Normally I wouldn't post something this OT, but ESPN just reported it so I figured it's big enough news.
Extremely OT: Whitney Houston has passed away
Where do broken hearts go, indeed?
Cocaine is a helluva drug.
Too soon, man. Too soon.
Edit: I'm getting negged for confronting someone's ill-timed comment/joke about someone's death? Really? Can some of you be that immature? Ok, that's fine, just neg away and I'll remember to stay away from this site during times when we should all be thinking about something bigger than Michigan sports or getting a cheap laugh. RIP Whitney Houston, and I'll see all of you MGoBloggers tomorrow.
Definitely uncalled for on the day she dies. I mean, I'm not sure it's ever okay to make fun of death. I'm not going to get into that.
But someone just lost a loved one. I'm not even talking about her amazing voice, her fans, etc. Just from a family standpoint. I believe she has a daughter...
R.I.P. Whitney Houston.
Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Anita Baker...and my list stops there in terms of amazing voices of R&B.
Death is a part of life. When I go, I want it to be hilarious. I want my daughter to strike while the iron is hot and make a joke. Maybe some don't feel the same way I do. Sorry if you were offended.
Absolutely uncalled for. Reminds me of something RMCB would say...
I'm sure a lot of people had her in their "dead pools," and she likely contributed greatly to her own demise, but her loss is still a tragedy, and it isn't funny. No matter what you think of her, her lifestyle, or her music, she did have a lot of talent, and it's sad to lose her at 48.
Agreed. I'm laughing pretty hard at that joke.
Some people feel all death needs to be met with hand-wringing and displays of solemness, so that explains the reaction of a few posters.
If you actively do drugs on a level that's only rivaled by charicatures in movies, you should expect people to make jokes about about it when you end up dying from them. Maybe that's just me.
It's not only about her...
But also her daughter.
I understand everyone deals with this stuff different, and I'm definitely not trying to get into that on MGoBlog.com of all places.
I'm just saying, I'd err on the side of caution for the family. Sure we can talk about Whitney's issues...but making fun of her IMO could be extremely offensive to those who truly cared for, loved, and tried to help the woman.
Is Whitney's daughter going to know that someone on MGoBlog is making fun of his mother's death? Probably not. Would she care if she did know? IMO, that's not for me to speculate on.
If it were me personally, I'd be very upset/offended if people made fun of my mother's death...drugs or perfect angel.
So that's all I was saying, maybe the day of the death might not be the time (and again, I don't know when is - if ever)...but just spewing my thoughts. I respect everyone's opinion. This isn't the place to argue death, politics, etc. But sometimes it's interesting to see how people think. In a weird way I think it's pretty cool that some people get truly offended and others are like "F-it! I hope my family laughs and cracks jokes when I go!" The differences in people make this world pretty damn special.
When I die, I want the jokes to start IMMEDIATELY and I'd be disappointed if they didn't. I want people to wear jerk suits to my funeral. I want to have clowns, monkeys, and a bouncy castle.
And I apologize Aretha. I really do.
It was just a question of time before this sad event would occur. She was on a collision course with the grim reaper for at least the last 15 years.
Drugs and alcohol for your entire life leads to an early grave.
I was just saying that to someone here - it was the Giants-Bills Super Bowl in Tampa - the best Super Bowl National Anthem rendition ever.
Whatever her problems, and they were obviously serious, this is a very significant passing. To put it in perspective for those maybe too young enough to know, she was as big a star as there was in the early 90s, especially as an African-American woman.
Kevin Costner failed to do his job...
and then I felt bad.
Drugs claim another one, sad.
I hate it when the demons win. This is a reminder that ANY addiction is potentially fatal.
Even love. Just ask Robert Palmer. Dude knows.
RIP to Whitney Houston. The world loses another legend.
Houston, we have a drug problem. I'm sorry, I know it's too soon.
Very sad, we do end up being our own worst enemies. You can have it all and still self destruct.
No joke intended, Damn! RIP to the greatest voice of my generation.
She was one of the few that transcended the race and genre boundaries. So sad to see someone go from music royalty to this. RIP indeed. This still gives me the chills.
That performance is the greatest of all time. Period.
Should this be on the blog? Everyone rushes to post any news? Leave celeb gossip to TMZ
Normally I don't support celeb posts of any kind, but death is different.
While I feel sympathetic for her family and friends, I don't at all for sympathetic for someone who has had drug addictions for years, and with her money she could afford to get help, not like others who are caught in the vicous cycle. I really don't believe this is blog worthy at all, leave it to the facebooks, twitters, and TMZ's of the world.
We're halfway down this thread and no one has mentioned Stefon Diggs.
