Saturday, April 02, 2005

Rest in Peace

It's been a greedy week for the grim reaper:
  • Another serious earthquake
  • Johnny Cochran
  • Terry Schiavo
  • My friend Kelly's grandmother
  • The Pope
  • Mitch Hedberg (The link is to one of my posts from a couple of weeks ago titled Part 1 because he was so witty and so fascinating, I knew there would be more. So sad.)

May they all rest in peace.


Zina said...

And my old employee Tin Nguyen. He was killed yesterday by a drunk driver.

Laurie said...

Zina, I'm so sorry. It's definitely been a bad week.

sophmom said...

I'm sorry too, zina.

Odd that George Stephanapoulos didn't include Mitch Hedberg in his In Memoriam segment on "This Week". I love Hedberg. My favorite MH line is: "I'm tired of following my dreams. I'm just gonna ask 'em where they're going and hook up with 'em later."

I met Johnny Cochran once, and one of my lawyers was his Atlanta partner until he got sick. I can't say any more about that. ;)

Laurie said...

Sophmom - My nephews are so sad about Mitch Hedberg that it makes it even more upsetting. Interesting about the Johnny Cochran connection.

sophmom said...

I can talk about meeting him. He sat in front of me during a very, very long post season baseball game, a few years ago. The game was interrupted by more rain delays than I can remember. JC hung in there until sometime around 2:00AM. When he left, he gave me his stadium-bought raincoat. It fit.

Paula said...

i love mitch. i went to one of his last shows a few weeks ago. it was sad because he was so obviously fucked up- he couldnt even remember his own jokes. but when he did, they were great. i know i'll miss him.

Vettacini Sheppard said...

I was listening to The Bob & Tom show the other morning after Johnny Cochran died and they had a spoof on there about him meeting St. Peter at the Pearly Gates to get into heaven only Johnny was not on the list. He keeps asking St. Peter to check the list. St. Peter keeps telling him he's not on the list so then Johnny asked to speak to one of the Kennedys so that they could pull some strings but St. Peter informs him that none of the Kennedys are on the list either. Then St. Peter says "I know someone who you can talk to." and then he turns around and hollers "Nicole!!!!"



Laurie said...

Good one Vettacini!

Laurie said...

Paula, I hate to hear that. Such a waste.