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R.I.P. “Norma Rae”


sutton1Bow your heads, take a moment and say a little prayer, for the Summer of Death has laid claim to another.

The woman who inspired the 1979 movie ‘Norma Rae’ has died.

North Carolina’s Crystal Lee Sutton (at left with Sally Field) lost her long battle with brain cancer.
She was only 68.

Sutton’s fight to change the insultingly low pay and devilishly poor conditions at the Southern textile plant where she worked was chronicled in the 1975 book Crystal Lee, a woman of inheritance by New York Times reporter Henry Leifermann.

deniedThe book was later made into the legendary Academy-award winning movie — shot at the (not so legendary) Golden Cherry Motel and Opelika Manufacturing Company in Opelika, Alabama.

Unfortunately – or perhaps sadly fittingly – Sutton died just as she lived – struggling against a corporate bully … only this time it was the health insurance company delaying her treatment.

Godspeed Crystal Lee … Godspeed.

September 15, 2009 at 10:19 am 3 comments

A moment of silence, please


The awful terribleness has happened!
Darkness and despair have descended upon me!!
Life is forever changed!!!

MY CELLPHONE HAS DIIIIIIIED!!!!!

How can I be anything but super-exclamation pointy emotional about this deadphonetragedy!?!?!?!?!

Even as I sit here looking at its lifeless little body splayed in front of me, I can’t believe it happened! One minute I’m blah blahing to someone about some very crucial and marvelously meaningful crap or something and the next minute I’m in a blah blah blackout!
Oh the humanity!!!!

I feel so alone, so isolated without the trusted companion and daily partner to the spasmodic distraction that is my life!

Oh, I know I’ll find another, but let’s be honest — it won’t be the same!
Oh sure, it’ll be sleek and shiny with supercool 3G features my now-dead NoG never had but let’s be honest — it won’t be the same!!

Wait.
3G?
THREE GEE?!
::: wheeeeeeee!!!!! :::

uhh … gottaruntotheAT&Tstore,LOVEYOUOLDPHONE – BYE!

August 21, 2009 at 12:41 pm 2 comments

¡Yo quiero R.I.P


Gidget, the Taco Bell Chihuahua, has gone to the great Chalupa in the sky.

“She made so many people happy,” her trainer said.

Gidget got God’s call after suffering a stroke today at age 15 … which would have made her about 73-ish  in ‘people’ time, which makes her death, well, not exactly untimely buuuut — due to her ‘star’ status does beg the natural question:
Is she part of the threes?

YOU know.
The THREEEEEEEZ!
Bea Arthur, Billy Mays, David Carradine, Farrah Fawcett, Ed McMahon, Michael Jackson, Walter Cronkite, Dom Delouise, Jack Kemp, John Updike, Karl Malden, Natasha Richardson, Ricardo Montalban, Ron Silver, Steve McNair …

Sooo, are we starting over?
Whaaaat? You were thinking it …

July 22, 2009 at 6:37 pm 2 comments


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