SpongeBob SquarePants Creator is Dead!

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Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants has died of ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease). He was 57.
Why post about him here you might ask:
He was trained to some extent in marine biology.
Also,
Almost everything about SpongBob SquarePants (at least the first season, which I watched with my son) is based on a twisting of scientific reality and expectations, such as rivers and beaches under the ocean.
I especially like the underwater anchor aero(hydro?)dynamics of the anchor toss contest.

Also many funny names (such as they live in Bikini Bottom) and a great theme song.
 

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As I first watched it, I thought it was a show for kids. However, this changed to quite the opposite. There are so many crazy things going on, that the question must be allowed: What did they smoke? It's full of unexpected turns and subtle, i.e. hidden jokes. The only thing I wished they had less are the close-ups, especially Patrick's.
 
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Here is a NY Times obituary on Hillenburg.
 

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