I would like it if fantastic comic legends would stop passing away for a bit. This last week has been rough. We lost both Sid Caesar and Harold Ramis in the last two weeks. Both men were legends and influenced generations of comic talent. Here are some things of interest I found online in the last week:
- Mel Brooks and Conan O'Brien pay tribute to Sid Caesar
- Harold Ramis BBC Obit. Ash Vickers (Megacynics) drew a tribute to Ramis - I love this picture.
- Awesome geek jewelry? You bet!
- Ira Glass has excellent advice.
- Ever heard of a sheng? It's an ancient Chinese instrument. Check this out!
- Do you know the legend of the Slenderman? Want to see a scary movie?
- I liked Alec Baldwin on 30Rock. He writes a thought provoking essay in New York Magazine about the nature of public life.
- Guardians of the Galaxy trailer. I honestly never read the comics, but I'm pretty excited about this mad crazy raccoon.
- What do Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe and Elizabeth Olsen have in common? This amazing looking Godzilla movie, coming out this summer. Never thought I'd ever find myself happily anticipating a giant monster movie, but this one has me pretty pumped up.
RIP Mr. Caesar and Mr. Ramis.