Frontier Former Editor

May 6, 2007

In threes . . . .

Filed under: dead pool, Uncategorized — Frontier Former Editor @ 1:53 am

The old saw about celebrity deaths coming in threes seems to have proven itself again.

I still remember the occasional Don Ho special on television as I was growing up, and over the years I remember him as a cross between a Micronesian Perry Como and the last monarch of Hawaii.

Tommy Newsome and I both share something in common besides the ability to appear dull as dirt – we both attended Old Dominion University. He was a music major. I was a grad student in history. Goes to show you what’s more marketable.

And Wally Schirra. The summer of 1969, I still remember my dad getting one in an endless string of Apollo paper models from the local Gulf service station and many others as we drove to my grandparents to celebrate my birthday and, the day before, watching the first moon landing. And I still remember Schirra as one of the commentators as the family hung around the television set.

Time flies . . .



  1. I can see my reservoir of popular culture must have sprung a leak.


    Comment by nursemyra — May 6, 2007 @ 7:19 am

  2. What nursemyra said. You make no mention of Terry Major-Ball.

    Comment by Vicus Scurra — May 6, 2007 @ 8:27 am

  3. So which celebrities died? Besides Don Ho…I really should raise a MaiTai or ten in remembrance.

    Comment by raincoaster — May 8, 2007 @ 2:17 am

  4. I feel strangely, ghoulishly smug . . . . . .

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — May 8, 2007 @ 2:19 am

  5. hate to say it but it kind of suits you 🙂

    Comment by nursemyra — May 8, 2007 @ 8:09 am

  6. What, you killed them???

    Comment by raincoaster — May 9, 2007 @ 12:36 pm

  7. It’s weird how we gauge time by celbrity deaths..wait until some of the old Rockers stop droppin’ like flies…then it is going to hit the fan!

    Comment by homo escapeons — May 10, 2007 @ 5:14 am

  8. OK Fronty… you need to start a poll here. Who are the next two evangelical blowhards to follow Jerry Falwell?

    Comment by Kelly — May 15, 2007 @ 7:45 pm

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