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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

As Part of My Semiserious Bid Not to Post About Hillary Or Obama…

posted by on January 29 at 16:08 PM


I bring you news about Amy Winehouse:

Amy Winehouse’s mum says she’ll be dead in a year

Janis Winehouse has only watched it once: the grainy video of her daughter Amy doped up on Valium and smoking crack cocaine. But she knows its significance.

“I’ve known for a long time that my daughter has problems,” she says, numbly. “But seeing it on screen rammed it home. I realise my daughter could be dead within the year. We’re watching her kill herself, slowly.

“I’ve already come to terms with her dead. I’ve steeled myself to ask her what ground she wants to be buried in, which cemetery. Because the drugs will get her if she stays on this road.

“She’s invited me to the Grammy awards next month, but part of me thinks she won’t be alive by then.”

A) I fucking love British tabloids.

B) This woman seriously does not know how to shut up. Seriously, the writer lets her yammer on for like 2,000 more words.

C) Annie: You’re welcome. (You too, Obamatons!)

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I had NO idea you were a blond!

Do the curtains match the drapes, sweetheart?

Posted by ecce homo | January 29, 2008 4:05 PM

Amy reminds me of Guiliani.

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 29, 2008 4:06 PM

shouldn't it be "obamatrons"? i don't get "obamatons" at all.

british tabloids really are fantastic.

Posted by Judith | January 29, 2008 4:07 PM

anybody know what time the florida polls close?

Posted by superyeadon | January 29, 2008 4:08 PM

Automatons! (Automata? Obamata? Nah, doesn't have a ring.)

Posted by ECB | January 29, 2008 4:08 PM

I'll go for D) Who gives a shit. Still love your cute little Hillary-lovin' ass, though.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | January 29, 2008 4:12 PM

The thing I hate about "Clintonistas" is that it sounds revolutionary and radical, which is the opposite of the Clintons. I think "Reagan Democrats" would be more descriptive.

(Oh, crap, now Sven is going to tell me to stop being such a dick to Hillary.)

Posted by elenchos | January 29, 2008 4:24 PM

This is the kind of depressing BS is what you come up with for a non-political blog? Man. And you can't even end it without a dig at Obama supporters as a whole. Come on, Erica. Something more pleasant, please?

Posted by Graham | January 29, 2008 4:27 PM

How come Deaniacs are okay, but Obamatons are not?

Go Obama!

Posted by me | January 29, 2008 4:30 PM

sorry 7, barack obama is the democrats' reagan. so says this conservative dude (all hail digg)

Posted by some dude | January 29, 2008 4:32 PM

I think Winehouse has a great voice for her material. Too bad she'll be gone within 6 months at this rate.

I am a fucked up individual. She is a SERIOUSLY fucked up individual. The sad thing is everyone but her recognizes it.

Posted by Wolf | January 29, 2008 4:33 PM

what's the source of that photo? are there others in the series?

Posted by stinkbug | January 29, 2008 4:37 PM

That isn't a pic of ECB?

Posted by ecce homo | January 29, 2008 4:42 PM

Ma Winehouse was probably paid by the word...

Posted by michael strangeways | January 29, 2008 4:43 PM

@4 - 8 pm EST. So they close in 6 minutes.

News flash: Edwards in upset won as many delegates in Florida as both Obama and Clinton in a surprise three-way tie, showing that Clinton is not in the lead!

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 29, 2008 4:54 PM

As a non-reformed Deaniac and Obama supportrix, I fully enjoy the term Obamaton. If we can call people Clintonistas and Paultards, surely we can withstand being called Obamatons.

Posted by switzerblog | January 29, 2008 4:58 PM

Really... a musician on drugs?

But Valium and crack at the same? Wouldn't they just cancel each other out?

Posted by Lauren | January 29, 2008 4:59 PM

its the Obamalution baby!

Posted by Jiberish | January 29, 2008 5:01 PM

I've never understood the massive appeal. She's got a good voice, and some style, but is essentially cruise ship entertainment caliber.

She's not bad by any means, just can't figure how the labels decided to get her the airtime over throngs and throngs of others.

Posted by Dougsf | January 29, 2008 5:15 PM


*i'm way worser*

Posted by Natalie | January 29, 2008 5:17 PM

I'll look at more pics if she's got the boob all the way out.

Posted by Fnarf | January 29, 2008 5:21 PM

I tried to post links to pics, but got lost in the spam filter. Try Dlisted or, or just google image-search ""Amy Winehouse" blonde."

Posted by ECB | January 29, 2008 5:25 PM

@18 - oh yeah man! I am so YouTubing that!

It's the Obamalution baby!

(air guitar)

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 29, 2008 5:25 PM

Thanks, ECB @22.

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 29, 2008 5:26 PM


nice tatty, tho.

Posted by max solomon | January 29, 2008 5:39 PM


Posted by wisepunk | January 29, 2008 7:28 PM

This week's On The Media had a segment on celebrity obits. They were talking with an Associated Press editor about the fact that AP did not have an obit in the can for Heath Ledger and so had to compose one on the spot.

The host asked the AP guy about what criteria they used for preparing an obit ready to have on file.

At the end of the segment the host mentioned the Winehouse video. The AP guy paused and said "we prepared an obituary quite a while ago."

Posted by gnossos | January 29, 2008 11:19 PM

Amy on drugs: Shocking. But Fox News was saying Tuesday night Heath Ledger was doing meth and cocaine.

So lets start a betting pool: Who will die first? Brittney or Amy?

I think Amy but it is going to be really really close.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | January 30, 2008 7:57 AM

the winehouse reports are as tired as the pete doherty updates. please stop wasting my time.

Posted by yearning | January 30, 2008 8:25 AM

erica, please leave my girlfriend alone.

thank you.

Posted by josh bomb | January 30, 2008 1:08 PM

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