Monday, July 06, 2009

Now wait just a minute...

It's been a long time since Elvis died, so perhaps somebody can refresh my memory: Was his funeral broadcast live on television, forcing local stations to re-arrange their broadcasting schedule?

What about Janis Joplin, or Jimi Hendrix, or Rick Nelson? Or Richie Valens, who sang a song named for me? I don't recall seeing their funerals on TV.

Since when is a performer so important that his funeral pre-empts normal broadcasting? The only funeral that commanded this much attention in my memory is that of John F. Kennedy; but he was PRESIDENT, for heaven's sake.

This whole thing has gotten out of control. I refuse to participate. Especially on my birthday.

16 comments:

Paula said...

Well happy happy birthday. Sorry I don't remember about Elvis' funeral. I do remember they wouldn't show his gyrating hips in the 50's and now they don't care what they show.

Pat said...

I agree with you about all the coverage that has been on TV, newspapers, etc. Enough is enough. I was shocked when I heard his funeral was going to be televised. Happy Birthday to you!
Hugs,
Pat

Robbie said...

It's absolutely RIDICULOUS! But, not your birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Amy said...

Isn't it just disgusting? I'm way over it.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Ritchie Valens is singing just for you! :)

Tawnya said...

I am sorry that I am late, but happy birthday. I am with you on the overboard thing. I mean, enough already!!! Sheesh.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy Birthday!!! It's your party and you can choose how to celebrate. Have a great wonderful day!!!
'On Ya'-ma

Hollie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You are right enough is enough!

Adirondackcountrygal said...

I think the media rules the country and influences us too much on how we act, dress, talk etc.. and by the way Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Darn it Lady! Am I sorry I read some of this to Frieda? Now, she's special requested me to write about the time I had left in the morning, coming home late afternoon with a load and immediately leaving for a second. She's even instructed me to start with my late night activity the night before. Ooooh, what women can't do to their men.
Dare I mention I understand Cliff's pain even chowing down a Sir Loin steak broiled in a self cleaning oven with garden vegetables cooked on an extra burner whiles his laundry's being washed winter next
Oh my, sorrily I'm LMAO.........

Backed into it hey?!?!?!?!?!?!
Fernan

Danny said...

Happy Birthday and good luck avoiding coverage of the Jackson Circus.

Ora said...

well if no body turns it on...the ratings will tell it all...personally I think it is discusting...outrageous...and well can think of some more words...but not for printing in here...LOL..Happy Birthday...hugs...Ora

Midlife Mom said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a fun day celebrating. I guess getting two new appliances makes for a great birthday!!! :o)

I too am disgusted with all the hoopla. MJ was a cute little boy that turned into a crotch grabbing characature sp? of himself. Very sad but enough is enough.

zzop357 said...

Happy Birthday Donna.
I wish they would just bury that sucker before he starts stinking!!!
Donna

Lisa said...

Perhaps this would be a good time to say happy birthday! I agree, funerals should not be on tv unless it's like the president or something like that. Hugs,
Lisa in Kentucky

Sharlene said...

I don't think they covered Elvis' funeral like this...they should have!
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Happy Birthday!

RNSheets said...

I didn't even watch the "performance" if that is what you call it.

Can I have the same treatment when I die? LoL.yeah, right.

Glad you had a great B-day, Donna!