I haven’t been here in a long, long while. I’m back to say goodbye to Tom Petty. It’s my fault, Tom. I forgot to put you on the list of people over the age of 50 who are not allowed to die. I’m so sorry. I loved your music. I hope you’re with Roy Orbison and George Harrison.
You were on the motherfucking list, Prince. You were supposed to live forever.
I remember my mom listening to him on the radio when I was a kid. I grew up with his music. Damn, it’s really started to suck - all these people I grew up with are old now and they’re all dying off. I’m sorry I forgot to add you to the list, Merle. Thanks for the music.
There are two more days left in January - three, counting today. Which new celebrity will die in the next 59.5 hours? Who will succumb to January’s crushing death embrace next? How many famous people from my childhood, January? How many do you want???
When is this going to end??
On this day in 1926, the television was invented (so sayeth Google). Why we haven’t yet made John Logie Baird a saint is beyond me.
It has come to my attention that something - God or some other deity, the universe, whatever - seems to be playing a bizarre prank on us right now. Dan Haggerty (who played Grizzly Adams on television in the 70's and who I LOVED as a child) has died of cancer. I am sick of this shit. So, I am making an official list…
This is fucking unfair.
I will be wearing it to every team sporting event I attend or watch on television from now on.
and watch the documentary Twinsters. It’s available on Netflix. It’s crazy and intimate and lovely and I will admit to tearing up just a bit.
My damn wiener kids finally discovered Parry Gripp, and they’ve been singing all of his songs to each other and to me. I have had “It’s Raining Tacos” and “It’s A Cat Flushing A Toilet” alternating in my head for three days now, and none of my usual earworm eradicators are working. I think it’s time to bring out the…
I loved him from the moment I first read The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat. He was a glorious human being.
This is from last year, but I somehow missed it. Extremely cool!
At this point, there are so many Simpsons episodes about so many things that there’s pretty much a Simpson’s reference for every single thing that could possibly occur in any life. And then whenever I am reminded of said Simpson’s episode, the very next thing that comes to mind is Marge saying to Homer, “Stop…