Celebrity Deaths - Schlock Gone Forever

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    Feb 12, 2012 3:53 AM GMT
    I mean, really, what would Bierce or Twain or Vidal have to say about the ghastly genuflection that accompanies the deaths of even marginal celebrtities these days?
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    Feb 12, 2012 5:00 PM GMT
    noren saidI mean, really, what would Bierce or Twain or Vidal have to say about the ghastly genuflection that accompanies the deaths of even marginal celebrtities these days?


    What might they say... "That's showbiz" or perhaps "On with the show this is it" or maybe just a simple "Curtains"
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    Feb 12, 2012 7:19 PM GMT
    I don't know. I haven't the wit to imitate those guys or the motivation to get off my ass and go look up what they might have written.
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    Feb 12, 2012 7:57 PM GMT
    noren saidI mean, really, what would Bierce or Twain or Vidal have to say about the ghastly genuflection that accompanies the deaths of even marginal celebrtities these days?


    One of my oldest (since we were babies, actually) and dearest friends had Christmas dinner, I think it was a year or two ago, at Gore Vidal's home.

    That lucky bitch. I'd have loved to have been there. Never met the man but I adore him from afar.

    Whenever a friend succeeds a little something in me dies.”~~GV

    But to the OP's point. I don't know if it is so terrible and maybe even good opportunity to discuss what probably most westerners rarely face: their own mortality.

    The Book of the Craft of Dying Against his will he dieth that hath not learned to die. Learn to die and thou shalt learn to live, for there shall none learn to live that hath not learned to die