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6/25/2009

Celebrity Deaths: Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett Die

Filed under: Miscellaneous — DRJ @ 1:54 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Farrah Fawcett.

And Michael Jackson.

UPDATE BY PATTERICO: Please do not run down the recently dead in the comments.

114 Responses to “Celebrity Deaths: Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett Die”

  1. And Ed McMahon

    G (58c282)

  2. That’s three.

    luagha (5cbe06)

  3. So the rest of us are safe. For now.

    ManlyDad (060305)

  4. Sorry, I just can’t seem to muster any sympathy. Michael Jackson was a marvelous talent wasted on a pathetic human being.

    I guess now he is trying to explain what he really did with all those young boys.

    retire05 (8030d6)

  5. R.I.P.

    Joe (dcebbd)

  6. Excuse me if I don’t shed a tear for Jackson.
    He was a great talent, but I can’t help thinking that his death will keep some children from being scarred for life.

    J Pazzesco (8bf00a)

  7. Then again who cares about health care, celebrity deaths, Iran, NoKo, or politican scandals. We are all doomed.

    Joe (dcebbd)

  8. Since Michael only molested white boys does that make him a racist?

    highpockets (41ca91)

  9. Unconfirmed report that Jeff Goldblum fell to his death on the set of a movie at New Zealand

    Forgive me if this turns out not to be true.

    Steverino (69d941)

  10. R.I.P. and prayers for the families.

    P.S. This is really not the thread for slamming Michael Jackson. If you didn’t like him, fine… don’t comment. Remember how classless some liberals looked when Tony Snow died? That’s exactly how negative comments here look. Show some respect for the host at least.

    Stashiu3 (ed6467)

  11. Actually, I harbored much more ill will towards the parents who willingly prostituted their children. Jackson’s excreable father also is partly responsible for whom he became – those kids were abused to within an inch of their lives while growing up. Sins of the father, indeed – quite a sad story.

    Dmac (f7884d)

  12. What Stashiu and DMac said.

    nk (d78a32)

  13. Forgive me if this turns out not to be true.
    Comment by Steverino — 6/25/2009 @ 5:00 pm

    Forgiven, but this looks to be a hoax.

    Stashiu3 (ed6467)

  14. This is really not the thread for slamming Michael Jackson

    I agree. Happier times:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt9TUy0_GiM

    JayC (974ba4)

  15. I’ll take the high rooad on MJ. However, Farrah was an extremely iconic 70s actress, who proved she had real chops. Burning Bed, I think? She left us way too early. RIP

    Gazzer (f027c2)

  16. Dmac #11: once again, you and share thoughts on this subject. The father should have been horsewhipped.

    Eric Blair (0b61b2)

  17. Forgiven, but this looks to be a hoax.

    Thank God. Three in one day, especially three fairly young celebrities (although Farrah’s was imminent), would have been very saddening.

    Steverino (69d941)

  18. Mark me down under the “Don’t care” column.

    Of course, my closest connection to Michael Jackson was sitting in a deposition in Santa Maria Calif ( a town a half hour up the highway from Santa Barbara ) for a high profile personal injury case where I was representing a peripheral defendant. Among the other counsel for codefendants was an attorney who had represented Michael Jackson in the famous case of one of his hangers-on suing him. He’d just been sanctioned a record amount for his behavior in that case, $300,000 if memory serves, by the same judge as was currently assigned to our PI case. So the main topic of side conversation was who was going to paper which judges to get the case kicked to a more convenient courthouse.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  19. The tragic thing is within a few days their deaths will be less about losing their talents and more about how much the hangers on can make off their estates through marketing and dividing up the spoils. At least Jackson’s music will live on. And Farah’s 1977 poster is as iconic as cheesecake images of 1950’s Marilyn Monroe and 1940’s pin-ups of Betty Grable.

    Stranger still is the media coverage. It’s says more about the content of our lives than the passing of theirs.

