Hal Riney passed away yesterday after a bout with cancer. If you don’t know who Hal Riney is, and you’re in the industry, please remove yourself from the industry. Now.

A great writer.
A great voice-over artist.
A guy who brought us Ernest & Julio Gallo, Bartles & Jaymes and the Saturn car company launch campaign.
A guy who created some of the best political ads ever for the best president of the 20th century. (That would be Reagan for the uninformed out there.)

I should be so lucky to have a quarter of his career.