I gotta say, while there were some wonderful things in 2008 -- I made brown belt, my first comic-book work in almost a decade was published, the revival of The Chronic Rift
, being one of George Takei's backup singers, the election of Barack Obama -- there were some parts that truly sucked the wet farts out of dead pigeons.( Collapse )
Finally, rest in peace to those we lost in 2008: Forrest J Ackerman, Robert Lynn Asprin, Molly Bagnall, Carol Barnes, Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, Jeremy Beadle, Christopher Bowman, William F. Buckley Jr., Aglis Budrys, Johnny Byrne, George Carlin, Johnnie Carr, Julius Carry, Cyd Charisse, Arthur C. Clarke, Alexander Courage, Michael Crichton, Sue Cunningham, Don S. Davis, Bo Diddley, Thomas M. Disch, Madelyn Dunham, William Elder, Dock Ellis, Danny Federici, W. Mark "Deep Throat" Felt, Bobby Fischer, George Francis, Steve Gerber, Estelle Getty, E. Gary Gygax, Isaac Hayes, Senator Jesse Helms, Charlton Heston, Sir Edmund Hillary, Tony Hillerman, Clive Hornby, Private James Hoyt, Robert H. Justman, Janet Kagan, Stanley Kamel, Ted Key, Eartha Kitt, Harvey Korman, Heath Ledger, Robert Legault, Humphrey Littleton, Mildred Loving, Bernie Mac, the Maharishi Maheshi Yogi, Miriam Makeba, Anthony Minghella, Jim Mooney, Barry Morse, Bobby Murcer, Paul Newman, Maila "Vampira" Nurmi, Odetta, Bettie Page, Geoffrey Perkins, Joseph Pevney, Harold Pinter, Suzanne Pleshette, Sydney Pollack, Brad Renfro, Tim Russert, Yves Saint Laurent, Roy Scheider, Paul Scofield, Tony Snow, Mark Speight, Kathy Staff, Dave Stevens, Bill Strauss, Brian M. Thomsen, Don Walsh, Donald Westlake, Joan Winston, Stan Winston, xnamkrad
, and my good, dear friend, and the Boogie Knights' noble squire, Robbie Greenberger.
Here's to 2009!