Friday, June 26, 2009

Rough week... Ed, Farrah, and Michael

Wow! Ed McMahon died, then Farrah Fawcett, and then Michael Jackson. Out of the 3 of them, I think Ed was the most talented, but unfortunately it is Michael who is getting the most press. He was the youngest, the richest, and the most unexpected. Everyone knew that Farrah was battling cancer since she'd done a documentary about it. Ed McMahon was getting old, and mostly retired. He was sick for a while I guess. I noticed that the Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes wasn't using him in their ads anymore. Michael... I didn't even know he was back in the United States. I knew he'd lost his Neverland Ranch or whatever, and I knew he'd gone to Bahrain, and then I'd tuned out. So the prince of Bahrain sued him, he came back to the States, and he was planning a comeback series in London or something. Yeah, right. That never would have worked out. So now we'll be stuck with Michael Jackson publicity for the next few weeks, the autopsy, the funeral services, all the fans etc.... I'd rather hear about Ed McMahon, or even Farrah, although I think Farrah's fanbase was smaller than either of the other two. She was pretty, sold a lot of merchandise, helped launch Charlie's Angels etc, good for her. Ed McMahon had a longer career, and Michael made millions of dollars. Of course Michael probably molested little boys who came to visit him too. I'm sure his kids won't inherit much since Michael had so many financial problems. Too bad for them. Hopefully they won't inherit his crazy brain too.

Okay, enough on this already. You can't go to any news site, on tv, radio, newspaper, or online without seeing a headline about Michael Jackson. I'll be glad when it's over.

1 comment:

  1. I felt a profound sense of loss for about 40 minutes after hearing about MJ's death. I wasn't a fan. Also, I wasn't not a fan. His music is entwined with some of my memories. The music video "Thriller" was playing when I picked little Ben and littler Rachael up from day care. I saw him as a pathetic human being as he made the transition from a black man to a white androgen. In looks, he resembled a very sad, emaciated clown. I can't say that I'll miss him because he wasn't a part of my life. When I think of him, I feel sadness.

    Gosh, that was a long comment. Maybe I should use it as a post. I won't though, because then I'll get sucked into hours on-line that I want to spend doing other things.