A celebration of death — 10 Comments

    • You live so long as people mention your name, which in Bowie's case I suppose will be for a while.  Calling him immortal just after he has died though is a little on the extreme side?  What you might call oxymoronic?

  1. Celeb culture takes us away from real living. I don't mourn the passing of musicians and film stars.

    • I rarely mourn anything with less than four legs. 

      The RTE News tonight was mostly about the Irish nominations for the Oscars.  Poor Alan Rickman was relegated to about tenth place.

  2. Most probably you'll go the way of Captain Ranty – if you've sorted things out with your executor to spread the word to a couple of bloggers.

    Meant, felt and geniune at the time… then his entry on various blogrolls slowly sinks – along with others. Bit like this:

    338 days and counting.

    That's on the assumption you go with all flags flying, not as an antique in a non-smoking old folks home with full blown Alzheimer's.

    • Old folks' homes are for old folk.  As for a non-smoking one – fuck that!

      One person who shall remain in my blog roll thingy is the Captain, or at least while his site exists though even then he won't be forgotten.  I still get quite a few visitors from his site, so some of his old followers must be using his site as a portal.

  3. I still miss Ranty.  I used to enjoy his ranty blogs a lot.

    Oh, and as a "tobacco consumer," you're much less likely to develop Alzheimer's than all those virtuous non-users (or Parkinson's or Motor Neurone Disease, incidentally).  You'll have to make sure that you develop double incontinence if you really want to be a pain in the a**e on that old folks' home, Gramps.

    • Of all the ways to go, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and MND would be at the rock bottom of my list so it's a grand excuse to keep smoking [for medicinal reasons, you understand!].

      I plan to add a wee condition to my will – if the Daughter ever puts me in an Old Folks home she disinherits the lot.  It will all go to the charity of my choice [and that's not the Irish Cancer Society].

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