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Friday, June 26, 2009


Pop Culture deaths drive the tragedy in Iran and the sorry story of the South Carolina governor from the headlines.

I can put my life in perspective when reviewing how and when I connected with each of them (I still maintain Fawcett's "Burning Bed" and Jacko's "Captain Eo" are still brilliant in my mind).

Now if the press could just let them Rest. In. Peace.


Life is a fragile affair.

We are all dancing

on the edge of a precipice,

a dizzying cliff so high

we can't see the bottom.

~Mark Rickerby


Pam said...

Yes, it's sad. I shed some tears as Farrah lost her courage battle with Cancer.

Jackson's death was surprising. His music and talent were brilliant; his personal life tragic and questionable.

Ed was a house-hold staple for decades.

Ed's death has been summarily dismissed by the press as has Farrah's. Now we're subjected to the endless glut of "mourning" and idle speculation about Michael's death.

Before it's over we'll be forced to listen to every person who ever crossed paths with Jackson, probably several hundred times.

Enough already!

Marion said...

I was sad to hear that Farrah had lost her long battle with anal cancer (which I'd never heard of before this). She had such a beautiful and courageous spirit. I'd never known much about her and after seeing the show she made about her journey, I was impressed by her joie de vivre and strength in such dire circumstances. I also admired her best friend, Alana Stewart, who was by her side until the very end and filmed and produced the documentary. I know she's heartbroken right now.....

Michael Jackson's death just plain shocked me. What I feel is deep sorrow for his children who lost their father so suddenly and violently. From all accounts, he was a loving father to them and pretty much their entire world. My prayers are with them, the innocent ones.

Every generation has it's icons. Many people feel at Michale's death as I did, I guess, when I heard over the radio that John Lennon was dead. It was a moment that forever divided time. For my Mom it was Elvis.

Great post, Ms. Q.!!!

"People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. It is as though they were traveling abroad." ~Marcel Proust

Kelly said...

I was sorry about all three deaths as well as David Carradine's earlier this month. Oh...and today, Billy Mays (certainly a household name if you own a TV).

What I have trouble understanding, though, is the photos of people absolutely sobbing over these deaths. Maybe I'm a little lacking in emotions, but I just can't see getting that carried away.

And Marion...I remember exactly where I was when I heard about both Elvis AND John Lennon's deaths. As for Michael, we were almost the exact same age. Too young to die!!

Bob said...

And to top it off, today we heard about TV Pitchman BILLY MAYS!!!

What a talent MJ was. Weird as all get-out in his adult life, but what a talent.