Legendary funny man Jonathan Winters passed away on Thursday night. The man was absolutely brilliant: hysterical and crazy and just amazingly original. He was a serious artist, and a very serious thinker who suffered from depression. He even used this in his comedy. He was much loved, and he will be greatly missed.
I find myself imagining what spirited debates will arise in the afterlife between Roger Ebert, Gore Vidal and Christopher Hitchens. Especially with Hitchens being kinda pissed about there being an afterlife.
Or at the very least, Roger, finding his voice again, acting as mediator between the other two.
This is the Leonard Cohen song that Roger credited for saving his life in the above TED video