Despite the fact she lived a pretty long awesome life, I'm still sad to hear of the passing of Bea Arthur. She was apparently battling cancer. She was 86 years old. That's two Golden Girls now gone. Maude was a little bit before my time, but I most certainly grew up watching The Golden Girls, and it was a great show that taught me a lot about life as I entered my adolescence. I'll never forget Bea's immortal character of Dorothy Zbornak, the smart forceful angry manly divorced gal from Brooklyn dealing with her smart ass mother from Sicily and her two roommates in Miami. With tons of Broadway theater credits, and other fine performances on film, Bea will most certainly be remembered for her amazing TV roles, which will keep her alive for generations to come. Thank you Bea, and God bless ya. You were a true gift to comedy.
Pig/swine flu?! Is the media blowing this all out of proportion?! Or is this really something to worry about? Mexico City is one oddball place now, as hundreds walk around with masks and many public events have been canceled. Cases have been reported in the United States, and possibly other countries . I dunno man, here comes the cynic within me talking again and I'm wondering if this isn't some engineered disease to kill off people or scare them into submission/control. We shall wait and see. Quite alarming though, regardless of what's going on here.
I went to the Renaissance Pleasure Faire on Saturday! Bunch of zany white people in costume celebrating the glorious non-bathing past of Europe! The weather was lovely, and I got the pictures to prove it! If you care to view my slideshow, click on this link:
Man, it was a funny show for reals. To Bea Arthur, 1922-2009: