Dead Celebrity

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Previously seen on boingboing, Inge Ginsberg passes away at 99.

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He’s been in hospice, so it was only a matter of time, but still…what a loss for Chicago:

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Laughter is the best medicine?

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I knew this author only from his most famous novel, Hatchet, which I remembered fondly from my childhood and more recently experienced as an audiobook with my children as we were driving across the country. I’m only now learning he wrote sequels to Hatchet among his other novels, I guess I ought to check those out.

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Ruthie Tompson’s career as an early Disney artist is even more impressive when one considers the sexist studio policies of the time. Other women who applied were summarily rejected via form letters stating “women do not do any of the creative work preparing the films for the screen, as that work is done entirely by young men.”

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Wow. My first thought was to wonder if it was real, but I really shouldn’t be surprised.

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It’s being talked about in other topics, but I’ll put this here

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