Monday, June 29, 2009

Passing Bye...

So, some rambling thoughts as I get ready for my gal pal and her parents to come up to chateaux du Mik...
I'm really glad that we're into a new week. After the insanity of so many folks passing away, it's just crazy. I mean... all the big names of my youth: I grew up watching the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon. Farrah Fawcett was a huge part of my life as a pre-pubescent. I was not a Michael Jackson fan during his adult years (aka "the white years"). I LOVED the music he made as a little kid as part of the Jackson 5 (I always dug Motown)... Even losing Billy Mays was a cultural shock. You just never expected it. I can't ever watch commercials the same way again. I'm glad he didn't get to do the Taco Bell spots he was hired for... I probably couldn't eat there again. Granted, with my diet, I'm not supposed to eat there any, but I digress. And then someone who nobody gave two craps about, but for me, he was such an entertainer when I was a little kid that I was just awestruck when I saw him work. His name was Fred Travalena. And for a goofy fat kid in the midwest, I thought he was great. An absolute blast... I think about all these people that we have lost in the last week, and the thing that bugs me (besides the wall to wall 24/7 MJ overkill), is seeing parts of my youth start to die off. I dunno. I guess I don't like to see people I watched from my youth clock out so early... But I guess you never know, do ya?

6 comments:

Joann said...

You forgot David Carradine who started this whole 'trend' off!! Also from our youth. = )

Yes, a VERY sad week.... I hope it's DONE for awhile!

Good to 'see' you here, my friend.

Lynne said...

Mik, It sure makes one feel mortal! I wish they would not dissect each one of these individuals for the sake of their families and loved ones. Let them rest, and give their families an opportunity to get thru it. Media is the most insensitive of creatures!

Dirk said...

And the older you get, the more of your past will slip away to the point where it becomes surreal, like it was all a dream. Even though I'm not into the idol worship of celebrities, a little bit of our past dies along with those from the days of our youth who pass away. Even though Michael Jackson's death has overshadowed the others, I hope the media backs away from his family quickly.

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Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

It was a tragic week, guess having so much at once takes some of the sting out.

FrankandMary said...

The accuracy & relevance of a lot of the "death" reporting is debatable, but that feeling of WE ARE MORTAL, imagine that~ it is probably good for us to come to terms with it. ~Mary

Connie said...

and have you seen the commercial with Lee Majors and the hearing aid he is selling...my God..is he ever old looking..at least we have the re-runs to keep them young