Friday, August 26, 2011

The Curse of The Brigade

Dear Harold:

Is it true that four Hollywood celebrities who were mentioned in your novel
The Brigade, either directly or under obvious pseudonyms, have died under mysterious circumstances since the book was published?


Dear Misty:

Uh, no. Actually it's six people now, who have died since the book was published in 2008. These are: Heath Ledger, Brittany Murphy, Corey Haim, Irvin Kershner, Bea Arthur, and Ron Silver.

It would be really great if we could get some buzz going about the terrible "Brigade Curse" and rattle some of those glitterati's cages, and I encourage any of you who want to dish about it in the Net to knock yourselves out. Realistically, though, I don't think it's a curse. I think it's just the normal Hollywood celeb attrition rate.

Those assholes actually have an expiration date on them. Their lifestyle of drugs, booze, and really stupid shit they do really isn't conducive to long lifespans.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, to be fair, Kershner was 87 and Arthur was 86. May you live so long, HAC.

Silver was 62 and cancer got him, so not quite such a premature death.

Ledger, Murphy and Haim are all "accidental" drug overdoses mostly of OTC drugs.

If there is a "Brigade" curse, don't stupidly keep dosing yourself on OTC drugs. Otherwise, you'll live until your 60s and maybe even 80s under the "Brigade curse."

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bea Arthur was 86. Hardly mysterious.

5:25 AM  
Blogger The Old Man said...

True. It seems the bad never do die young. But wouldn't it be a great bit of agitprop? How come everybody else on earth can get the stupidest rumors to go viral on the internet--everybody except us?

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you really want to be pandering to the sort of people who unquestionably believe patent nonsense?

10:11 PM  

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