Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Farah Fawcett

The next celebrity mortality on this grim trip through the mortuary which it seems is the whole of my blog lately is Farah Fawcett, who actually died close to a week ago of cancer.

It is human nature to ignore problems until they become personal; who in this world pays any attention to cancer until someone they know and care about is told their body is killing itself? Farah funneled a lot of attention and money into cancer research in her last years; call it enlightened self-interest, perhaps, but her refusal to go quiet into that good night has helped find a cure.

I also wanted to post a picture of her that wasn't that dumb swimsuit pose, which started to look painful to me after the fiftieth blog post. So here she is looking a lot more candid. Fifteen seconds on teh Google, it took me: bloggers, take note.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Billy Mays Dead At 50: Discovery Channel Devastated

Billy Mays, star of the best infomercials you always turned off, has been found dead in his Florida home, apparently after a rough jetliner landing that resulted in a bump to his head.

Authorities are careful to keep the noggin impact and the fact that Mays was found dead in bed separate.

Mays has most recently starred in the barrel-scraping reality TV show Pitchmen, on the Discovery Channel, in which he and partner Andrew Sullivan try to find new products to shill.

Discovery's going to have to find something to fill the first hour timeslot of the two-hour gap between the new episode of Mythbusters and the midnight rerun of the new episode of Mythbusters.

I do feel genuinely sorry for Mays' son, who's only 22.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

RIP, Michael Jackson

MSNBC is reporting that Michael Jackson has died of undisclosed causes in Los Angeles.

He had a stellar career in the 80s, followed by a crash and burn so hard he was only now coming out of it. He was apparently rehearsing a comeback performance in London later this year.

Whatever he was searching for, whatever demons were riding him, I hope he has now found peace, at least.

Monday, June 1, 2009

It Cutened The World

It... it got Dr. Myers. He didn't even slow it down.

Maybe it won't see us here. Maybe it'll pass right by.

Oh god ... what are we going to do?

Wait, wait! Do you hear something?

Oh no it's here!