    Farrah Fawcett- Hair today, gone tomorrow.
    Michael Jackson- A,B,C, 1,2,3, Jackson’s dead sez my TV.

    DCSCA (9d1bb3)

  20. What a pathetic little nothing you are, DCSCA.

    nk (d78a32)

  21. That’s no way to speak to the International Man of Parody, nk. No way at all.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  22. Farrah Fawcett- Hair today, gone tomorrow.

    This is really very offensive, DCSCA. To make a joke about a woman who lost her hair because of an insidious disease, which also took her life today, is beyond the pale.

    Dana (8d88ef)

  23. No kidding. Sheesh. Wildly thrashing about to have some kind of impact on the internet.

    Juan (bd4b30)

  24. I think he is truly demented, within the clinical definition of the term, (good looking) Dana.

    nk (d78a32)

  25. Dana, and here the International Man of Parody thought that was his best line.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  26. One of my friends was telling me that Fox was having nearly wall-to-wall coverage of Mr Jackson’s death. (I didn’t watch it myself.) I do wonder how much the 24 hour news channels, which repear things over and over and over again — in part to save on costs — pump up this celebrity business.

    The uglier Dana (474dfc)

  27. SAD for the families and loved ones. Never speak bad about a deceased soul that cant defend themselves. Two people that just found more than 15 minutes of fame. May they rest in peace

    Lynn (b01166)

  28. “This is really very offensive, DCSCA. To make a joke about a woman who lost her hair because of an insidious disease, which also took her life today, is beyond the pale.”

    Oh, well,that’s the wonderful world of lefties-predictably adolescent and vile as the day is long.

    Dr. Carlo Lombardi (8f03e2)

  29. The uglier Dana

    Oh, Lord.

    Paul (creator of "Staunch Brayer") (bcc87c)

  30. #22- Dana. Apparently you are too young to be aware of what made her famous in the first place.

    DCSCA (9d1bb3)

  31. Hey, Dana, its all your fault that you don’t recognize the brilliant wit of the International Man of Parody.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  32. RIP to all, but especially Farrah.

    I see the International Man of Parody decided to drop by and moon everyone.

    JD (870a39)

  33. Never speak bad about a deceased soul that cant defend themselves.

    Given all the notorious publicity that Jackson received while he was alive, there were more than a few occasions when he had the opportunity to defend himself, which he did repeatedly. And successfully enough to convince more than a few jurors in Santa Barbara.

    Such a shame that the core of his creativity — with the theory being that a certain amount of that requires a person be rather eccentric to begin with — and the impact of his abusive and overly domineering father, along with the culture of showbiz (and all the flaky individuals and hanger-ons drawn to it) made the trap of self-destructive behavior very easy for him to fall into.

    Mark (411533)

  34. UPDATE BY PATTERICO: Please do not run down the recently dead in the comments.

    Thank you, Patrick.

    It dismays me that such a notice in the post is Necessary. Every. Time.

    Paul (creator of "Staunch Brayer") (bcc87c)

  35. #15- Yep. She did some excellent work after ‘Angels’ and was never given due credit for her talent beyond the T&A TV of the late 70s. Burning Bed was a very successful project. As was her portrayal of Margret Bourke White. She was a talented woman and the camera loved her.

    [Strike-out by DRJ. Please show some respect, DCSCA.]

    DCSCA (9d1bb3)

  36. Shut up, IMP. You pollute everywhere you comment.

    JD (870a39)

  37. #22- Dana. Apparently you are too young to be aware of what made her famous in the first place.

    Comment by DCSCA — 6/25/2009 @ 6:43 pm

    I’m quite aware of what made her famous. Apparently though you are either too young or insensitive (or both) to understand what happens to most women who lose their hair to the ravages of cancer treatment. There is a reason it’s referred to as a woman’s crowning glory. So, after you’ve washed the bald patchy scalp of a woman who has lost her hair to cancer because she no longer has the strength to wash it herself, and you struggle to artfully wrap a scarf around that bald head while simultaneously reassuring her through her tears that yes, she is still feminine, still womanly, still beautifully alive, get back to me. Until then, shut up.

