I was struck by how similar the headlines were announcing the recent deaths of Dennis Hopper and Gary Coleman:
"Hollywood hellraiser Dennis Hopper dead at 74"
"Former child star Gary Coleman dead at 42"
I didn't realize there was such a strict format, but clearly there is: modifiers - name - age.
As with any pattern, my first instinct is to think about how to apply it going forward. So, for example, what two or three word phrase would be used to describe other notables when they pass on?
Some are pretty obvious, like "Troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan" or "'Pretty Woman' Julia Roberts" or "Material Girl Madonna", so that's no fun. So, I looked at the list of Greatest Americans to find some more subjects for modification:
"Miserable Failure George W. Bush"
"Cigar Lover Bill Clinton"
"Internet inventor Al Gore"
"Successful Nerd Bill Gates"
"Cycling Fraud Lance Armstrong"
"Sweater-Wearing Comedian Bill Cosby"
"Top Scientologist Tom Cruise"
"Yooge Real Estate Tycoon Donald Trump"
"Lions QB Brett Favre"
You get the idea. So how would you succinctly describe famous folks? How would you describe yourself? Personally, I'm rooting for "Gun-toting granny".
Posted by kris at June 3, 2010 07:07 AM
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|# June 3rd, 2010 10:53 AM kris|
|or more realistically maybe "cat hoarder" or "surly shoe lover" or something. |
|# June 3rd, 2010 4:24 PM cherlynda|
|You could be Kickin Ass Aunt Kris |
|# June 3rd, 2010 5:00 PM kris|
|Which would only be accurate for four people in the world :) |