Thursday, February 08, 2007

Why the surprise?

Here's a conversation I overheard numerous times today:

"Anna Nicole's dead!"

"What!? Dead dead?"

"Yeah, she died this afternoon."

I'm going be looked upon as cold and heartless here (I know because I've gotten funny looks twice already for saying this), but why are any of us surprised? If you had ever seen her reality TV show once, or any of her numerous interviews, you had to know this woman dealt with life by copiously numbing herself with drugs. Her young death is sad, but it can't be surprising. The writing has been on the wall with her for a long time. What would be a surprise is if it wasn't the drugs that killed her.

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