I think I'm the only blogger who doesn't have any thoughts on Roger Ebert's demise. In fact, I was shocked a few years ago to hear he was still around. I had thought Siskel and Ebert was strictly an 80's thing. It's as if I were in a media blackout the entire time I was having babies (13 years, but who's counting?), and I've never quite caught back up.
Maybe I should just buy this book?
So now it turns out I missed out on knowing (in the Internet sense) a fascinating blogger and memoir-ist. Apparently, even though I thought that I was managing to keep up with things by reading blogs (would you believe, I didn't know who George Clooney was until Mrs. G named him her Secret Boyfriend over at Derfwad Manor?), I seem to have barely scratched the surface. Maybe you folks should use the comments this weekend to tell me what you think are the most important 2 or 3 things, cultural zeitgeist-wise, I should know about. Celebrities, writers, social scientists, trends - anything from the last 2 decades that strikes you as being something essential to cultural literacy. I'm sort of crowd-sourcing my re-education here, if you don't mind.
Skip the Kardashians, though. I'm choosing to remain blissfully ignorant of that particular phenomenon. Also? I know about smartphones.