Saturday, September 06, 2008

People I have Mistakenly Believed Were Dead

Actor R. Lee Ermey. The drill sergeant from "Full Metal Jacket". I thought he died two years ago, but it doesn't appear that's the case.

This Guy from my my Church when I was about 14. I totally got my retirees mixed up, and thought the wrong guy died. So I'm sitting in the hallway at church, and here comes the dead guy in white robes walking toward me... Well, as I mentioned, it was a case of mistaken identity, and the other guy was in the choir. But for about ten seconds there, I thought the dude was haunting the @#$% out of me.

Zsa Zsa Gabor. Apparently... still alive.

Musician Matthew Sweet. I have no idea why I thought Sweet was dead, but I was surprised to see he had a new album in a recent issue of Entertainment Weekly. He could have been pulling a Tupac, I suppose. But a quick Wikipedia check indicates the guy is still alive.

New Kids on the Block. Apparently still hangin' tough. They have a new album, too.

Dracula.

Have you ever thought someone (famous or otherwise) was dead, but they weren't?

4 comments:

Michael Corley said...

Every morning I am shocked to find myself alive. My plans to become an immortal golem with the brain of a human keeps failing.

Queenie said...

New Kids on the Block ARE in fact, dead......no one has told them yet, though....

Eric said...

I was getting coffee the other day and "Beat It" was on the radio, and one of the baristas said:

"I didn't really get into Michael Jackson until after he died"

Myself and the other barista were quick to say "Michael Jackson's not dead!"

To which she replied
"No, he died a while ago, and the guy who assumed his identity looks nothing like him." as she calmly made my coffee.

And that's me gettin' schooled.

The League said...

Wow. That... is... I don't even know. I mean, it's something of a possibility (I guess), but if she's bought into that, it sort of begs the question: what other stuff is this barista carting around in her head that determines her version of reality? And who TOLD her that so she'd believe it?

I would also wonder how old the girl was, as in: is she old enough to really appreciate the year-by-year changes since "Off the Wall"?