pop culture gossip community about contact archives subscribe advertise fine print bmc

« Death Threats, Britney Spears, and Russia | Pop Culture Main | If I Were Only Born/Legal When They Looked This Good: My Top 5 Hot Men from the 1960s and 70s »


Jeff Goldblum's Death Revitalizes Us All

Jeff_goldblumJeff Goldblum remains alive nearly a month after his death. I know it's old news. But I missed him for a minute. I feel compelled to check on him.

Jeff Goldblum check! Still alive.

Last month, all in one day, we lost Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, and Jeff Goldblum. Twitter was a wildfire. But what a refreshing reprieve it was to learn that Jeff Goldblum wasn't really dead. It felt like a treat, didn't it? And didn't it give you some hope, just a little, that maybe Farrah and Michael were still alive too?

They aren't. But Jeff Goldblum is! And his own death provided alive Jeff Goldblum with some precious insight.

"This was a rare opportunity to experience your own death." Goldblum told a reporter. "(Fans) still run into me on the street (and say), 'Glad to see you're alive!' I reconnected with people I hadn't seen in a long time. I wasn't angry. I was touched."

How completely weird.

Jeff Goldblum, through his Twitter death, has a new lease on life. Kinda makes you wanna stage your own Twitter death, doesn't it? Or maybe that's just me. But think about it. Think about the reception you'd get, after the initial spook wore off, from people who think you're dead. So many hugs and high fives. They'd scream "Damn! I thought you were dead!" and you'd just laugh, defiantly alive. They'd pat you on the back and buy you a drink.

Or rather, how would you react to your friends and loved ones if you bumped into them after hearing they were dead? They're different now, aren't they? They mean a lot more. They are somehow MORE alive against the stark background of being dead.

If Jeff Goldblum has a lesson for us, it is certainly this: Act like everyone you meet was rumored to be dead on Twitter. Blink your eyes. Smile. Gaze at them longer. Be stunned that they're alive. Their life is only hearsay.







« Death Threats, Britney Spears, and Russia | Pop Culture Main | If I Were Only Born/Legal When They Looked This Good: My Top 5 Hot Men from the 1960s and 70s »


TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
https://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c5d9653ef0115721824b3970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Jeff Goldblum's Death Revitalizes Us All:



Comments

BaltimoreGal

I love Jeff Goldblum. When he went on Colbert and twittered him to let him know he was still alive... Genius.

Maria M

For the minute and a half I thought he was dead I was SUPER FUCKING FREAKED. I love him way more than Michael Jackson.

My whole world his shinier since his resurrection.

Rhonda

Jeff Goldblum died!? I didn’t even know he was sick.

Irma

I am soooooo going to go in to work tomorrow and, instead of saying "Good morning" to people, I'm going to say, "I'm glad you're still alive!" just to see their reactions. Because, umm, I guess I AM glad they're still alive, I just never though about it that way!




The comments to this entry are closed.

Read the Comments Policy »



« Death Threats, Britney Spears, and Russia | Main | If I Were Only Born/Legal When They Looked This Good: My Top 5 Hot Men from the 1960s and 70s »












Blog Widget by LinkWithin