Death is funny. Period. From Woody Allen's idiosyncratic fear and loathing to the Family Guy's sweet obsession with an effete one-year old bent on matricide, death is one of the staples of comedy. (as well sex, food and....sex!) Everything must be funny in a world where everything is insane. It is the only way some of us can cope with the realities of this thing we call life on Earth. If you cannot laugh or find humor in something, it probably owns you. But that's Philosophy 101, Tu-Th 11:15-12:30, Humanities Hall.
So when I came across Celebrity Death Beeper www.celebritydeathbeeper.com I was shocked and awed. To me, everything is funny, but I think this may cross the line, or at least leave a mark. This website will e-mail you directly when a celebrity or sports figure dies. 20,000 subscribers to date. No kidding. RSS meets R.I.P Why am I telling you all this? So the next time you think about death, it may just put a smile your face. And 20,000 of your closest friends....
Shameless Plug #473 - Check out my new website and theatre company, The New Mercury Theatre Company, and tell me what you think!