In Memoriam: Arthur C. Clarke

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, 16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008

“Sometimes I think we’re alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we’re not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.”

In Memoriam: Ola Brunkert

Ola Brunkert, September 15, 1946 – March 16, 2008

ABBA - Fernando (Official Music Video)

I forgot to post a video Friday night, but this seems like a good time. “Fernando” is my favorite ABBA song, and fittingly features a good deal of Ola’s drumming. Condolences to his family and friends; the guy left behind an impressive discography. Horrible way to go.

Thanks for the good times, Gary.

Ernest Gary Gygax, July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008

If you’ve ever had a single good time playing a role-playing game, you owe this man some thanks. He pretty much invented the genre. Thanks for everything, Gary. You made my life a lot more enjoyable than you could ever know, and you never even met me.

Got any good stories about your role-playing experiences? Any good D&D tales to tell? I want to hear ’em. Click the pic and let’s send the good Mr. Gygax off, Irish wake style.

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