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Thread #118593   Message #2587942
Posted By: melodeonboy
13-Mar-09 - 09:58 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Gallows Humour-laughing at death/disease
Subject: RE: Folklore: Gallows Humor-laughing at death/disease
"As for either deserving to die with dignity - they chose to live their lives in the glare of publicity (both became very rich on it) and it seems to me can hardly complain if dying as they have lived. It goes with the turf, in the cult of celebrity.   Goody indeed has chosen for money reasons to die a public spectacle.   Her choice."

Quite right, Mr. Bridge. I've no sympathy either. If you stick your head up when you're in the trenches, you get it shot off!

However, I confess to not really knowing who Ms. Goody is or what she is supposed to have done/achieved for her to be considered a figure of public interest and to be foisted upon me by the media at every opportunity. My assumption is that she's a talentless publicity seeker who's out to make a bit of money.

I therefore confess my ignorance about Ms. Goody and stand to be both corrected and/or informed. One thing that I'm sure about, however, is that if you choose, for personal gain, to subject yourself to constant media scrutiny, you have to take everything that goes with it, including the possibility of ridicule and humiliation.