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if I grab both my cheeks (face cheeks) and pull, I look a lil like the dude's mother in Brazil while she's consulting with the plastic surgeon.


There's another Dale Earnhardt retrospective thing about him and his company and 'keeping the legend alive'
He raced cars.
He did it pretty well.
He died.
What a fucking legend.


Yes, I know there are people who are fans and who really did pin a lot of admiration and good feelings on him... but does that mean the whole world should mourn?
He died while he was racing. He was a participant in a dangerous sport. It's not as if he was gunned down by a speed addled neo nazi midget or something. It's not as if it was a true and total shocker. It's not as if the thought of someone dying in a nascar race was completely fucking unheard of.


Guess I'm just cynical.
::shrug:: :

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boomer_89
Jun. 29th, 2001 01:33 pm (UTC)
I'm in agreement with you. I think it is ridiculous that we put people in the media on a different level than us. There are people who do incredible acts every day that go unrecognized. If a mother of 3 dies in a crash and the father is left to raise the children people hear it on the news and say how sad. There is no tribute for the woman, no help given to the family. Let it be a "star" and charities and fundraisers are started in thier names.
blackmanxy
Jun. 29th, 2001 03:10 pm (UTC)
"Legend," like "hero," is a very cheap word in our society. I actually get far more aggravated when I hear the latter word abused like that.
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