'The Simpsons' paid tribute to the late Stephen Hawking


Stephen Hawking has been honored by The Simpsons.

The astrophysicist had a number of cameos on the show in its now 29-season run, perhaps most notably in 1999 when he appeared at the end of the episode “They Saved Lisa’s Brain.”

The show ended Sunday’s episode with an image of Hawking in his now iconic helicopter and jet-powered wheelchair, complete with Lisa Simpson sitting on his lap. 

The Simpsons’ executive producer Matt Selman, who called Hawking the show’s “most intelligent guest star,” posted the image on Twitter. Read more…

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Bento, Keyboard Cat and internet hero, has died aged 9


One of the internet’s favourite animal heroes, Keyboard Cat, has sadly passed away.

Though not the original Keyboard Cat, Bento was the second feline star associated with one of the most famous meme videos of the last decade. He reached nine years of age, and died on March 9, 2018.

Owner Charlie Schmidt posted a rather epic tribute to his feline friend, Bento, on YouTube on Sunday, based on one of his videos from 2014:

“Keyboard Cat” originally found fame in 2007, thanks to some quirky old VHS footage shot in 1984 by American performance artist Charlie Schmidt. Not starring Bento just yet, the original clip starred Schmidt’s other cat, Fatso (who died in 1987), wearing a blue shirt and “playing” an electronic keyboard. Read more…

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