The Five Stages of Grief are slightly different for massive corporations. For example the first stage is apparently "Be Really Sleazy."
As a big fan of Things That Are Empirically Excellent, is am, it will surprise no one, an avid admirer and huge fan of HBO's The Sopranos, and so, like many of you, I was publicly bummed out when James Gandolfini, the man who was the backbone of one of the most excellent and important television shows ever passed away suddenly yesterday at just 51. As Facebook feeds across the world lit up with expressions of shock and sorrow at the news, we were treated to handy lessons in how to mourn a public figure -- and how not to -- from two unexpected sources: the classic rockers of Journey and Internet-retailer Amazon. Here's a Protip: Do offer your sympathies to the figure's family. Don't try to hawk product. (Potential spoilers ahead if you haven't finished The Sopranos and are really sensitive about your definition of spoiler. Also, if you haven't finished The Sopranos, what the hell are you doing?)