Friday, January 28, 2011

Prolific dead people


I see dead people…everywhere.

As if I didn’t already have enough self-loathing, dead people are churning out more stuff than I am. Tupac seems to have a new album of unreleased tracks dropping every other year. Michael Jackson had barely settled into his cryogenic chamber before the
posthumous output kicked in. Jeff Buckley and Stieg Larsson didn’t cash in until they checked out. Like another day at the office, the late David Foster Wallace has yet another new book coming out that none of us will be smart enough to understand. In a creepy turn of events, Nat King Cole duetted with his daughter Natalie from beyond the grave, even managing to join her during a live performance. They may have flatlined, but the status quo seems curiously unchanged.

I think I’m a pretty useful member of society. I knock out words, articles, blogs, books. I create. But I’m a sad-ass somnambulant snail compared with these pulseless workaholics. Why do I even try when I’m getting lapped by corpses? Please folks, give it a rest.

7 comments:

Jennee said...

Seriously, just die already! I can't help but wonder why people like John Candy, Chris Farley, Jack Lemmon and a bunch of others weren't workaholics as well! And you forgot to mention Elvis.

sam said...

It annoys me too, it annoyed me when I saw some new Michael Jackson song on the TV months after he died. Some times it's just about making money though and not honouring their name in death.

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dbs said...

Definitely don't google how much Elvis makes every year. (This chaps me too.)

Zazzu said...

Yes, leave the dead to rest in peace already.

Thanks for mentioning how Natalie Cole vainly tried to make up for her complete lack of talent by exploiting her dead father. Very distasteful.

Roxanne and Lorraine said...

That picture of Michael is freaking me the hell out. I can't even comment properly. Something someting dead people. Gotta go.

Lor

Jaime said...

Hell yes. Let them rest in peace already.

Yarni Gras! said...

lapped by corpses? hysterical!