Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

I'm feeling great today. I can't really go into details, but let's just say that something that has been weighing heavily on my mind has been resolved and in a positive outcome!

There are many other things in our lives that have come together seamlessly and just in time, too. It's a good feeling, a very good feeling....dah, dah, dah, - I'm all Mr. Rogers and shit, did you get that?

I loved him as a child and even so as an adult while I watched his show when Buddy was small.

There have been only 2 "celebrities" I have cried about when they passed on. Mr. Rogers and Johnny Cash. If I had been alive when Patsy Cline died, I would have cried over that one as well.

Isn't it strange that a complete stranger can hold a coveted place in our hearts?

I think the Evil Twin shed a tear or two after Frank Zappa died.

How about you? Has anyone you didn't really know in real life affected you after they died? I have plenty more of "non celebrity" people whose death has affected me in a large way, too, but really too many to list.

Let me know in the comments.

Happy Tuesday, hooligans!


  1. Mr. Jacob Cohen aka Rodney Dangerfield...Not a word was spoken in my office when he passed away.

  2. Ummmm ... NO!

    I have been saddened by situations (Columbine, hurricane Katrina, the Haitian earthquake) but celebrities?


  3. I cried a tear or two when Ted Kennedy died, but I can't think of anyone else.

  4. I bawled like a baby with Princess Diana died. I wanted to be her !

  5. Ronald Reagan. I know a lot of people didn't agree with his politics, but I served under him for almost 6 years and he was an excellent Commander-in-Chief.In my opinon, nne of the top Presidents of all time.

  6. I'm with The Chick...I cried for Princess Diana like a baby for days on end...all I could think about was her kids, ugh.

    Anna Nicole Smith made me cry..not because SHE died persay but that she had just had her baby..again, I was more upset for her daughter then anything.

  7. Frank Sinatra. He was kind of like a member of our family. My gram has a cake every year for his birthday to this day. LOL.

  8. I cry at everything and everyone! Glad to hear that you feel better!

  9. Nope,, I gotta know em and even then it just depends if I shed a tear or not. Glad things are going well for you.

  10. Only two. Johnny Cash and Phil Hartmann.

    Johnny Cash because I was a fan of his since I was 8 years old. You always felt safe around the guy.

    Phil Hartmann was the funniest person in the world. Even in horrible movies like "Jingle All the Way" he was hilarious. I partially blame Andy Dick for his untimely death. But, that it is a subject for another time.

  11. I didn't cry but was very upset and sad when the following died:

    Dean Martin
    Sammy Davis Jr.
    Frank Sinatra
    Johnny Cash
    Don Knotts
    Hunter S. Thompson

    And probably a few others.

    How can people say they aren't affected in any way when their favorite "celebs" die. They brought great joy to our lives through their writing, acting, singing and performing.

  12. I was very sad when Princess Diana was killed. I thought she was so beautiful, and, of course, had watched her wedding on television way back when.

    When other of my favorite celebrities have died, I've felt really sad, but haven't actually cried that I can remember. I was completely bummed when River Phoenix od'd, and felt just awful over John Travolta's son. And Heath Ledger, too.

    But I was also really sad when Michael Crighton died - I loved his books!

  13. I didn't cry but I to this day like Ferrell mentioned, miss th ehell out of Phil Hartman. Cheers ETW!!

  14. I cried the day Jim Henson died. Mr. Henson and his characters were such an huge part of my childhood. He was a bridge between childhood and adult education and entertainment.

    I still get weepy when I think about the cartoon that I believe Charles Schultz drew that appeared in the newspapers the next morning of Kermit with a single tear rolling down his face.

  15. Yep - Jim Henson.

    What can I say - I was a puppeteer in a previous life, and he was a genius. When Frank Oz goes, I'll get just as upset.

  16. The only celebrity's death that I recall being strongly affected by was Steve Irwin. Crikey!

  17. I cried when Princess Di was killed.. I sobbed my heart out over number 3 ... and when Willie Nelson dies,, I'm planning a 5 day drunken bawling screaming hissy fit... just so you know..

  18. Mr. Rogers DIED?! Where have I been?