What can YOU say in six sentences?
Uncertain that "coroner" was the appropriate word for a recent blog, I visited the internet and read What To Do When Someone Dies At Home.
While glancing at the front page of MSN I noticed Paul McCartney got married so I clicked on the photos which included one of Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach, and curious to see what how she's looking these days, I fished around and found an old Merv Griffin interview of the couple which was filmed after John Lennon was shot but before George Harrison died of lung cancer.
I remembered how much I once loved the chubby Merv Griffin who seemed so real and easy on his guests, like my little snow-haired priest sans the Kermit the Frog voice, then unable to remember if he was dead I dug around again to find that Merv died of prostate cancer, then I learned that Mike Douglas had also died which led to a clip of John Davidson - still alive and cheesy as ever - interviewing Andy Gibb on his curved white couch, Victoria Principal beside the young singer not long before he died of an inflamed heart.
There must have been an image of Truman Capote among the links of talk show hosts so I watched his rise and fall in still images and video, then decided that if you're going to be an asshole, even a funny, brilliant, articulate asshole, the public will not allow you to be an addict, at least not a short, depressed, girly-voiced, gay addict, especially if you write mean shit about your "friends".
Somewhere in all this was a cartoon of Steve Jobs in heaven, being introduced to Moses and given the task of upgrading the Ten Commandments tablets. Then I remembered reading what Jobs said during the Stanford Commencement speech in 2005, "If today were the last day of your life, would you do what you're about to do today?"