Friday, June 26, 2009

Death . . .and timing

There has been a lot of talk in the past couple of days about Michael Jackson's terrible faux pas in choosing to die on the same day as Farrah Fawcett. Even worse he bit the big one only a few hours after her death was announced. So he blew her right out of the front pages and television newscast leads. After she had done so much, too. I mean, she had just had her t.v. documentary about her fight for life aired on the tube to much critical acclaim. So we were prepared for her death and ready to mourn her in style. And then Michael jumped in and seized all the headlines.

So in light of this valuable lesson, I am asking you, my friends and readers, to promise me this: when I die give me a day or two to myself before you take over the "story of the day."

Thank you.


Joey Polanski said...

When I die, go ahead & steal th headlines. Ill get em back in 3 days when I return.

Catalyst said...

3 days? Whaddaya waitin' for?

Anonymous said...

We get CNN international here through satelite. Yesterday I checked througout the day and it was nothing but the MJ show. WTF is with the press? I don't think the press coverage would be that extensive if N Korea attacked S Korea. We sure live a a sick world at present. When it comes to news coverage.

Steve in Germany

Catalyst said...

It's the biggest thing since Elvis died, Steve. ;=/

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

You are crazy :)

I am kinda surprised at how much attention his death is getting. I thought more folks had been turned off in recent years.

The Crow said...

With deep respect and committment, I make you that promise.


Catalyst said...

Joan - It may surprise you to learn that no one has ever said that to me before. (NOT!!!)

I felt the same way as you did about Michael.

Crow - Your promise is greatly appreciated!

meggie said...

If you read me, you know what I felt about MJ. Still do.

Catalyst said...

Meggie - I never miss one of your posts and, yes, I saw how you felt about MJ.