@ManchuCandidate: Even worse: Linked In employees expose millions of innocent people to Linked In.

@blogenfreude: That’s sad. Too many people forget to buckle up when they’re in cabs, and taxi drivers don’t always prioritize fixing broken seat belts, because they figure passengers mostly aren’t using them anyway, so why even bother.

@blogenfreude: @mellbell: You survive war zones, and then die in the back of a limousine because you weren’t wearing your seatbelt. Too. Much. Irony.

And now David Carr, 58, has dropped dead in the NYT offices. Damn.

@Mistress Cynica: I have, more than once, gotten out of a taxi with non-functioning seat belts. And I was in a taxi once that spun and punched a wall cutting through the park on 96th. It really does happen.

@blogenfreude: I’ve also reported taxis with non-operating seat belts. I’m a nerd about buckling up in cabs, I’m paranoid about it.

@Mistress Cynica: I long admired his work for the New York Times and only this week learned that he was previously editor of DC’s alt-weekly, the Washington City Paper (where he gave Ta-Nehisi Coates and other great writers their first job). He will be missed.

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