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(Bay News 9)   Roger Ebert gives one hip down   (baynews9.com) divider line 31
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2012-12-07 12:04:08 AM
I'll give that four stars (of pain)
 
2012-12-07 12:51:01 AM
Never should have given that thumbs down to "The Bone Collector."

/got nuthin
 
2012-12-07 01:17:29 AM
Damn, that is not good news. It's a serious hing to get that at his age and condition.

/broke ball off of leg bone.
 
2012-12-07 06:53:40 AM
He hated, hated, hated, hated, hated that move.
 
2012-12-07 06:58:31 AM
Keep your chin up, Roger!

/jk. Get well soon.
 
2012-12-07 07:16:46 AM
In her tweet, Chaz Ebert jokingly attributed the fracture to "tricky disco dance moves."

Link
 
2012-12-07 07:31:50 AM
Sounds like cancer mets to me.
 
2012-12-07 07:42:19 AM
Ah, so that's why it's taken me so much less time to read through my twitter feed these past few days. I hadn't really realized before how much of what I read there is from him.
 
2012-12-07 07:50:13 AM

Tealeaf: Ah, so that's why it's taken me so much less time to read through my twitter feed these past few days. I hadn't really realized before how much of what I read there is from him.


Ditto. Although Shatner has more than made up for Ebert's absence lately.
 
2012-12-07 07:53:56 AM
dammit -- i really wanted to get his review of Hobbits Walking All Day Part One in 3D 48 fps, since Ebert's been jonesing for 48 fps for about a decade.
 
2012-12-07 07:57:22 AM
At least he doesn't have to worry about bad hospital food.
 
2012-12-07 08:08:10 AM
Oh man, he's one of the few sane people out there reviewing movies. It's going to be the end of an era when he goes but wouldn't it be awesome if his death was directed by Michael Bay?
 
2012-12-07 08:22:00 AM
I feel bad for the guy. He has had a lot of bad luck, health-wise.
 
2012-12-07 09:20:31 AM
It seems this poor man is being taken from this world bit by bit. I hope he's comfortable & pain-free.
 
2012-12-07 09:23:22 AM
See kids, this is what sitting on the couch watching movies all your life will get you.
 
2012-12-07 10:02:59 AM
Poor fellow.

Probably a re-post to most of you, but I thought his essay "Go Gently Into that Good Night" was particularly moving.

Link
 
2012-12-07 10:36:55 AM
Like his reviews, not a fan of his politics. Wish he would have two separate twitter feeds.
 
2012-12-07 10:50:47 AM
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/not impressed
 
2012-12-07 12:06:06 PM

The Martian Manhandler: At least he doesn't have to worry about bad hospital food.


+1
 
2012-12-07 12:40:06 PM

MattyFridays: Like his reviews, not a fan of his politics. Wish he would have two separate twitter feeds.


Not a fan of either, any more but still this sucks for anyone except Chavez or Castro or Kim the III.
 
2012-12-07 01:26:43 PM
The 'Sad' tag should be given to Subby for such a lame headline!
 
2012-12-07 01:58:04 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-07 02:09:20 PM

theurge14: See kids, this is what sitting on the couch watching movies all your life will get you.


Health Insurance, a loving wife and numerous well wishers?
 
2012-12-07 02:36:15 PM

GibbyTheMole: I feel bad for the guy. He has had a lot of bad luck, health-wise.


Not quite as bad as Gene Siskel though. I'll take salivary and thyroid cancer over brain cancer anyday. Plus 13 years and counting of being alive.

The one that always gets me is Stephen Hawking, who is about the same age as Ebert actually. That would suck.
 
2012-12-07 03:02:07 PM
Bacontastesgood

Not quite as bad as Gene Siskel though. I'll take salivary and thyroid cancer over brain cancer anyday. Plus 13 years and counting of being alive.
The one that always gets me is Stephen Hawking, who is about the same age as Ebert actually. That would suck.


Yeah, you have a point. Minor threadjack, but Todd Rundgren wrote a rather touching song about Hawking's condition. Lyrics here, by the way.
 
2012-12-07 03:11:11 PM
Poor guy. He's had enough medical shiat to put up already.
 
2012-12-07 03:20:27 PM
Broken Hip? More like, Sunkin' Ship!
 
2012-12-07 03:30:42 PM
I actually saw Roger Ebert a couple of years ago. Every year I always go to the Florida Film Festival, it is a tradition of mine that I have enjoyed ever since I was a kid. My favorite films to go to are the ones that don't get a lot of hype; the tiny little films that was made with not a lot of money, but with a lot of spirit. So that year I decided to see a film from Chile called Play, and I found myself being the only person in the audience besides the director, her crew, and one other man.

That man turned out to be Roger Ebert.

I couldn't pay attention to the movie, the entire time I kept my eyes glued on a person who I have idolized for nearly my entire life. After the movie, he walked up to the director and shook her hand, and then turned around and began to walk out of the theater. I always had a policy to never walk up to celebrities (it always seemed rude to me), but in this case I was willing to break my rule. As he was walking out I stumbled over the seats to get to him. He turned when I called his name.

"Mr. Ebert?"

The man turned around. I was utterly stunned.

"I am a pretty big fan of yours. I have been since I was a little kid; I would say that I would not know half of the things I know about movies if it wasn't for your show."

Just then he stopped, looked me in the eye. I will never forget what he told me;

"blwaaaaahwawerrrrraaggh dfrrragggth. Thhhhssssrrrrup."


/courtesy of Jonathan Hohensee
 
2012-12-07 04:05:57 PM
Poor guy. I didn't realize he was that old. But a broken hip at his age is not a good thing.
 
2012-12-07 07:02:17 PM

Ctrl-Alt-Del: I actually saw Roger Ebert a couple of years ago. Every year I always go to the Florida Film Festival, it is a tradition of mine that I have enjoyed ever since I was a kid. My favorite films to go to are the ones that don't get a lot of hype; the tiny little films that was made with not a lot of money, but with a lot of spirit. So that year I decided to see a film from Chile called Play, and I found myself being the only person in the audience besides the director, her crew, and one other man.

That man turned out to be Roger Ebert.

I couldn't pay attention to the movie, the entire time I kept my eyes glued on a person who I have idolized for nearly my entire life. After the movie, he walked up to the director and shook her hand, and then turned around and began to walk out of the theater. I always had a policy to never walk up to celebrities (it always seemed rude to me), but in this case I was willing to break my rule. As he was walking out I stumbled over the seats to get to him. He turned when I called his name.

"Mr. Ebert?"

The man turned around. I was utterly stunned.

"I am a pretty big fan of yours. I have been since I was a little kid; I would say that I would not know half of the things I know about movies if it wasn't for your show."

Just then he stopped, looked me in the eye. I will never forget what he told me;

"blwaaaaahwawerrrrraaggh dfrrragggth. Thhhhssssrrrrup."


/courtesy of Jonathan Hohensee


It can't be a Roger Ebert thread without this classic.

/get well soon, Roger
 
2012-12-07 08:53:39 PM
Thanks Marisyan, save me the trouble.
 
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