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Friday, August 28, 2009

In Case You Missed It...

..the original Mr "I'm a Really Good Drunk Driver" kicked the bucket a few days ago at the ripe old age of 77, proving once-and-for-all that decades of treating your body like a used condom comes with little to no consequences. Thanks Teddy, for giving the rest of us regular Joe alcoholics hope that we too might live to see 77.

So we've all been dealing with the sadness of this great death in different ways. Andrew Breitbart has spent the better part of the last 3 days pissing and shitting on the man's grave, via the brave new world of twitter. I've been drinking heavily and sleeping little since his death. Sure, that might be a normal Tuesday-Friday for me, but still Teddy Kennedy died...So...um..yeah. And other people are writing short remembrance pieces wondering if Mary Jo Kopechne would have thought her death was worth it, because Teddy held a Senate seat for a really long time. No shit. Someone actually wrote that.

Still, ignorance doesn't preclude a right to wonder. So it doesn't automatically make someone (aka, me) a Limbaugh-loving, aerial-wolf-hunting NRA troll for asking what Mary Jo Kopechne would have had to say about Ted's death, and what she'd have thought of the life and career that are being (rightfully) heralded.

Who knows -- maybe she'd feel it was worth it.
In all fairness it was on the Huffington Post so it deserves to be taking about as seriously as, oh I don't know, a blog post found on my own blog, but still that is one really fucking stupid sentence. It's a really stupid idea for a blog post/article/whatever the fuck they call the horseshit that they publish over at the Huffington Post, with a really stupid conclusion.

I'll give the concept a try...I wonder what Mary Jo would have thought about Teddy death. Let's ask her. Oh wait -- We can't, she died 40 years ago when a drunk drove off a bridge and left her to drown. I never presume to know what dead people would think, but my guess is that if you asked Mary Jo what she thought of Ted's death she might say something along the lines of "he was still alive?" Or "about time that fat fuck died." I'm from the old school where when someone kills someone else, the dead person usually doesn't think there death was for a greater good. I think -- and call me crazy -- that the dead person wishes that they hadn't been killed.

Two more thoughts on Ted Kennedy. 1) If they ever find the dead hooker I ever kill someone, I hope I get the Teddy Kennedy treatment and that the death will be known as an "incident". How did he get away with it being called the Chappaquiddick Incident? 2) Mary Jo was extremely attractive.

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