Monday, January 01, 2007

Dead... Tragic and Funny

While civilians die in numberless anonymity or in tragic handfuls, it's a well-known fact that celebrities die in threes. While I was overseas, that Rule of Three played out in full effect with what is quite possibly the strangest Trinity of Death ever assembled with James "The Hardest Working Man In Show Business" Brown, Gerald "The Least Elected President In History" Ford and Saddam "Co-Star of 'The Big Lebowski'" Hussein. It's the semi-unexpectedness of Hussein's execution (does that tamper with Death Pool rules?) that pushes this week's Deceased Trifecta ahead of the month's earlier odd menage a trois of Augusto "Where Have All The Dictators Gone?" Pinochet, Peter "Puttin' On the Ritz" Boyle, and Joseph "Ugly Animation" Barbera.

Really, though, I'm only posting about these dearly departed celebrities as an excuse to start the new year with the posting of my favorite YouTube clip from last year, Chiranjeevi's celebration of Michael Jackson's thriller. Forgive me for wasting quality blog space on recirculated clips, but this still makes me giggle and what better way to start the New Year than with a giggle? [I also like to periodically break up the litany of "MovieWatch" posts.]

4 comments:

  1. say what you will, but i give george w. bush the title of "least elected president in the history of the U.S."

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  2. oh yeah, and here's my recycled clip for the new year . . . because it make me happy. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADzTu2NM8Lg

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  3. Also in the repurposed YouTube clip department for the day:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=b0AXvY8tNPw&mode=related&search=

    Gerald Ford-based hilarity...

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  4. Anonymous8:35 AM

    Hey Dont criticise chiranjeevi by seeing this clip..

    You know he is most popular actor in south india. Every Indan agree that he is THE BEST dancer in india. He still dances very good in his 50's.

    He is MEGASTAR of south India. He recieved 3rd highest civilian honour from government of india.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiranjeevi

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