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Sunday, February 25, 2007

A New Low

posted by on February 25 at 10:56 AM

OK, I’m not much into celebrity news bullshit, but I don’t think it’s another sign of the Decadence of America—people chased after famous celebrities in ancient Athens, Imperial Rome, Renaissance Florence, Elizabethan London, Chicago in the ’20s and other high times for Western culture. I don’t care about celebrities, but I don’t care that other people care.

Then I saw this headline, and I decided America is fucked.

As Anna Nicole decomposes, James Brown looking good

The lede, from our Modern Mencken, the AP’s Katrina A. Goggins:

COLUMBIA, S.C. — While a medical examiner in Florida says Anna Nicole Smith’s body is decomposing so rapidly that a public viewing may not be possible, the funeral director handling the still-unburied corpse of James Brown says the soul singer is looking good.

I mean WHAT THE FUCK? Our obsession with dead celebrities now extends to the relative condition of their rotting corpses? What kind of madness is this? What’s next, Maggotcam and paparazzi robbing celebrity graves to prop the corpses up with their biggest fans, in unnatural necrophiliac embrace?

The sooner the End Times come and finish us all off, the better.

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I am really glad James is looking good,
How about the hair? Any pix?

As for Anna Nicole, isn't there a saying if it can go wrong it will.

Sad lady, but god what a rack.

Decaying breasts, not a pretty thought.

Posted by Lordsman | February 25, 2007 11:43 AM

If you don't care about people who care about celebrities, in part due to the fact that people have been caring about celebrities for millenia, then you don't care about people who care about the condition and public display of celebrity corpses.

Decomposing and Embalmed celebrities have been lying in state and attracting huge audiences since... well, probably before anyone started writing about it.

Not that it detracts from your America Is Fucked thesis, but you do remember what they did with Lenin after he kicked off, don't you?

Posted by robotslave | February 25, 2007 1:45 PM

It seems if you pay enough, the Catholic Church will give you a sliver of celebrity cross, or a joint of famous finger.

Ask Dan, still his gig.

So, indeed, this is not a new act. But in this age
we deal in cams and speed of light communications.

Where are the damned pix?

Decaying Breasts of ANS will be on my wall forever. Next to my lennin on display in an elaborate glass casket/case on Red Square.

Remember the Soviet state owned the hot dog concession at that one.

Posted by Dinesen | February 25, 2007 5:05 PM

"What’s next, Maggotcam and paparazzi robbing celebrity graves to prop the corpses up with their biggest fans, in unnatural necrophiliac embrace?"

We're almost there:

I must claw my eyes out now.

Posted by laterite | February 25, 2007 10:34 PM

Hey, I hear that Princess Di is still radiant as ever.

Posted by Prince of Wales | February 26, 2007 2:32 PM

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