YES, WE KNOW MICHAEL JACKSON HAS PASSED ON, BUT LET’S NOT FORGET FARRAH!!

THE INSCRUTABLE FARRAH FAWCETT.

THE INSCRUTABLE FARRAH FAWCETT.

Perhaps it’s the fact that Michael Jackson’s star power eclipses Farrah Fawcett’s star power.  Maybe it’s because Michael’s fame became truly universal and Farrah’s did not.  Maybe Michael and all of his cosmetic and personal eccentricities resonated with the celebrity-hungry mass market more than Farrah’s valiant fight against cancer.  Who knows?  But Mark and I both wanted to make sure that today’s blog reflected our true sentiments about Farrah and we wanted to make sure that she did not become simply a footnote in the celebrity news of yesterday’s date.  So, over the next few moments, here’s a few thoughts about Michael Jackson, The King of Pop and Farrah Fawcett, the Queen of the Wall!


DUDE!!  DID YOU SEE THAT POSTER??!??!!??

HMMMM!  AIN'T THAT SOMETHING!

HMMMM! AIN'T THAT SOMETHING?

For a couple of guys growing up in the late ’70’s and the ’80’s, it was impossible to ignore the Michael Jackson phenomenon, but he never did for us what Farrah did…if you know what we mean!  A key moment in that personal journey for us was the famous poster of Farrah that was put out in the late ’70’s.  It was truly a star making move.  She used that poster to create her entire persona and style and take her star power to the next level.  Of course there was “Charlie’s Angels”, but she only did that show for a year before she walked away from it!  That’s kind of hard to believe in it’s own way, isn’t it?  She certainly had an impact on a generation of fans, that’s for sure!


NOW THEY’RE BOTH GONE.

Not to get overly maudlin about the whole situation, but now the world has lost two entertainment icons…after losing a third with Ed McMahon earlier in this week.  The passing of people, both famous and not, is a part of life, and it’s always sad to see someone go, but the harder part for me is this:  You know you are starting to get up in years when the icons of your youth are starting to pass on.  It was bad enough when I heard years ago that Eddie Van Halen needed hip replacement surgery and had cancer from all of his smoking.  Now Farrah and MJ have passed.  Boy, that Father Time sure likes to march on!


REMEMBER AND REJOICE!

Hey, don’t get down about all of this!  Get outside and enjoy the beautiful Marquette County weather we’re having this weekend!  Have a cold one with friends, run barefoot through the grass, or if you feel like it, try to moonwalk when you hear a Michael Jackson song on the radio!  And if you’re a guy and you happen to catch sight of a beautiful blonde woman with flashy teeth and great hair in a red swimsuit this weekend, take a moment and wish Farrah well!


Catch you all next week!

-Walt