The Giving Lens

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Whitney's dead!! ZOMG!

Fuckin get over it, lads!

Jaysus...whenever a celebrity dies the internet goes insane with grief and praise over how amazing that person was. Ryan Dunn, Steve Jobs, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and now Whitney Houston.

For those of you too young to even know who Whitney Housten is, she was a popular singer in the 80's and early 90's. Songs like "I wanna dance with somebody", "It's not right, but it's ok", "I will always love you" and "The Shocker" with that immortal line "2 in the pink and 1 in the stink; that's called the shocker!". I may have one of those songs confused with another artist.

Lets get some things into perspective here, people. Whitney Houston, though a singer of talent and pedigree, was nothing more than a woman who could sing, make really bad lifestyle choices and "act" opposite Kevin Costner. That's it. She didnt find a cure for cancer. She didnt swim around the world. She didnt donate her vast riches to those in need. She was just a woman who married a cunt and became a junkie later in her life.

Thousands of people have been slaughted in Syria over the last year or so. Millions have died around the world due to starvation, war, disease, abuse and horrible acts of violance while many others have to live horrible lives in fear, pain and suffering ever single day.

I'm so sick of all this public grief wankathon whenever a celebrity dies. One of my idols, Christopher Hitchens died last year. Another, George Carlin, a few years previously. It sucked, and they were honoured for their achievements and contribution to society but the world didnt fucking end. Whitney Houston sold some records and her music brought some joy and entertainment into people's Good for her and good for those people, but she wasnt fucking Jesus, or Bugs Bunny or any of the other beloved children's fictional characters. So stop acting like she was.

This rant has now ended. Go in peace to love and serve yourselves. And Jason Statham cus he's a baus!


  1. I heard Whitney Houston may be getting cremated.

    If that's the case, I won't be making and jokes until the dust settles.

  2. Ah, yes. The inevitable circle jerk that is collective pop culture necrophilia. You make a good point; unless you're of a certain age, Whitney is the lady whose dress fell apart on X-Factor a few years ago, not a whole lot else. If you're a tad older and in the States, she's the woman who wore a bright red dashiki and met up with Arial Sharon for whatever reason. Unless you knew her, it's pretty much about making you feel old and trying to collectively come to terms with your own mortality. To a poptastic soundtrack and video montages that wouldn't be out of place at your high school reunion.