Sunday, June 28, 2009

Another Superstar Dead at 50

Last night I was up late watching TV. I was annoyed with myself because I needed to get to sleep, yet I was fascinated with the stupid show I was watching.
Then Billy Mays and his ear rupturing voice came on an ad and I clicked off the TV and went to bed.

Now he's dead.

I feel a little guilty that I clicked him off mid-pitch.
So here's some haiku in eulogy to Billy Mays.

He sold OxyClean
But I never used the stuff
Who needs to smell ox?

Why, oh why, oh why
Couldn't death have come to claim
That dork Shamwow guy?

Billy Mays was straight
But the gay boys loved that beast
He was their big bear


Lulu Maude said...

Billy Mays died?? Where do you learn these things?

bigsis said...

I liked your haiku Zip. Even though his voice irked the hell out of me, I feel bad that this guy was just trying to make a buck.

Of course the airline started building its defense immediately, "He wasn't wearing his seatbelt."

HelenWheels said...

I had no idea he died, how sad. How did he die? He was annoying but always seemed so genuinely enthusiastic that he didn't bug me all that much.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

A most fitting tribute.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I'm stealing that photo of him and putting it on Facebook.

nonnie9999 said...

poor billy. he was just an ordinary guy who got lucky. well, until yesterday. he didn't do anything to make himself tabloid fodder. he just sold crap. i feel worse for his family than i do for the jacksons. the mays have already shown more class. joe jackson will turn the death of his son into some huge mystery so he can continue to move merchandise in the future. too bad for joe that billy won't be around to hawk the goods for him on tv.

Fran said...

Oh Billy Mays was annoying. So it's hard not to say something snarky like....

Pitchman Bought it

I am sorry for his loss/family.

But I'm still going to share this parody.

apologies in advance to anyone who is offended.

Karen Zipdrive said...

He died with an enlarged heart and I heard something about a pulmonary embolism.