I am now finally getting settled from my move to Arizona. I apologize forthe lack of posts recently. I will try to be more consistent now but cannot make promises. I am working nights and it really messes up the old sleep patterns. I am writing this now at about 1am, and what better time than 1am to talk about death.
It is no secret that as a country, we are disturbingly infatuated with Hollywood. It is nauseatingly disgusting to be quite blunt and honest (asthough I'm normally not), but I will humor all of the people who are so dissatisfied with their own lives, and yet too lazy to go live a decent life of their own, and play along with their sad fairy tale...if merely to sicken myself further. I have listed below the well-known persons who have died recently:
7/6/2009 93 Robert McNamara Politics
7/4/2009 36 Steve McNair Sports
7/1/2009 57 Alexis Argüello Sports
7/1/2009 86 Mollie Sugden Entertainment
7/1/2009 97 Karl Malden Entertainment
6/30/2009 75 Harve Presnell Entertainment
6/28/2009 50 Billy Mays Other
6/28/2009 66 Fred Travalena Entertainment
6/27/2009 87 Gale Storm Entertainment
6/25/2009 50 Michael Jackson Music
6/25/2009 62 Farrah Fawcett Entertainment
6/23/2009 86 Ed McMahon Entertainment
Now let's talk about Ed Mcmahon. Ed Mcmahon, in addition to being famous for being Johnny Carson's sidekick, was also a decorated Marine fighterpilot who flew 85 combat missions, and was promoted up to the rank of Colonel during his career. He also worked as a co-host for many years with the Jerry Lewis MDA telethon, second only to Jerry Lewis himself in number of appearances. Upon his death a few weeks ago he was given a brief mention in news broadcasts, but within a day was forgotten. Two days later pop singer Michael Jackson died and it was as if Pearl Harbor had just been attacked. Networks interrupted programming to go live and give a play by play throughout the evening. This circus has continued and strengthened. Now weeks later, I challenge you to find a mainstream media site which does not have at least one story relating to the "King of Freaks" on it's front page still. Ohhh, I know!! That was unprofessional and uncalled for right?? Let's examine the history of "Whacko Jacko." He underwent multiple nasal surgeries, a forehead lift, thinned lips, and cheekbone surgery. He had a fourth rhinoplasty in 1986, and had a cleft put in his chin. Witnesses reported that he was often dizzy and speculated that he was suffering from anorexia nervosa; periods of weight loss would become a recurring problem later in life. Some medical professionals have said he was suffering from body dysmorphic disorder, a psychological condition whereby the sufferer dislikes his appearance and has no concept of how he is viewed by others (AKA Crazy). In 1986, The National Enquirer published a series of photographs of him lying in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, claiming that he slept in the chamber to slow the aging process. When Jackson bought a chimpanzee called Bubbles from a laboratory, it was reported as an example of increasing detachment from reality. In 2003, the singer claimed that Bubbles had been trained to use the toilet and to clean his own bedroom. Later, it was reported that he had offered $1 million for the bones of Joseph Merrick, the "Elephant Man." In March 1988, Jackson purchased land near Santa Ynez, California to build Neverland Ranch at a cost of $17 million. He installed Ferris wheels, a menagerie, and a movie theater on the 2,700-acre property. In the summer of 1993, Jackson was accused of child sexual abuse by a 13-year-old boy named Jordan Chandler. On January 1, 1994, Jackson settled with the Chandlers out of court for $22 million, after which Jordan stopped co-operating regarding criminal proceedings. In a series of interviews with Martin Bashir, broadcast in 2003 as Living with Michael Jackson, Jackson was seen holding hands and discussing sleeping arrangements with Gavin Arvizo, 13, who later accused him of sexual abuse. Shortly after the documentary aired, Jackson was charged with seven counts of child molestation and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent in relation to Arvizo.
Yeah, this is just the guy we should be having multi-million dollar memorials for on the taxpayers dime! Well done again California!! You are truly financial geniuses in that state!! And to think, I left incidents out in an attempt to be brief. So we have a decorated Marine fighter pilot and a disgusting pedophile. Yes, I know he was acquitted of all charges of child molestation and it's unfair to label him a pedophile right? Yeah, and O.J. was innocent too...and we never really landed on the moon...and George Bush orchestrated 9/11 along with Israel to make Muslim terrorists look bad. Our country is becoming as delusional and out of touch with reality as these nutbags in Hollywood! Anyone who shed a tear for Michael Jackson can feel free to never read my blog again. Truth, logic, and reality will only serve to offend you more in the future. You are better off in Never-Never Land!!
I will attempt to get back to more political discussions and away from the mad rants. Sometimes a guy just has to vent. What better to do at 2am.