Steven P. Jobs (1955-2011)

I was a Mac geek when being a Mac geek was certainly NOT cool. Before that, I was a computer nerd when being into computers and liking Apple products were even less cool. Now, I’m an enthusiastic Apple user and fan in an age where there are many who love and many who hate the […]

Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010)

Let’s face it. Most rock stars are complete fuck-ups. Whether through drugs or irresponsible behavior or just being so catchpenny as to be largely dismissible, it is all the more astounding that there are music personalities who stay the course, avoid the perils, make a profound impact on the music world, and remain actual human […]

Goodnight, Captain Chaos

Dom DeLuise (1933-2009) As a kid, I had developed a somewhat cohesive list in my head of movies that I really and truly love. Not a list guided by the critics or audience approval or even gauged by the judgment of my peers, but one that is all my own. Lesser people transparently call them […]

Forrest J. Ackerman (1916-2008)

From the Associated Press: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forrest J Ackerman, the sometime actor, literary agent, magazine editor and full-time bon vivant who discovered author Ray Bradbury and was widely credited with coining the term “sci-fi,” has died. He was 92. Ackerman died Thursday of heart failure at his Los Angeles home, said Kevin Burns, […]

George Carlin (1937-2008)

A publicist for George Carlin says the legendary comedian has died of heart failure at a hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. Jeff Abraham says Carlin went into St. John’s Health Center on Sunday afternoon, complaining of chest pain. Carlin died at 5:55 p.m. PDT. He was 71. (Story continues here). I’m sitting here, about to […]