What Will You Be Remembered For

What Will YOU Be Remembered For? – February 28, 2006

I was having a conversation with a friend the other day about Dick Cheney’s hunting accident. In itself, the incident is nothing special and the media is fixated on it for no reason (oh wait, they’re not fixated anymore). Anyways, I told my friend about what somebody said about the guy Cheney shot (wish I could remember where I heard/saw it, it’s driving me nuts): this is what he will be remembered for. His obituary title will not be, “Loving father and dedicated crusader of justice dies at ??” but “The man Dick Cheney shot in a ‘hunting accident’ dies at ??”. I in turn brought up the point that Al Michaels will be remembered for being traded for a cartoon character in his obituary. Wait…maybe I stole this verbatim from a radio show I heard. I can’t even tell anymore, but it’s a poignant reminder of the society we live it… you will be remembered for the most media-frenzied event connected to you…

“I think it’s time to do something about the media. They’ve gotten out of hand.” “Sir it’s the media. They want an interview right now.” “Ok.”

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