Well, problem solved. May we keep discussing now?
Blog worthy or not addiction is an illness. And just like any other illness, it varies in its degree of severity and sometimes paying for even the best treatment doesn't guarantee a recovery. Addiction is one of those mental illnesses that is very hard to understand and often sympathize over when seeing it and/or hearing about it from an outside perspective. RIP Whitney.
...addiction rarely is rarely just a matter of applying money and will power. Some folks never have a chance.
Yes it should. I would have not known until three days later otherwise.
There have been several major national/world news events that I found out about on this site.
And you took time and effort to reply. I don't get these elitist posters who feel the need to criticize threads they're not interested in. Don't click on a topic that doesnt interest you, and if you find yourself disinterested after a click..click back out of it. Fairly simple.
As for this topic, people typically vent when stuff like this happens..get off your high horse.
RIP Whitney. Damn sad when it turns out this way...and sad for her daughter.
She was tragic in every sense of the word. She was beautiful and had that ridiculous voice, and she becaume world-famous for it. And despite all that, she had a train-wreck of a personal life. I can't even imagine how hard it would be to have achieved so much and to fall so far.
I think it's even sadder than Amy Winehouse's passing.
Damn you Bobby.
It's his prerogative
"Whitney's 106 in crack years". Damn fine comment.
Playing her tunes from '85 - ah, those were simpler days.
It's hard to choose a favorite among so many great tracks, but "The Greatest Love of All" is one of the best, most powerful songs ever written about self-preservation, dignity. Its universal message crosses all boundaries and instills one with the hope that it's not too late to better ourselves. Since, Elizabeth, it's impossible in this world we live in to empathize with others, we can always empathize with ourselves. It's an important message, crucial really. And it's beautifully stated on the album.
Did you know that Whitney Houston's debut LP, called simply Whitney Houston had 4 number one singles on it?
You actually listen to Whitney Houston? You own a Whitney Houston CD? More than one?
... too much coke.
Brilliant movie segue... But unfortunately few posters know, or love, American Psycho.
Wow if you actually thought about what you typed, I don't understand how the irony didn't merit a /s
Wrong thread, nothing to see here.
Should be interesting in the least to see what the biggest music awards show does for this. A day before the actual show.
Call up Mariah, Alicia Keys and Adele and pray they can pull something off by tomorrow night.
She was 106 in crack years
Fucking hilarious (in other words, not funny at all, professor dick).
As much as I favor decriminalizing illegal drugs of all types, I oppose the notion that addictive mind-altering drugs are victimless. Whitney had a family and friends and she had us, her public. Her addiction(s) made her lose perspective, then her voice, now her life. She became her own victim and we who loved her are also victims. IT AIN'T RIGHT and it will never be right for Whitney. But what about the next little Whitney, or Michael or Elvis? What about them? Will it ever be right for them? Face it world, the war on drugs has never been a cure for addictive drugs; it's time to try another approach. I'm not sure what the answer is, but it probably will be found in Ann Arbor. It's Michigan, fergodsakes!
It is a shame she died so young....had an amazing voice. I attended a concert of hers and her voice was simply incredible.
I think that there are people who have something in their genetic makeupthat leads to addiction, both for illegal drugs and/or for alcohol, which, for many people is just as dangerous as most pf the illegal drugs out there. You are right, the war on drugs doesn't work.
Hey what was Whitney's biggest hit? Apparently her last one.
So much so that my buckeye wife actually read this blog
Wait a minute......she doesnt do cocaine. She just liked the way it smelled..
Who cares? Joe Pa, Whitney, things happen in 3's you know.
We're all going to feel really silly when the coroner's report comes back and says she died from eating bad shellfish.
The Bodyguard was my favorite movie by her...
Why does everyone who mentions cocaine think they are God's gift to humour? Seriously, a great singer died, don't be an asshole about it. It's not clever and it's not original.
She will always have the best karaoke songs hands down.
i truly feel badly for her family and friends (especially her daughter) but is anyone truly surprised by what happened? she had a long history of substance abuse. i assume she made attempts to rehabilitate herself but was ultimately unsuccessful. i really wonder about the people around her who enabled her to use drugs and looked the other way in order to stay on the gravy train.
on a related note, i feel worse for the family of (author) jeff zaslow who died yesterday in an automobile accident. he was a good man who contributed in the field of literature and lived a clean life. he leaves a wife and three daughters.
My little brother asked me who is Whitney Houston. My reply was that she was the original rihanna. Got beat up by her boyfriend with the last name Brown.
I then explained that she was the most decorated female pop singer of all time. Had a great superbowl moment and killer movie with kevin kostner.