Thursday, June 25, 2009

They come in 3s

The other day when Ed McMahon died, I said at work, that happens in threes. Then today I hear of Farrah Fawcett, but the shocker was to hear of Michael Jackson. The first thing I did was to call my sister. When her son was in elementary school, heck, he's in his 30s now, we used to embarrass him to no end driving into school parking lot and picking him up, singing at the top of our lungs Thriller. When the Michael Jackson dolls came out, we bought them up! Over the years, moving and other things, including the whole sordidness of his past, well we eventually sold the dolls, etc. For less than what we paid for them.
But I reminded my sister of the LaserDisc she bought of Thriller back in the 1980s, so she's searching furiously for it. She just moved so many of her things are still packed.
But, she's willing to part with the LaserDisc for the right price. If you are interested, email or post me a comment. Once she uncovers it, we'll get a photo online. Now mind you, if you are looking at this as a way to play it, you have to have the discplayer. Aside from that, the artwork on those old disc jackets are awesome. Those unfamiliar with what I am talking about should know that the jackets are hard. When you put the disc in the machine, it would eject the "album" into the player and the jacket would come out and you put it aside while watching the movie. The jackets are awesome artwork from movies back then. She's got several Clint Eastwood Westerns and others, oh yes, Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid and The Sting.
Aside from all that, not sure what to feel about Michael Jackson's death. He was an incredible artist and his legacy will live on through his music.
Farrah's death and Ed's death, maybe those will be lessons of life for us. Farrah, as much as I can remember, was never portrayed with ugliness, and I don't mean the physical kind ..but to be a celebrity for so long and while there were problems, we always saw her as a beacon of hope. Ed, his lesson, always be careful with your money. He sure had a rough past couple of years, didn't he?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thats just crazy. you're right-they usually come in threes. weird, isn't it? im kinda annoyed that michael sort of stole the spotlight from farrah.