Friday, March 5, 2010

Not Long 4 This World Alert:
Burt Reynolds

Publication: Globe
Date: 15 Mar. 2010

Usually it's the Examiner who has the long time celebrities on the cover, but this week the Globe is trying to capitalize on the geezer market with three different stories about people who were famous when I was in grade school.

And, by the way, I'm old!

This is yet another example of the tabloids assuming that anyone who enters a hospital is soon to be visiting the morgue. Burt Reynolds had a quintuple bypass and open heart surgery, that much is true and can be found in many news sources. Adding the part about him dying is the special touch the Globe threw in just to make it interesting.


Karen Zipdrive said...

I've seen dead people with better color than this stiff.

Padre Mickey said...

I thought he'd been dead for years. What a surprise!