Roger Ebert is Gone

Max Udargo | April 4, 2013

I’ve been dreading this day. I’ll miss his writing, not only his movie reviews, but his commentaries on society and his public tiffs with his employers at the Chicago Sun-Times. I feel something similar to how I felt when Christopher Hitchens died; a feeling that a unique and irreplaceable voice has been silenced. The world seems less than it was yesterday.

Anyway, here’s the B&J (the first) in which they meet Ebert at a party: http://www.udargo.com/burton/Pulgares/. I did this back in September of 2004 and posted it originally on Rotten Tomatoes. I added it to this blog sometime after that and on December 1, 2005 there was a comment by somebody claiming to be Roger Ebert. The IP put him in some suburb of Chicago, so that checked out, but when I tried to email him to confirm I never got an answer. I don’t know if it was really him, but this was the comment:

Very funny.
Yes, this is really me.
I’m sick of the framing photo, too.
The thought that all the critics in the world could be significant compared to the marketing and advertising machine is so naive of them. Or is it of me (as depicted?).
The same people who hated my affection for Tomb Raider seem to be those who hated my attack on Doom, oddly enough.

RIP

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I Knew That Wasn’t a Full 15 Minutes!

Max Udargo | December 20, 2011

Kos has taken the time to once again laud my “53% guy” post, this time for being at the top of the list of most popular political articles on Facebook for the year 2011. Yet for some reason Jon Stewart still isn’t taking my calls.

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North Korean Histrionics

Max Udargo | December 19, 2011

TIL*: Some North Koreans are good actors, some not so much.

Pounding on the pavement with your fists? Take it down a notch, Brando. I know you’re hungry, but leave some scenery for the others.

*This is how the kids say, “Today I learned,” today (I’ve learned).

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Ok, this is kind of awesome…

Max Udargo | October 14, 2011

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/10/14/1026382/-Our-biggest-viral-story-ever?via=siderec

“[T]he most successful viral diary in Daily Kos history, including front page content.”  Kudos from Kos himself.  Kind of Kool.

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