The Father of Video Games Has Passed Away

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Ralph H Baer, the inventor of the Magnavox Odyssey, has passed away at the age of 92.

His invention was the first home video game console, and he's oft considered the inventor of video games. Baer is also the inventor of the first light gun for video games, called The Shooting Gallery. You can also thank him for that electronic, wickedly frustrating memory game, Simon.

Without Baer, you certainly wouldn't be complaining about whether or not your next-gen console is next-gen enough, so think of him the next time you turn yours on. Check out the video above to watch an interview he did with PBS about his work.

RIP of the Day: EGOT Champion Mike Nichols Dead at 83

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Mike Nichols, famed director/writer/producer and one of a select few people to have achieved the coveted EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) died on Wednesday.

He worked on a number of memorable projects including "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", "The Graduate," "The Birdcage," "Charlie Wilson's War," Monty Python's "Spamalot" and "Angels in America."

Here's his acceptance speech after winning the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010, presented by Meryl Streep, which he ended with this memorable quote:

"Goodnight moon, goodnight stars. I'll see you on the set and the beach and in the kitchen. And at the movies."

90s Kids are Mourning Jovian, Star of PBS KIDS Show Zoboomafoo

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Jovian the lemur, better known as Zoboomafoo, died Monday at the age of 20.5 at the Duke Lemur Center, where he spent his entire life. His co-hosts on Zoboomafoo, Chris & Martin Kratt had this to say about Jovian:

"He'd jump in through the window and we'd feed him mangoes or garbanzo beans. Sometimes he'd grab our noses with those soft sifaka hands. He was very social and calm. He was young and good-looking and very gentle."

Jovian is survived by his second partner, Pia, a brother Julian, aged 22, 7 children and 4 grandchildren.You can read Jovian's full obituary on Duke Today here.



If this got you right in the feels, join in on the twitter-feels remembering Zooboomafoo now.

Cartoon of the Day: "Easy Does it There Lad, You're With Us Now."

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Fitting words provided by Reddit user BeautifulBeard. This comic pays due respect to fallen soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo who was shot while on a patrol of the memorial.

Billy Crystal Made a Beautiful Tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmys

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This Musical Tribute to Robin Williams Will Inspire You

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Remembering the Comedy Greatness of Robin Williams

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