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Monday, February 19, 2007

They're coming...

Wait for them. They're going to be here soon. It's only a matter of time.

I'm talking about the photos of Anna Nicole Smith's dead body.

The poor soul will be as savagely exploited in death as she was in life. The media machine, and the cynical voyeurs whose willingness to gawk at a human train wreck going off its rickety rails in slow motion, are not finished with her yet.


Anonymous one of fourteen said...

Indeed; Christ's flesh was ripped and gorged for her as much as for anyone. And the poor daughter - the way men are lining up to claim paternity gives a new perverse bent to the classic "robbing the cradle" as they now rob the cradle gang-rape style. The zenith of pop culture euphoria.

As an aside regarding phraseological technicalities; it is a train that goes off its rickety rails to become a wreck, not a train wreck that runs off its rickety rails. Though perhaps you were seeking a yet unnamed but increasingly common phenomenon of what we would call a "train wrek" become increasingly and seemingly endlessly wrecked.

1:49 PM

Blogger Patrick said...

Ironic use of trainwreck -- someone whose life is an ongoing wreck prior to wheels actually separating from rails.

4:55 PM

Blogger Leticia said...

Every time we are unwillingly subjected to the sight of the poor soul's body, let's offer up a prayer for her immortal soul.

10:02 PM

Blogger Justine Schmiesing said...

Well, all we can hope is that those images will knock a sense of mortality into some people.

8:45 AM

Anonymous Kristen said...

You are right about is so scary. BTW I haven't seen you in the library in a long time. I am still there for temp reasons. I hope you are doing well. I wanted to tell you that I was leaving myself but I never got the chance, now I am still there waiting to leave. I hope you had a good holiday with your family. I have a question about magic stuff if you get a chance drop me an email. -Kristen-

8:23 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anna Nicole's Daughter? You mean the $400 million bag of money in a diaper? If this were the Dark Ages, she'd already be in an arranged/forced marriage.

Nothing like $400 million up for grabs to bring any and all relatives and associates out of the Twilight Zone.

As for "Train Wreck", Anna Nicole got into the celebrity culture and became addicted to fame & attention, so when the public (and media, and paparazzi) wanted to see a train wreck, her only alternatives were to throw herself in front of the oncoming locomotive or lose all that fame and attention.

Final result: a sleazy tragedy that will be milked by fans/media/paparazzi for months or years to come as the inheritance fight goes on.

1:34 PM


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