The Great Beyond

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

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

Do not weep for him. He was a monster.

CNN’s Anthony Bourdain dead at 61 [CNN]

We were privileged to have him in our midst … and we are now even more rudderless ….

M*A*S*H of course, and his narration of the New York documentary by Ric Burns was masterful. It’s part of the reason I moved here.