    Dana (8d88ef)

  38. Demented C___ S____ Chewing A___.

    nk (d78a32)

  39. #33- If you talk to music execs from the 80s they’ll tell you that Jackson’s incredible success and popularity virtually saved the recording industry in that period, when it was in a terrible slump. The tragedy in all this will be watching the vultures pick over the estate for rights and ownership. You can hear them posturing already. More disturbing is the way our mass media elevates these kind of tragedies beyond what most of us would consider tasteful just to feed the 24/7 animal. Tailing coroner vans by helicopter; tabloids trying to snap up death portraits and so on. Even the Sanford emails were salacious fodder that didnt add anything to a sad storhy but a bad after taste. And all for money and to feed a hungry voyeurism that is increasingly surplanting the need to know with the right to intrude.

    DCSCA (9d1bb3)

  40. Wow. I have a crush on The Lovely Dana.

    Paul (creator of "Staunch Brayer") (bcc87c)

  41. Sad for both families

    EricPWJohnson (59f7ef)

  42. If you talk to music execs from the 80s they’ll tell you that Jackson’s incredible success and popularity virtually saved the recording industry in that period

    Before he legally and symbolically went over the cliff, I was rooting for him, hoping he’d be lucky enough to have a “…and they lived happily ever after” storybook ending to his life. Sort of a variation of what appears will be the case for another famous phenom like Tiger Woods, assuming his feet of clay (and, unfortunately, ALL people do have that, certainly to varying degrees) eventually don’t become too heavy.

    Mark (411533)

  43. #26- CNN is airing extreme close ups of futile attempts to resusitate Jackson in an ambulance. Unnecessary, salacious voyeurism, pure and simple. Everything is for sale.

    DCSCA (9d1bb3)

  44. Some will die and no one will even notice. Michael is gone. Love him or hate him, you can’t but notice his life and death. Rest in Peace. He reigned indeed.

    The Emperor (0c8c2c)

  45. #42- Interesting. We were discussing Woods over the weekend and felt his career arc might follow a path similar to Arnold Palmer’s.

    DCSCA (9d1bb3)

  46. The funniest part is DCSCA trying to flood the thread with mundane comments to try to drown out his public flatulence.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  47. #35- Sorry, DRJ. That’s what we called it in the industry. No disrespect intended. Far from it. We did some work with Fawcett about 25 years ago when marketing Burning Bed on tape and she was a savvy business woman who was almost as tough as Barbra Streisand. FF never really got the credit she deserved as a savvy businesswoman. All people saw was the ‘Angel.’

    DCSCA (9d1bb3)

  48. Yup, SPQR, the International Man of Parody sure did an about-face after Patterico posted his update.

    Paul (creator of "Staunch Brayer") (bcc87c)

  49. We did some work with Fawcett about 25 years ago

    Whoever is keeping track, (Dmac?) add this to the International Man of Parody’s List of Accomplishments.

    Paul (creator of "Staunch Brayer") (bcc87c)

  50. Poor Blanket. Well, at least he’ll always have the memories.

    jcurtis (14bf32)

  51. It’s not a good thing to die on the same day with the King of Pop! But in all fairness, Farrah Fawcett’s death was largely expected. Still very sad news. But it has been overshadowed by Michael’s. A sad day indeed.

    The Emperor (0c8c2c)

  52. International Man of Parody continues to beclown himself apace. If it knew anything, he would know the difference between Tiger and Arnold, and why their career arcs are not only different planes, but different planets. But, continue to ignore your own arsehattery. It is apparently a skill that allows you to make it through a day without your head assploding.

    JD (ce9ac3)

  53. My relatives with me on vacation in New Hampshire suddenly turned to the TV to watch the retrospectives on Michael Jackson. It is still alomst impossible to believe, but sadly in keeping with his often-tragic life.

