A Mothly Spew Salute to Memorial Day 

In honor of Memorial Day, The Monthly Spew would like to commemorate these beloved characters who died in your favorite movies and tv shows.

Qui-Gon Jinn (The Phantom Menace)

 Jedi master to Obi-Wan Kenobi. Known for messing with the lives of strange little kids on remote worlds, Qui-Gon met his end at the hands of the Sith Lord Darth Maul while dueling on Naboo.

The Ninth Doctor (Doctor Who)

 We know you love David Tennant; we love him, too. But let’s not forget what Chris Eccleston brought to the series. He may have only stayed for one season, but you know what? He was fantastic.

Ned Stark (Game of Thrones)


A tireless opponent of allowing incestuous bastards to inherit the thrones stolen by their fake fathers.  Ned was not long for the world, a fact that should have been obvious once Sean Bean was cast.

Wash (Serenity)

 Pilot aboard the Firefly-class ship, Serenity. Impaled by a harpoon while flying the ship. Admit it. You cried. They killed Wash and you cried. It’s okay, we understand. Not that we cried. We’re manly men and thus have no emotions.  He was a leaf on the wind.

Boba Fett (Return of the Jedi)

 The most ruthless and famous bounty hunter in the galaxy. Came to a rather inauspicious death being swallowed whole by the sarlacc of Carkoon. He may have only appeared in 2 Acts of the entire trilogy, but Boba Fett knows how to make it count.

Boromir (The Fellowship of the Ring)

 Captain of the Gondor Guard, son of Denethor, Last Ruling Steward of Gondor, member of the Fellowship of the Ring. Died protecting Merry Brandybuck and Pippin Took when the Fellowship was ambushed by a company of Uruk-hai near Raurus Falls.

Vitruvius (The Lego Movie

 Blind wise man cliché and Master Builder, died trying to stop Lord Business’ plan to Kragle the universe, but, like all good wise men, returned as a plastic ghost on a string to inspire the hero to save the world. Plus, he liked Emmet before it was cool.

Your Hopes and Dreams

 Crushed everyday by the relentless onslaught of reality.

Really, the men and women who have given their lives in service of our country.

 We have fun at the Monthly Spew and we hope we can give you a laugh along the way, but we aren’t here to make light of the sacrifice made by our service men and women for whom this holiday was established. So, in our own nerdy way, we salute the American soldiers who have gone before us in battle. In the words of King Thèoden, “Hail the victorious dead!”


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