They Come in Threes

26 Jun

Ed McMahon led a long and fruitful life. Farrah Fawcett lost a long, valiant battle with cancer. Michael Jackson came way out from left field.

The video that changed videos. (unembeddable but follow the link)

9 Responses to “They Come in Threes”

  1. Bill Altreuter June 26, 2009 at 8:39 am #

    I’d forgotten Ed. Okay, that’s three, and other celebrities don’t have to be as careful crossing streets.

    Funny how Michael Jackson’s death pushed the others aside– we’d have been in for some Sunday think pieces about either McMahon or Farah as cultural signifies otherwise. Oddly enough, or maybe not so oddly, Michael Jackson’s death will be remembered by a lot of people the way Elvis’ death is recalled by people just a little older than I am. (I’d say I belong to the cohort that will always remember where we were when we learned about John Lennon.)

  2. Russell June 26, 2009 at 9:59 am #

    What about David Carradine? There was a time when everyone was King Fu fighting because of Grasshopper. Perhaps his death was so devastating it counted as three.

  3. Eric P. June 26, 2009 at 11:25 am #

    More precisely, they go in threes.

  4. Terry June 26, 2009 at 11:30 am #

    Twitter organizes a mass “moonwalk” demonstration at Waterloo Station at 6 pm GMT….lol.

  5. Michael June 26, 2009 at 12:25 pm #

    Is there an established line of succession for the king of pop, do the other kids move up one?

  6. STEEL June 26, 2009 at 1:00 pm #

    Yeeesh! I am at the age where the icons of my youth are dieing off. Very scary.

  7. Brian June 27, 2009 at 2:24 am #

    David Carradine counted as at least 2: The one with the wig…and Carradine himself.

  8. Pete at BS June 28, 2009 at 3:30 pm #

    If you count Carradine and now Billy Mays, we are almost through our second order.

  9. Russell June 29, 2009 at 7:02 am #

    Yep, unfortunately Michael wasn’t the third, he was the beginning of a second set of three. There’s someone else out there whose time is drawing very near.

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