The Mourning After
I held against commenting on the anniversary yesterday because I knew I wouldn't be able to put any clear thoughts together on the whole thing. Plus, I had a feeling that if I started writing about 9/11 and everything else, my rhetoric would become highly vitriol over Bush and Co.'s systemic destruction of the worldwide goodwill we received in the aftermath. And that wouldn't be very considerate, there's been enough exploitation of 9/11 (on both sides) that I didn't need to add to it. I know I mention him quite a bit, but it's deserving, and I think Wil put it best...
Anyway, I woke up this morning to find that there were two more deaths that hurt, albeit for different reasons. The passing of Johnny Cash, while a sad day, was not much of a surprise. His wife had passed away only a few short months before, and since then he had been in and out of hospitals. I had only been introduced to The Man In Black recently, and I'm glad I learned to appreciate the man's skill and passion for his work before he passed. I know that When The Man Comes Around will remains a staple in my CD collection for a long time.
John Ritter's sudden death on the other hand has affected me in a slightly different way. My childhood memories are few and far between, but Three's Company will always remain one of my favorite shows, even as I had to catch them in reruns. And, as a television addict, I'll remember him even more in his always memorable guest starring roles in probably ever one of my favorite shows. John Ritter was a comic genius, as well as one of the most skilled sitcom actors to ever grace the small screen. A bumbling, stumbling, lovable fool, he was able to play the ultimate Everyman in whatever he did.
Watching: Lost, Heroes, 24, Criminal Minds Listening: Brobdingnagian Bards Reading: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Playing: Final Fantasy XII Eating: Healthy...er Doing: Running... hopefully Wishing:
Comic Quote of the Week
"It's trying to end the suffering of everything. Do you want to discuss our options? Maybe together we can, you know, workshop?"
"Okay, best way to stop a ten-story godlike monster from destroying existence? I'm gonna go with hitting, you have anything?"
AKA: Ozymandias, DrOzymandias, Darth Angelus, Darque Feonix, Trip McNeely Kicking ass for: 29 years Job: UWing Systems Design Specialist Walking Theme: Believe It Or Not by Joey Scarbury Most watched movie: The Princess Bride Most read book: The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King
"Let a man get away with fuckin' you once, you stay bent over so's he can fuck you again whenever he damn well pleases. An' if one man can do it? Another will too. An' another, an' another still. So's being fucked, that's yer life. 'Til who you were, you ain't. 'Cause all you are is an asshole." 100 Bullets #42