The Great Beyond

Ken Berry (1933-2018)

A fixture of my childhood … 

 

George HW Bush (1924-2018)

Gave us W (and thus hundreds of thousands dead), Dan Quayle, and Clarence Thomas, among other things. His other children, and now his grandchildren, continue to damage the nation. Fuck off, sweet prince.

Stan Lee, 1922-2018

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics’ Real-Life Superhero, Dies at 95 [Hollywood Reporter]

Walnuts, 1936-2018

Mavericky McCain was a complicated dude. I’ll never forgive him for uncorking the genie of Talibunny and the Teabaggers, nor for him not doing more to stand up to Twitler. But dude had his moments.

WaPo Obit

Aretha Franklin, 1942-2018

Aretha Franklin, the ‘Queen of Soul,’ Dies at 76 [NYT]

Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018)

Do not weep for him. He was a monster.

Anthony Bourdain, 1956-2018

CNN’s Anthony Bourdain dead at 61 [CNN]