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Heath Ledger vs Congo

How is the death of Heath Ledger front page news? What is he famous for? Ten things I hate about you? A Knight's Tale? Broke Back Mountain -- a movie about two gay cowboys that has been referenced by Phil Jackson* of the LA Lakers? Get out of here!


How can this deadbeat who brought death upon himself get frontpage coverage when newspapers don't even run stories about the Congo conflict where 45,000 people are killed each month. That's just nuts!


On a side note, Heath Ledger plays the character of Joker in the upcoming Batman movie. I really want this Joker poster...





*If you liked Phil Jackson's BrokeBack comments, you'll love his apology -- gold!!! (thanks Chin)


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At 11:43 PM, Anonymous Greg said...

Better get a copy of that poster now, there was an article on CNN speculating that Warner would yank the entire advertising campaign, and especially that poster.

 
At 11:55 PM, Blogger Rubex Cube said...

Dude he's white, he's a Hollywood star that "accidentally overdosed" (don't get me started on that)! That shit sells magazines and newspapers, the Congo, Rawanda, Darfur are not glamorous! Why would we care about a 3rd world country where we have no association with the citizens. Romeo Dallaire said it best "they are considered to be second class citizens", so we turn our backs on them, it's their issues, why should we care they will take care of themselves. It's the bubble we live in that is artificial. We need to move outside of our comfort level and becmome educated.

But we're all guilty, admit it (I know that I am...I am waiting to hear what the actual results of his autopsy are going to tell. The freaking news feeds us this shit and we eat it with spoonfuls. I guess that is where we need to be aware as human beings...be aware of what you read, see, hear and absorb and filter that shit....

*Go Britney*

 
At 11:56 PM, Blogger Rubex Cube said...

I was looking forward to the movie before but now we are all gonna watch it with some morbid fascination!

Nice poster...good luck getting it...the value of it just went up two fold!

 
At 12:47 AM, Blogger Shaun said...

Greg: Yeah,thanks for the heads up. I went online and was shocked that the prices on this poster have been JACKED incredibly. Most people were asking for ~$150 (legit stores) -- I managed to swing a deal, but it still wasn't cheap. Hopefully I get one, lol!

Ruby: Agreed. Random kids in Afrcan villages that get whacked aren't sellable. That's pretty terrible if you ask me. If some US village was wiped out, you'd never hear the end of it (Unless it was in Louisiana). It's tragic that in North American society we value such stupid things (ie. Celebs). I personally couldn't care less that Heath Ledger's death. I'm not saying it's good thing, but, I don't care. $10 says he OD'ed. I'm sure there'll be a cover up of sorts if he did. And yeah, at the end of the day Warner Bros is laughing all the way to the bank.

 
At 7:05 AM, Blogger chinwhat said...

because we like bullshit.

like when cathy comes by and reads my sisters' shitty magazines, al's like "its poison for your brain!" which is true. we love watching OC. we love hearing about stupid ActressA+ActorB=BabyC. i think its chicks faults. they love that crap. no guys like that unless they're gay.
^^^truth

 
At 12:37 PM, Blogger Rubex Cube said...

humm interesting how us women are the only ones depicted as being the ones that like sensationalism....dude it goes both ways...you guys are just as bad reading your smut and watching it on tv hahah

**Go Britney!*

 
At 5:06 PM, Blogger Kevin said...

Yo Shaun did you cry when the news broke out about his death? We know you love him.

 
At 10:28 AM, Blogger Shaun said...

Chin: Agreed! You always hear women sayning things like "So did you hear the nws? Owen Wilson is depressed ovr Kate Hudson dumping him!" -- WTF is that?

Ruby: We do NOT enjoy tabloid sensationalism... or TV...

Kev: Yes. Yes, I cried like the time you installed Win XP... lol

 

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