Smile Politely

In honor of Roger Ebert’s passing…

I thought I’d share this photo, taken by Mr. Guido Esteves, outside of his home — which is also Roger’s boyhood home in Urbana — where a plaque exists in acknowledgment.

Next week, we’ll be dedicating an entire day to content shared by our community to honor Mr. Ebert. We invite anyone and everyone to submit stories and thoughts to us at

Here’s to Roger, and to Steak n’ Shake, of course. It’s still a pretty damn good burger, especially at 3 a.m., right about the time you should totally not be eating one.

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