Monday, October 11, 2004

I can't tell you why...

Babble on.

Christopher Reeve has died at age 52.

I don't know why this saddens me so. I thought the Superman movies were fun, but kind of hokey. Other than his interesting remake of Rear Window in 1998, I can't name another of his movies. His autobiography Still Me was interesting - but in sort of an inside-the-celebrity-lifestyle and then but-for-the-grace-of-God-go-I way. Nothing spectacular. No world-changing decisions, no inspiring acts of selfless heroism or eye-opening expressions great truths.

Reeve was undoubtedly courageous, but probably no more so than so many others who dealt with the same type of trauma outside the media spotlight.

Yet I'm still saddened by news of this premature passing.

Babble off.


At 7:35 a.m., Blogger Doug said...

I think Susan Sarandon heard Kerry mention Reeve in the stem cell question of the debate on Friday, and decided she could catapult stem cell discussion by martyring him and sway the election.

I saw Children of Dune, Susan - I know what you're capable of!

At 6:36 p.m., Blogger ralphrattfuc said...

I gotta disagree you on the Superman thing. Reeve didn't care a whit about anyone except himself until his accident. Same thing with that guy with Parkinsons. As soon as they were afflicted, they suddenly became poster-boys for their particular disease. Just because they were actors and considered themselves famous, they thought everyone would flock to their causes.

They are, and were in Reeve's case, just a couple of people that were dealt a bad hand. I sympathise with them but they aren't any more important than the rest of us poor schmucks that gotta live with stuff like that.

Now John Kerry is using Reeve's death to slam Dubya about stem-cell research.
How low can you go?


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