    And Dana’s exposition about women with cancer who have lost their hair is nonpareil. She always has the right words to refute vulgar comments.

    Thank you, Dana.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R., (a4e9b7)

  54. I wonder who could survive the trial by press core that MJ has to live with through the last 15 – 20 years?

    Same thing the media is in the process of doing to Sarah Palin.

    papertiger (68db61)

  55. #37- Then you must also be aware that Fawcett was a private person but a savvy marketer and made the best of a terrible situation by exploiting her illness for profit while at the same time revealing the devastation it brings. It was a win/win. She was a very, very smart woman, and not just a pretty face.

    DCSCA (9d1bb3)

  56. That would be “had” rather then has.
    Speaking of him in the past tence is kind of hard to get used to.

    papertiger (68db61)

  57. … made the best of a terrible situation by exploiting her illness for profit while at the same time revealing the devastation it brings.
    Comment by DCSCA — 6/25/2009 @ 8:17 pm

    You really need to leave this thread and troll another. Preferably at another site, but you’ve been despicable enough already on this one.

    Stashiu3 (ed6467)

  58. I would have expected a bit more credulity among Patterico readers, considering the reasons for the creation of this blog.

    How do we know MJ was such and such? Because the Times says so. Seems pretty slim evidence to condemn a man to me.

    papertiger (68db61)

  59. #55: People Unclear on the Concept #11, 245.

    When you stand in a deep hole, the first priority is to stop digging. You think you are being fair minded. What you are coming off as is clear from the other comments.

    Think it over.

    Eric Blair (acade1)

  60. Paul @ 6:52:

    Usually I agree that it’s lame that people have to be told to respect the recently dead with a little decorum. With Farah that’s pretty obvious of course.

    With Jackson, I think it’s actually quite challenging to discuss his life without struggling to be respectful. In fact, I don’t really understand how to do it.

    Amazon has a banner memorializing Jackson’s death. Several comments there are saying this is the saddest moment of the year so far. It’s not even the saddest moment of the week. By a million miles. In the context of our times, I am truly saddened by our worship of fame, in and of itself.

    Juan (bd4b30)

  61. #57-“I have been worrying about where reality TV is headed since early May when NBC announced an airdate for Farrah’s Story, Farrah Fawcett’s video diary of her battle with cancer. Using Fawcett’s own narration and images shot by her and friend Alana Stewart with Fawcett’s video recorder, the special that aired May 15th felt so private and personal I wondered at times if I should be watching. Now after hearing her say that she is going to continue to chronicle her struggle, I wonder how far she is going to take it if she doesn’t recover. Knowing what I know of her, I suspect she will take it all the way, and that it will be shown on television. She is a creature of the medium. Ryan O’Neal, her partner, said the morning after Farrah’s Story aired, the first thing she [Fawcett] wanted to know was how it did in the ratings. It did well with 9 million viewers.” – David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun, 5/29/09

    It was a win/win. Wake up and smell the coffee.

    DCSCA (9d1bb3)

  62. Jeeez, dude… no one disputes any of that you freaking classless troll.

    Making jokes about people with cancer losing their hair and dying is still trash. You. Are. Trash.

    Juan (bd4b30)

  63. Notice that nowhere in the quote the International Man of Parody provided is there any mention of profit.

    Paul (creator of "Staunch Brayer") (bcc87c)

  64. #59. Condescension. Again. Leave that to the classroom. ‘Think it over.’

    DCSCA (9d1bb3)

  65. DCSCA, our host has asked us all to refrain from running down the recently dead in comments.

    Even if he hadn’t, that’s basically a minimum standard for polite behavior.

    Please stop.

    aphrael (4163e2)

  66. #63- You dont know much about the television industry, do you. Ratings = profit. Good grief.

    DCSCA (9d1bb3)

  67. I think DCSCA just assumes other people would behave as he would in the same position, hence his comments about Farrah.

    daleyrocks (718861)

  68. #65- agreed.

