Could it Be a Blonde-Actor Murder Conspiracy?

Has anyone noticed how much Brad Renfro and Heath Ledger look alike?  They could have been brothers.  Now they are both dead.  Maybe there is a conspiracy afoot to murder blonde attractive men.  They had the same eyes.  Weird.  I bet no one puts two and two together.  I wonder if a bunch of non-famous blonde men have died in their sleep from unknown causes.  That would be even more suspicious.  Very strange indeed.

In any case, I hope Heath did not commit suicide.  What a sad choice for him if he did.  I have heard of two women near me who died under similar circumstances in the last two months.  One was 39, the other was 26.  Both were taking prescription meds.  Both were found dead in their beds.  Neither of them was depressed and neither death was ruled a suicide.  I have two friends who were friends with each of them.  They died within a week of one another in Portland.  Last spring, another friend of mine died from taking prescription meds for exzema.

Considering the number of people in my life who have died from prescription drugs versus the total number I know, it seems the total numbers of deaths are quite high.  I’ve known one person who died in a car accident.  I’ll bet most would cite car accidents as more likely than deaths from prescription drugs, but based on the number of people I know who have died and under what circumstances, prescription drugs are much more worrisome.

Hmmmm…this is all stream of consciousness, but it is something interesting to think about.  Perhaps there is some validity to my unwillingness to take any drugs, including prescription ones.

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Oscar Quickie

Hooray for best actor nominee Tommy Lee Jones for In the Valley of Elah and best picture nominee Juno!  Sorry to all the “shut-outs,” but we should be glad when there are “shut-outs.”  It means there were lots of good films and lots of good acting, and who can complain about that?