Thursday, January 04, 2007

Happy (Belated) New Year

Well, 2006 is over, and for many it went out on a down note. I know some of you are bummed out because you had President Ford and/or James Brown in your 2007 Death Pool, but should've known they were both part of the conspiracy to screw you over.

Actually, I'm gonna miss them both.

Ford brought some calm to the country when it was sorely needed...and I've forgiven him for giving Chevy Chase* so much airtime on SNL.

As for James Brown well, there was some great music, some great performances, and a classic arrest photo. I do have to point out the irony that he died in the same week that a report was released showing a decrease in domestic violence. You gotta admit, James had timing.

Of course, Saddam Hussein rounded out the celebrity(?) deaths at the end of 2006. I'm just as glad to see him gone as the next guy, but you gotta wonder if it would've been more humiliating to just keep him coming to trial for the next twenty years or so. I mean, evertime he barked something out in that courtroom it did more damage to his legacy than being found guilty did.

They could've just kept bringing him in to spout off in front a rotating cast of characters.You could have b-list celebrities take turns playing the judge -- I can see Kathy Griffin in drag and a black robe now. Somedays he'd refuse to stop talking, sometimes he wouldn't say anything, sometimes he threaten'd be "must see" television.

...And you could get sponsors. Finally there's be something in Iraq that would bring in a little revenue (that is, besides revenue for Haliburton).

What I don't get is all the hysteria about the cell phone video of his hanging. I mean, if you've decided to hang someone, it's not the time to get squeemish about someone posting it to their blog. And I think any pretense of giving the prisoner dignity went out the window with the that tighty-whities photo.

In fact, if Elvis and JFK taught us anything, it should be that famous people need to die in front of cameras -- and a lot of them -- if you really want people to believe they're dead. I mean, if someone had a cell phone video when Paul McCartney died we could finally put to rest all those "Paul is Alive" conspiracies...

*Update 1/10/2007: To be fair, Chevy has brought us some great comedy over the years. Apparently it's gotten him an international following, as seen in the Cola As I've posted here.

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  1. I'm sure Kathy Griffin would be pleased that you think she's moved up from D-List to B-List celebrity.

    Paul is Dead, and Elvis is Alive!

  2. Yea, I like to do what I can to help others...notice I gave Chevy Chase a shout out as well. Hey, I'm a giver.


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