    DCSCA (9d1bb3)

  69. You dont know much about the television industry, do you. Ratings = profit.

    Just because a show has high rating doesn’t mean profit is taken from them. You ever heard of charity?

    Good grief.

    Paul (creator of "Staunch Brayer") (bcc87c)

  70. “#63- You dont know much about the television industry, do you. Ratings = profit. Good grief.”

    #59. Condescension. Again. Leave that to the classroom. ‘Think it over.’

    Comment by DCSCA — 6/25/2009 @ 8:44 pm

    Hoist on his own petard.

    daleyrocks (718861)

  71. The one and only International Man of Parody has to be one of the most blissfully self-unaware people I have encountered in quite some time.

    JD (3ff035)

  72. “Then you must also be aware that Fawcett was a private person but a savvy marketer and made the best of a terrible situation by exploiting her illness for profit . . .”

    DCSCA, you’re done in this thread. No more.

    Patterico (cc3b34)

  73. Thank you Patterico. Although the concept of DCSCA accusing literally anyone else in Known Space condescending is awe inspiring. I just want him to change the subject, as does pretty much everyone else.

    Eric Blair (acade1)

  74. Patrick, thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Paul (creator of "Staunch Brayer") (bcc87c)

  75. And by the way, I have asked several times that DCSCA quit insulting people’s professions…especially given the rather colorful and inconsistent history he claims for his own resume.

    Eric Blair (acade1)

  76. Did the International Man of Parody agree with Aphrael in #68 @ 8:46 that it should not be doing what it is, in fact, doing ?

    JD (3ff035)

  77. Patterico, what would it take to convince you to ban him permanently.

    The Michael Jackson hysteria is amazing and an excellent reason to do without a TV. Farrah was sad and probably 10% of the kids carrying on about Jackson knew who she was. Fame is fleeting.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  78. The Jackson that wowed me on American Bandstand, The Ed Sullivan Show etc died a long time ago.

    I don’t know if I’m mourning more for what he once was, his squandered talent or my own youth.

    The Michael Jackson of the last 15 or so years was very sad indeed and should be a lesson that money can’t buy happiness and fame and adoration can be more poisonous to the soul than loneliness and hardship.

    Rest in peace to one of the incredible talents of the 20th century.

    harkin (68b536)

  79. harkin, it’s a chicken/egg question.

    Michael Jackson showed a lot of genius in his work. Thriller is the most consistently excellent work of its genre.

    Lots of brilliant artists have extremely sad childhoods and deep mental troubles. Michael Jackson didn’t live a single normal day in his life and obvious was disturbed badly, but I don’t think he squandered his talent. I think his talent was a result and outlet. Is this an excuse? Nope. But I do feel for this soul, and I recognize that he was a hell of a great artist.

    Juan (bd4b30)

  80. Regarding DCSCA, if I may. I am a long term reader of this site, albeit a seldom commenter. However,
    1) DCSCA did not respect Patterico’s wishes, and therefore was a rude guest.
    2) Whatever Ms Fawcett’s motives for her last TV appearances were, and she was an entertainer above all, she was honest about them and no-one can deny that. However, to denigrate her on the day of her passing shows a distinct lack of class.
    3) DCSCA has the right to its opinion and most decidedly should express it…on its own blog.[I say “it” not to be derogatory but because I am unaware of gender]
    4) Finally, perhaps the elders on this blog could organize an “ignore DCSCA day”. Starved of attention it will wilt and go away. Currently, it yearns for banning as a badge of honor, or some implied street cred. Please do not indulge it further.

    Gazzer (f027c2)

  81. RIP to the three of them. It does come in threes…

    Meanwhile the LAT is focusing on the important stuff: how they got scooped by an outlet they consider below their level. Meow!

