Friday, January 26, 2007


Death is an equal-opportunity experience. We will never be as rich as Bill Gates. We won't ever play guitar like Eric Clapton. But we'll all get to the end of the path.

It's long been the practice of this blog to make note of the famous (and infamous) when they die. But this post has sparked a discussion of CHATTER's Great Game of Mortality. Offensive, some say. Offensive and in poor taste. We don't disagree. The same holds true for some parts of life.

Mick Denniston, the former leader of Springfield Little Theatre, died during our blackout. A Denniston friend said we "failed to pounce" on Denniston's passing and posted this comment:
It just doesn't seem so much like a game when the dearly departed just happen to be near and dear to you, now does it?
While we were without electricity, Brother Richard kept up-to-date on the obits, sending us links on the deaths of racer Benny Parsons and soap actress Darlene Conley. Two points for him.


Desdinova said...

Let's remember what great things Mick did for this community and stop squabling over this "death game."

I don't think that getting the scoop on someones death is in bad taste. Trust me I've done worst things.

Rather than get into too much detail I've decided to get my own blog since Missouri Radio is down and also since the comments section here doesn't always work right. I also can discuss and say what I want with out getting anyone in trouble.

Desdinova said...

Also Benny Parson's was great in Tallidega Nights.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe Darlene Conley died! This is the first I've heard of it - damn ice storms. I guess the game is good for something. If we hadnt' have been talking about this, I'm pretty sure I'd never have known!