Wednesday, September 16, 2009

An Open Memo

To: L. Nimoy, W. Shatner, P. Stewart, L. Burton, B. Spiner, H. Connick Jr., D. Day, S. King, M. Nelson, J. Hodgson

RE: recent excess of celebrity deaths

I really can’t take too much more of this, and certainly not any more this year. I ask of you the following: please watch your cholesterol, limit your alcohol and prescription drug intake as much as possible, travel sparingly, exercise regularly, wear your seatbelts, visit your doctors regularly, keep antibacterial soap at your sinks, take vitamins, and get flu shots.

I would appreciate it if you kept this up indefinitely, but I’m afraid I will have to insist that you do these things until, at a minimum, the end of calendar year 2010.

Thank you for your attention to these matters.

4 comments:

Dane said...

P.S. I had this all written up after Patrick Swayze's death, and then today Henry Gibson dies! What the hell?!

Dane said...

And Mary Travers.

SkipFish Music said...

Might not be on the same level but Burt Reynolds is in rehab as of yesterday. Always liked Henry Gibson…poetry hilarity from Laugh-In. I fear for all my musical heroes. With all this Beatles news…let us add Mr. McCartney & Starr to that list. Those will be sad days that I do not want to endure. Keep your chin up!

Davy H said...

cc. Bob Dylan, although he'll probably outlive all of us x

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