    Patricia (2183bb)

  82. Patricia – Carradine, McMahon, Fawcett, Jackson. That’s four so far.

    Have Blue (854a6e)

  83. Sky Saxon- frontman for the 60s garage psyche band “The Seeds” died 6/25 as well-With hits “Pushin too hard” and “Cant seem to make you mine”-The 2nd of which had recent retraction in the Axe cologne commercials

    Robert Price (47fe9a)

  84. He had a heart attack right? and I think he was about to go on tour too.

    samEhaku (88e61b)

  85. There is a story that he may have died due to Demerol overdose which shut down his breathing, and not cardiac arrest as first reported.

    nk (d78a32)

  86. DCSCA, you sir are a prick. I fought and am still fighting lung cancer. Even though I’ve been cancer free for 3.5 years, the fact that it may come back and kill me is with me and though I use it as a teaching moment with the ED Adolescents I work with, it was no fun at all. The pain of chemo and the loss of all of your hair is only one of the indignities that vicious disease produces. Be ashamed sir, be very ashamed.

    GM Roper (d53336)

  87. It has no shame.

    Dr. K (eca563)

  88. Juan,

    You seem to misunderstand what I said, if you think I was saying he wasnt a great artist. But the fact that his incredible talent was best used between the ages of five and twenty-three and that everything afterwards was a pale imitation by a man who seemed more and more to be turning into a cartoon character was very sad to watch.

    Considering MJ’s output after Thriller, I would think anyone would agree that he squandered his talent. At the apex of his career, at an age when he should have been doing his best work, he retreated into an extreme fantasyland, to the point of mutilating his body in an effort to…..god only knows.

    I guess I should have said he squanderd his adult life.

    harkin (68b536)

  89. I had the relative good fortune to be on a road trip with some buddies yesterday when we got the news. We listened to several local stations playing Michael Jackson tracks, as well as taking call-ins from listeners. We even drove through Gary. He was so talented, and had such a weird life.

    As far as Farrah – I wasn’t cool enough to have the poster, but in that pre-internet age, I did have a wallet-size print of it. :)

    carlitos (84409d)

  90. Re: Ms. Fawcett. The lady had class. She had one of the most iconic posters wearing a modest one piece swimsuit. No nudity.

    Re: Jackson. A once in a lifetime talent debased by child abuse and enablement from friends, family, and handlers.

    I would like to add recognition of a life snuffed out here in Iowa. Coach Joe Thomas was gunned down while conducting an off season conditioning program for his team. The man was not as famous as 4 of his student/players, Kampman, DeVries, Weigmann, and Meester (Name a small town that sent 4 premier players to the NFL.), but he had a lasting and positive impact upon the entire state of Iowa that no Politician or entertainer has yet to match.

    PCD (02f8c1)

  91. Oh, Patterico, thanks for cleaning up the canine mess in this thread.

    PCD (02f8c1)

  92. Joe @ #7 raised a good point: Now the mullahs can crack down with less attention, because the MSM has a hard time covering more than one big story at a time.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R., (a4e9b7)

  93. Whoever is keeping track, (Dmac?) add this to the International Man of Parody’s List of Accomplishments

    I’ve almost lost count of the latest umpteenth claim to some sort of incredulous work history or expertise – perhaps JD can help me out in the future.

    Dmac (f7884d)

  94. harkin, I understood your post. You were pretty clear.

    My point was that all the ugliness in his cihldhood was probably the cause of the excellence and his flaws in adulthood.

    Juan (bd4b30)

  95. “My point was that all the ugliness in his cihldhood was probably the cause of the excellence and his flaws in adulthood.”

    His childhood, with his strange father and mega-stardom at such an early age are something I can’t imagine but I would not discount the effect of surrounding yourself with people who treat you like a god. Look what it did to Elvis.

    A daily shot of Demerol and installation of the ‘adult alarm’ are the sort of things done by people who are afraid to say ‘no’.

    harkin (68b536)

  96. Yeah. That guy never enjoyed a normal day in his entire life. Like I said, not an excuse for some of his problems, but I still can’t help but feel bad for this guy.

