Tuesday, September 1, 2009


A few days ago, the world was all a-twitter with the latest "celebrity" death. This summer has certainly been the one for it. Calling Billy Mays a celebrity is like calling me handsome. I mean, sure, to some people he is but by and large he was more infamous than anything.

"Ah, Dusty! Infamous is when you're more than famous!"

I don't know if that's necessarily a good thing or not or even if that's necessarily true or not. But since Martin Short said it, I'm gonna run with it. Especially not in his case. Especially when the autopsy revealed large amounts of cocaine in his system. In Billy Mays' system... Not El Guapo's. His life was as clean as his mother's kitchen floor. Minus the whole, you know, extortion and holding towns for ransom things. By the by, the fact that copious amounts of Colombian candy were found in Mays' system should have come as a shock to absolutely no one. Dude looked like he was already to party.
As you may have heard, some dude named DJ AM died last week. Until he was involved in a plane crash last December with the talented member of Blink 182 I had no idea who this guy was. Even when after that happened, I still had no idea who he was. Turns out, this guy's initial brush with stardom came via Crazytown.
<---Remember them? They were horrible. And, for a song and 6 weeks, huge.
The truth of the matter is this, though: DJ AM survived a horrific plane crash and was given a second chance at life. It's sad to see that this is how he chose to repay the universe. And he's being musically martyred for being 'talented' and 'a real loss to the community'. I'm callin' "bullshit" on that. Sure, his music was terrible. Sure, his band was even worse. Sure, he wasted his talents on being a part of a one hit wonder and then making mix tapes and mash ups. But none of that is what pisses me off. What pisses me off is the fact that he was given a second chance and this is how he used it; by overdosing on drugs a few months later.
The real tragedy is, though, that we'll never get a CrazyTown reunion... I had a new pair of Adidas picked out for the show and everything.


  1. The Three Amigos... gotta be one of the top 5 funniest movies of all time. I don't care what anyone says.

    "My little buttercap had the sweetest.."

    "esmile! esmile!"

  2. "It's a 'male' plane!"

    Funniest part of the movie, right there.


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