First, it was Betty White.
Then, I found out that this had happened to Celine Dion a few years back when one of those flashbacks at Facebook took me back to a post on my Timeline from so many years ago on the current day.
Now, it’s Kelly Ripa.
Maybe, I’m not making any sense to you (not uncommon, from what I understand) — or, perhaps, you already read me loud-and-clear.
To those who have no idea re: to what I refer: This is about the making of celebrities into zombies — as with Mark Twain. The latter put it so well when he responded that rumors of his death had been greatly exaggerated.
A few minutes ago, I saw an ad to the right-hand side of a page at Facebook that implied that Kelly Ripa had passed away tragically. Having had the same thing happen with Betty White not long ago, I didn’t even investigate. With Betty, I had actually clicked on the link to be taken to some place where somebody (or some bot-y) was hoping to sell me something.
With Kelly, I simply did a Google search for her and found enough information to decide that she was no more ready for her funeral than I was for mine.
With Celine Dion, I was fooled for a little bit longer, because I had forgotten that I was reading a throwback post. My thoughts upon reading this (how she was reported to have died in a plane crash) were that this was very sad because she was so young and still had at least one child still not of age not to mention how talented she had been. But I also thought along the lines of that she was with her husband now — though I still thought that she would be gone so soon afterwards and wondered how their kids were taking having lost both parents in such a short span of time.
It was about this time that I noticed that her death had been reported a couple of years ago in a share to my Timeline.
Could it be possible that a two-piece (head & body) version of Sir Paul McCartney’s body has been laid to rest in a secret grave somewhere and that the person whom we believe to be Paul is really an imposter!?!
Somehow, however, I have serious doubts about that.
Hey! Even if a two-piece version of The Cute Beatle has been laid to rest somewhere, I guess it wouldn’t be a two-piece version of Sir Paul McCartney, as Paul hadn’t yet been knighted back when that motor car was supposed to have divided him so dramatically.
Anyway, I’m not exactly favorably-impressed with rumors of this or that person’s demise being used to sell whatever it was that was lurking behind that bogus news story about Betty.
NEWSFLASH (to those who put this ad together): I can’t even remember what it was that you were trying to sell. In fact, as I recall, the ad actually made my connection act up a bit. Anyway, this lady was NOT impressed. Not favorably, anyhow…