Monday, June 24, 2024

Think Tank Memorial End-of-Day Miscellany

According to the Kubler-Ross model, there are five discrete stages people go through when dealing with grief or tragedy:

  • denial (“No…no…this isn’t happening! Lalalalalala, I can’t hear you!!” /sticks fingers in ears),
  • anger (“ARGH! Me smash things! Stupid grief!!! /punches wall),
  • bargaining (“Ok, God, look…just let me live long enough to see the Indians win the World Series…please?” /looks skyward with unrealistic hopes),
  • depression (“Guh.” /looks guh-ish), and
  • acceptance (“Fine. Fine. Whatever. Fine.” /shrugs, sighs).

Why do I mention this?  Because the departure of Blake Rutherford and the corresponding death of the Think Tank forced many a blogger and blog reader to go through whatever the online, not-actually-dealing-with-a-death version of these stages would be.  Having now reached the acceptance stage, I decided the best way to deal with it would be to revive one of my favorite Think Tank features, the End-of-Day Miscellany, as a tribute.  So, with no further ado — and, honestly, was that all that much ado? — [/clears throat, does Blake impression] here are the things I didn’t get to today:

Until tomorrow…

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