I regret to inform you that Roger Ebert has died. He mattered to me, and to many people here. Jessamyn has deleted a couple of single-link obituary posts on the grounds that "as much as I appreciate the timeliness of this, this guy has been hugely influential here. Maybe someone could make a proper obit post?" I agree. Perhaps we might take a day or two and do that collaboratively, collecting links and stories and making up a grand obituary post of shared memories of his life. [more inside]
There have been three Ebert posts (not even counting this one) in the last four days. Typically aren't people encouraged to fold these kinds of links to existing discussions?
How much Ebert is too much Ebert? I'm not suggesting a moratorium, I just wonder if there needs to be a new post about his latest op/ed as frequently as we've been seeing.
Update: Roger Ebert's blog post about Ben Stein's Expelled (6MB HTML), talked about here, had so many comments the software wouldn't allow any more.
The Chicago Sun-Times ran a little item on page 30 today. It's full of get well messages from Metafilter to Roger Ebert. It's online too.