Thursday, August 14, 2008

Quick Thoughts

I am entertained by dead people…wait that sounds morbid…even for me.

The people I find entertaining today are mostly dead…again, not sounding right.

Nothing entertains me like a dead guy….no that is way wrong. Ah, I’ve got it…

I have noticed a trend lately in the things I find entertaining and that is that most of the people involved are currently very much not alive. It dawned on my last night while watching Hogan’s Heroes and realizing that five of the seven main characters and two of the three supporting characters are dead today. The comedians I love (Mitch Hedberg, George Carlin, Richard Pryor) are all dead. The bands I love (Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead) all have at least one dead member and more in some cases (Lynard Skynard). Every night I go to sleep with the radio on and listen to dead people tell me stories through the Classic Radio station on Sirius; people like Jack Benny, Rod Sering, and the entire cast of “Gunsmoke.” Even the authors I read are dead: Hunter Thompson, Oscar Wilde.

Weird, huh? It also severely reduces my chances of seeing any of these people live.

3 comments:

VE said...

Sounds like a Sixth Sense sequel!

Serena Joy said...

It's been my experience that some of the most interesting people are, in fact, dead. That does, alas, significantly reduce our chances of seeing them live.:)

colbymarshall said...

The most interesting person on earth (or IN earth, as the case may now be...) to me is dead...Lucille Ball is/was my hero!