Thursday, January 1, 2009

Without whom, not

2008 saw some major withdrawals made from the pop culture savings account; 2009 is sure to do the same. Here, a list of some of the losses — and the new deposits they made to the general fund while they were with us.

Bernie Mac (Cedric the Entertainer)

Tim Russert (Chris Matthews)

Charlton Heston (David Caruso)

Heath Ledger (Shia LaBeouf)

Michael Crichton (John Grisham)

Arthur C. Clarke (Michael Crichton)

Studs Terkel (Ira Glass)

Mr. Blackwell (What Not To Wear)

Estelle Getty (Bea Arthur)

Bo Diddley (George Thorogood)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (The Love Guru)

Sir Edmund Hillary (Jon Krakauer)

George Carlin (Chris Rock)

Isaac Hayes (South Park)

Bettie Page (Pamela Anderson)

Paul Newman (Brad Pitt)

David Foster Wallace (Matt Taibbi)


Anonymous said...

I've READ David Foster Wallace. Matt Taibbi, while a superb writer, is no DWF.

RIP to one-of-a-kind.

78rpm said...

We couldn't say Don DeLillo, since he came before DFW. ;)