    Juan (bd4b30)

  97. The guy, (DCSCA), that said in his post, “hair today, gone tomorrow,” [threatening language removed]…what an asshole! Wish I could find him…I would do it…

    [I don’t see that Mr. Meyers has ever commented here before, but I don’t tolerate threatening language here, even if it’s calling someone out for a fight. I don’t know Mr. Meyers to have a history of such comments so I’ll issue this one warning. In fairness, DCSCA’s comment was despicable, in my opinion. — P]

    Don Meyers (ffda06)

  98. My son had the poster of FF in his room. A very conservative picture, compared to today’s standards.

    PatAZ (9d1bb3)

  99. As I mentioned previously, Jackson’s father is truly the evil part of this entire story – in today’s climate, those kids would’ve been taken away from him after one too many vicious beatings. Foster homes can often be fairly terrible places, but the physical abuse those kids underwent would’ve landed those parents in prison in short order today.

    Dmac (f7884d)

  100. Don, two things:

    1. The guy likes to post to upset and irritate people. Look at his history.
    2. He has stayed away from this thread, as Patterico instructed.

    Maybe he will act decently, or maybe he will continue to act out.

    Threatening him is a waste of your time.

    That isn’t to say his statements were not mean-spirited and irresponsible. They were.

    But don’t forget: he says he has extensive experience with the entertainment industry. If true, that might be part of the heartlessness.

    Eric Blair (0b61b2)

  101. Dmac, I believe that Joseph Jackson is still alive.

    Eric Blair (0b61b2)

  102. And Dmac? I sent you e-mail with a possible explanation for certain recent events. I wonder if you think that there is some truth to it….

    Eric Blair (0b61b2)

  103. [sigh] The trolls … spit. A gifted musician, a beauty who studied and became an actress, a Marine. Three lives no longer with us. One of my little brothers is being buried tomorrow; the trolls should rejoice that I don’t have a ban hammer.

    htom (3fc36e)

  104. Does anyone else wish they were a fly on the wall when Elvis confronted Michael???? I like MJ but that would be something to see. I wonder if Ed hooked up with Johnny and made a Tonight Show with the 2 of them as Guests….

    Merriam (1c82cf)

  105. htom,
    Sorry about your little brother. Also wish I could do something about the trolls. At least when they get too bad, Patterico or DRJ douse the site with Troll-B-Gon.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R., (a4e9b7)

  106. htom, I’m sorry for your loss.

    PatAZ (9d1bb3)

  107. Condolences, htom.

    Eric Blair (0b61b2)

  108. Htom – Missed that earlier. Me and mine will be praying for you and yours.

    JD (fb1fc9)

  109. She was a Texas girl and I remember going to her high school in Corpus near where I grew up which was called Carroll I think and her poster was in all the classrooms – this would have been 90 or so…

    my big sister, when she was little she had short hair cause of my mom thought it was easier so she used to put a towel on her head and pretend she had farrah hair and I remember I gave her a Logan’s Run beach towel one year for her birthday and she still has it. She really liked Farrah a lot.

    happyfeet (e8d590)

  110. she’s a little sensitive about the towel thing so don’t bring that up if you see her

    happyfeet (e8d590)

  111. oh. The towel on her head what she pretended was hair. The Logan’s Run thing is no big deal.

    happyfeet (e8d590)

  112. feets!

    Sorry I missed you the other day. Maybe next month!

    Karl (ade276)

  113. yes! I’ll be there a bunch and I really hope to get to meet you. I’ll be sure to email you dates and stuff –

    happyfeet (e8d590)

  114. Eric, not only is that excreable POS still alive, all of the local stations were interviewing him yesterday. No mention of his past crimes, of course – the TV news here used to be among the toughest and the best when it came to investigative reporting and intelligent presentation. It’s now a bunch of vapid airheads who know next to nothing about the city in which they actually live; pathetic.

    Dmac (f7884d)


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