Tag Archives: passings

“Silence like a cancer grows”

There is no easy way to say this: we’ve lost June Foray. If you were a child in the 1970s or 1980s, there is a good chance that you know her voice, if not necessarily her name. Aunt May from Spider-Man … Continue reading

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“Let me apologize for what I’m about to say”

By now, you’ve heard the news: Linkin Park frontman and singer Chester Bennington has died. The death is being investigated as a possible suicide. When the news broke yesterday, one of my coworkers said glumly, “There goes my childhood.” He, being … Continue reading

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Thoughts

It’s that time of year again. I’ve been checking my local Walmart for Transformers school supplies on a daily basis. So far, I’ve only found a pair of backpacks and little else. This troubles me, as this is a movie … Continue reading

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“You’re not just a memory…”

If you’re anything like me, a child of the 1980s and a bit of a Gen Xer, you might have spent a few hours in the early afternoon on weekdays watching cartoons after school. Or maybe you caught them on … Continue reading

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Dimming the Lights in Gotham City

I heard about this on Saturday but didn’t have the chance to say much about it: Adam West, known as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the 1960s Batman television series, has died. He was 88 and he had been battling leukemia. Technically, the Batman … Continue reading

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“I’m only faking when I get it right…”

Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died. He was 52. I really have nothing to add. I’ll let his music speak what I cannot say. But he will be greatly missed.

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A Real Toyland Hero

Stanley Weston died on May 1st at the age of 84. You may not know the name, but you know his work: he invented GI Joe. Without him, we would have no Diaclone line, no Star Wars figures, no Micronauts, … Continue reading

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