Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Why So Serious?

There are some things that flip my world upside down. Today's news about the death of Heath Ledger is one of those things. The first place I read the news was on a gossip blog so I thought it must be a joke or some wild internet rumor but low and behold all the news sites had the same information. In a way you can never be completely surprised when someone with a history of drug problems dies and drugs are involved but still there was something about Heath Ledger that made people forget about past indiscretions.

I keep hoping that this is all some kind of joke and that the people involved in promoting The Dark Knight are totally twisted. I am imagining a memorial service for Heath Ledger where all of a sudden he jumps out in full on Joker garb surrounded by Joker goons as he stares out at the somber crowd he cackles and shouts "WHY SO SERIOUS!?!" Yeah I know I'm twisted but that would be better than him being dead.

But since the news probably has it right I send my condolences to Heath's friends and family and especially his baby daughter.

RIP Heath Ledger (April 4, 1979 - January 22, 2008)