Tuesday, July 7, 2009

They're Kidding! Right?

I'm sure my blood pressure rose a few points on both the systolic and diastolic scales when I saw this on CNN this morning...

When I was a junior in high school a surgeon saved my life. I've never done a thing to "honor" him.

Damian, our handyman, spared my kitchen from being flooded with toilet water. I don't typically "honor" him.

I could go on, but I don't need to bother. What am I doing to "honor" Michael Jackson today? Absolutely nothing.

Why do we make musicians into heroes? I've never understood it. Every day from September through June I see the names of bands and "artists" written all over some kids' notebooks, and I've never understood why.

Michael Jackson gave us a few good songs. But he's no hero to be honored. No musician is, even if he's playing free to raise money for farmers in Indonesia who lost their crops to giant locusts.

Old MJ's getting a bigger send-off than John Paul II did.

Why do we care so much about entertainers?


cpa3485 said...

You would think there are more important things in today's news. For the past few days the wife and I might ask each other what was on the news today. The common answer has been that "Michael Jackson is still dead".

Jonathan said...

Agreed. I saw a comment today that there have been over 4,000 casualties in the Iraq war, and how many of those memorial services did we see? They are the true heroes who should be honored. This country needs to get its priorities straight. Or is it that the minority view is the only one being represented in the "news?"

Paul said...

here here!

irondad said...

Hey, the alien drag queen also known as Michael Jackson is testament to the wonders of the USA. Only in America can you start life as a black male and end up as a white woman.

Actually, the guy was talented. Unfortunately, his elevator quit going to the top floor. I agree that there's nothing to "honor".