Return Of The Death Blog
“Hey baby, I know I’ve been gone a while. I know we were building something and I just up and [...]
“Hey baby, I know I’ve been gone a while. I know we were building something and I just up and left you. It was me baby, I was going through some issues, I’m sorry I left but I’m back now baby and I swear, this time I’ll stay. Look at me, you know I love you…Now go make me a sandwich.” – The Ruckus Blog
It’s award show season and I’ve been forcing myself to watch all of them. The more I watch the more I realize how out of touch I am with things. I rarely have any clue who the scantily clad Grammy recipients are, I have not seen any of the Oscar nominated pictures and I’m still not quite sure why we care about the foreign press and their Golden Globe. I do however enjoy one part of every award broadcast, The Death Montage! Because people enjoy lists, here is a list of the top 6 (Couldn’t think of 10) reasons I enjoy The Death Montage:
1- I enjoy the sad but uplifting music.
2- I enjoy predicting the order in which the famous dead people will appear in the montage. Even in death billing is important.
3- I enjoy the surprise factor of seeing famous people who died but I hadn’t heard about it.
4- I enjoy seeing famous people who died that make me say “I thought he died years ago?!”
5- I enjoy hearing the reaction that the really famous dead get versus the lack of reaction that the lesser known famousdead get
6- I enjoy the slow motion clips of actors blowing a kissing or winking “goodbye” to the camera.
As wonderful as I find the montage to be there is a flaw, a lot of the dead tend to be old, tragically depressed or on the down side of their career and as a result, perhaps had no idea of how much they were still loved and revered. It is a shame that these once relevant famous folk died not knowing how much their fans still cared. For this reason I suggest that the montage include death predictions for the following year. Throw in a clip of Lindsay Lohan or Steve-O or Betty White. Doing this could help two fold, with award shows tending to run long, making a correct death prediction this year will cut down the length of the death montage next year but more importantly by doing this we can let them know what they mean to us before it’s too late.
Well, there ya’ go. Enjoy the Oscars this Sunday! Now about that sandwich…