RIP Ralph Baer
I really, really hate writing obits. I really do. But I take it as a personal honor to be able to say good things about the men and women I respect, whether in this industry or just in my life, and Ralph Baer is the reason all of this exists in the first...
My name is Sergeant Frank Drebin Jr., Detective Lieutenant, I.C.U.P Unit, a special devision of the police department. We had just spent months of late night stakeouts. Night after night of eating bad take out and peeing in Ed's thermos. We were on the case of a missing Councilman. A real heavy hitter down at City Hall. He tried to get in touch with me months ago, about some grand conspiracy he'd uncovered. Then he vanished! We dragged the lake and found his car, and a suitcase full of cash. He might have been trying to run, or, as I indicated in my report, simply forgot where he parked his car. Anyway, it was time to get this case to the court house. Time to roll.