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If you mourned the loss of Peaches Geldof...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Peaches was famous!!
  3. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    His parents had a total of 16 marriages by the time they adopted him.

    Makes me feel better about myself.
    YankeeFan likes this.
  4. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Sure, she was more famous in the UK than here, but she was famous!

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    Just wait until Pixie Geldolf passes away...

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  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I honestly just don't understand any of this.

    This woman was on two magazine covers in Europe - and for the life of me I can't understand why anybody cares if she dies.

    The whole list of 2016 dead celebrities - you all don't know these people. They acted in movies, or threw a ball, or sang. I just do not understand why it affects you when they die. Your life isn't changing.
  6. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Or it is changing, and instead of exploring the complex forces at work, this is handy mental shorthand for people to express angst.
    Hermes likes this.
  7. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    'Grief porn'
    Vombatus likes this.
  8. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Zsa Zsa married Freddie Prinze? I knew I wasn't hip anymore, but . . .
    LongTimeListener likes this.
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    It was Freddie Prinze Jr. She was cougaring.
  10. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I don't see what's so hard to understand about this. People feel connections to people they don't know, whether it's for a love of their art, an admiration, or just a sense of familiarity. When that famous person dies, a lot of us feel that loss.

    Music is a big part of my life, and there was probably no one who was more significant in developing my musical tastes and appreciation than David Bowie. He put out his best album in decades and then dropped dead days later. That was pretty hard to take. The fact that I hadn't met him didn't mean his life had no meaning to me.

    As for the lesser stars... the fact that you didn't know about them doesn't mean no one else does. I'm a big Bob Geldof fan. His family turned into a shitshow years ago, and Peaches' death was the last bit of a string of tragedy there. It was a sad situation. I wasn't wringing my hands about it on social media, but her death was pretty fucking sad.

    Obviously, there has been a lot of melodramatic bullshit this year. I saw a "Dammit, 2016, haven't you hurt us enough?!?" post on Facebook because the ex-girlfriend of the singer from Radiohead died. I mean, c'mon. But overall, I get it.

    Put another way -- I didn't know spnited, SF Express, Frank Ridgeway or Arnold Babar personally. I didn't know who any of them really were until they were gone. It doesn't mean I shouldn't feel lessened by their loss.
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  11. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    We interacted with SFexpress, spnited, and others in a fairly significant way. Highly doubtful you had that same interaction with David Bowie. Or Peaches Geldof.
  12. QYFW

    QYFW Well-Known Member

    Luckily, no one will die once 2016 ends.
    expendable likes this.
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