rest in peace, roger ebert

roger ebert and tony pierce in las vegas for CES

to me roger ebert had two lives.
he had the first half where he was the adversary to gene siskel.
the pair revolutionized television film criticism
and even though i originally liked gene better,
he couldn’t have done it without roger.

ebert’s second life came after gene died.
i didnt like roger ebert, until he was pretty much a solo artist.
in fact i dont know one traditional newspaper guy who adapted better with blogging
than roger ebert.
he would talk about anything on his blog: politics, creationism, plus film.
meanwhile he never slowed up on his print responsibilities.

i didnt always agree with his opinions.
but i aspire to one day have his work ethic.

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