RIP Roger Ebert

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Roger Ebert, the only film critic I even know the name of, passed away today at the age of 70. With former co-host Gene Siskel, he popularized the “two thumbs up” system for rating movies. This rating system was ubiquitous and a succinct way to find out whether or not a movie was worth seeing.

Hear him talk about the origin of the thumbs up/thumbs down:

Rest In Peace to a true Hand It! legend.

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