February 9, 2007
A quick thought
I can't tell you how unfortunate I find the death of Anna Nicole Smith to be. I have made many a mistake in my lifetime, but find it comforting that they won't define my legacy.


23 Comments:

Blogger wallofdenial said...

I too find it unfortunate, with her new born child, It is just a sad state of affairs. But I am reminded of the Anna Nichole we all loved to hate. From marrying an old man to the reality show.

I guess Jay Lenno put it best.

"It is so hot outside, Anna Nichole Smith is sweating gravy"

Blogger Keith said...

What I feel sad about is the amount of media attention that this getting, and the poor quality of the coverage. While this is sad, I think there are much better things to report about.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not surprised at all about the attention her death got.

Let's see. You've got a gold-digging drug addict bimbo with giant t*ts, $500 million from a 90 year old "husband", a son that dies under mysterious circumstance, a 6 month old daughter, and a lawyer husband who seems to be falsely claiming paternity to inherit said millions, and who also looks awfully suspicious now in light of all these deaths. You can't make this stuff up, it's real-life soap opera. What else do you think people want to hear about? The war in Iraq where the same thing happens every day for the last 4 years? Snoozer.

Blogger mamalujo1 said...

She was just another child of God.

Anonymous Chase said...

Very sad, indeed. I didn't like her at all - I refused to watch her show, I couldn't stand her voice, I thought she was QUITE annoying....but I still felt bad for everything she had to go through. No human should have to have so much trauma.

Blogger Matt said...

Actually, I liked the show. American Idol is for queers.

Anonymous Alison said...

It is a shame.

Blogger TexInTheCity said...

Kris, you could NOT have said it any better. We have all made mistakes, so really big ones and some not so big. Some of them we think back on and have a giggle. However these mistakes are not our legacy and it really does saddens me the way the media is covering this.

Anonymous sween said...

God... if I was defined after my death as the guy that threw up that time in J.J. Rossy's after too many vodka and lime cocktails -- and we're not talking not in the bathroom but RIGHT IN THE BAR -- the afterlife would WAAAAAAY suck.

...

(TMI?)

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The difference between you and her is that you care about your legacy.

Right now if she were to look back on her life, she'd probably say "woohoo! I was rich and famous! And I died before I totally lost my looks! And look how everyone is talking about me."

I don't think she had quite the depth of character to look any further. Keep in mind she went all the way to the Supreme Court to take an old man's money. Not the type who's concerned about what people will think of her.

Blogger Keith said...

Is anyone disturbed by the fact that she had a personal nurse with her? At what point in one's life is it necessary to travel in the company of trained medical personnel?

Blogger themikestand said...

Hmm... She always did remind me a little of Marilyn.

Blogger Melissavina said...

Remember the whole thing that happened in Rwanda about ten years ago? No? It's probably because we were all focused on the OJ Simpson trial.

Now all we'll hear about is the "Scandal in the Wind" of Anna Nicole Smith, and good old Iraq will take a back seat (Darfur gets pushed out of the whole car).

Bush must be breathing a sigh of relief!

Blogger Stinkypaw said...

Well said...

Blogger missbhavens said...

melissavina has hit the nail on the head.

That being said, I was shocked by her death and I'm not 100% there wasn't foul play involved. I was never a fan, and never was interested in her foibles other than that SHO documentary about her that I found both cringeworthy and riveting.

She lived a tragic life, was surrounded by scandal and tragedy all the damn time-- some of her own making, and some forced upon her by our insatiable tabloid culture-- and died at 39. 39! All that hooch and hoodia and speed and downers finally caught up with her. She lived through losing one child and has left behind an infant whose shot at a normal life is nil. She was once a gorgeous simple country bippy and along the way became a raging drunken sloppy media behemoth who made insane life choices.

I pitied her when she was alive, and I'm sad for her still.

Poor thing.

(I'm so glad I don't have a tv, though, so I don't have to deal with the incoming media onslaught)

Blogger whiskeymarie said...

I loved the show, I loved her train wreck of a life, I loved how trashy she was, but mostly I loved that she didn't seem embarrassed by any of it. I can always appreciate someone who's just out there flying their freak flag not giving a shit who has an opinion. Her death is tragic in that she was young, had a new baby, the recent death of her son, etc... but I can't say I was at all surprised. I'm guessing Trimspa and misc. pharmeceuticals don't always mix. There aren't enough "celebrities" that make total asses of themselves anymore, and for that I loved her.
And yeah, it's getting WAY too much media attention, but again, are we surprised?

Blogger kris said...

All good points, except I will say that I heart American Idol . . .

and I may never get over the phrase "flying their freak flag" . . . GENIUS.

Anonymous edge said...

she chose her life...o bla di, o blah da.

Blogger themikestand said...

....and Mike proves he has an incredible grasp of the obvious on his previous comment. Jesus, I gotta stop commenting from work. My brain is just not ON from 9-5.

Blogger Brookelina said...

I can't believe how saddened I was by her death. It really did break my heart. Such a waste.

Blogger Songbird said...

You put it best, Kris. I felt very sad when I read the news too. Any new mother dying is sad.

I never kept up with the TV show, guess commercials or the rest of it, never really had a view one way or the other except felt for her about the weight thing. MAN the press is nasty. Remember poor Liz Taylor and the treatment she got re weight gains and losses? Would not be surprised if that played a role here. And losing a son too.

Well said, Kris. Classy.

Anonymous Jorge said...

It's odd.

I don't know how to deal with celebrity tragedy.

On one hand, they are supposed to be "just like us".

But then, how much of their is to forward their own agendas?

I don't know how I feel about all of this, except sadness for the child.

Blogger Boo7 said...

Great post....excellent opinions in comments!! All with some merit.

LOVED how WhiskeyMarie put it though.....this part was the best....

"I can always appreciate someone who's just out there flying their freak flag not giving a shit who has an opinion."

....classic comment!!!!

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