Thursday, February 08, 2007

More than Anna Nicole Smith is slipping away from us!

It was interesting listening to Wolfe Blitzer discussing the (now) late Vickie Lynn Hogan's silicon breast implants this afternoon on CNN. (Ah, that would be Anna Nicole Smith to those of us not familiar with her real name--or breasts.)

Smith in recent months claimed a major portion of cable network channel's news with the birth of her daughter, father unknown, who lost her brother three days after her birth. Anna's newborn is now motherless as well.

But did you hear about the pipe bombs found in a Los Angeles aqueduct that supplies water to millions of people in Southern California that were discovered near a valve when the water level was lowered? Probably not.

While Smith's death at age 39 was sudden and unexpected, it was nice to absorb all the attention she so richly deserves now being heaped on her in the news. Among her accolades were those of Hugh Hefner who said, "I am very saddened to learn about Anna Nicole's passing. She was a dear friend who meant a great deal to the Playboy family and to me personally," leaving us to only imagine the source of Hef's fondness for Anna.

Others who will miss Smith, besides her new born daughter, of course, will include members of the mainstream media who found her a valuable distraction from real news and certain people in congress who insert little known provisions into laws passed late at night as we sleep. Provisions like the Patriot Act's reauthorization last year that changed the existing law to allow the attorney general (in this case, Alberto Gonzales) to appoint replacement U.S. Attorneys for an indefinite period of time whenever vacancies occur (as are now being forced upon unsuspecting government appointees by the Bush administration).

Condolences to the Smith family. With her loss, the layer between fluff and real news just got a little shallower, just like that L.A. aqueduct with the pipe bombs you likely won't hear about on the news.

(Note: Dada would like to lay to rest all rumors that Anna Nicole Smith will be laid to rest in Silicon Valley--just not true!)

6 comments:

border explorer said...

Let's all join in a chorus of "Down in the (Silicon) Valley...the Valley so low..late in the evening...hear the pipes blow."

Thanks for another insightful commentary.

dada said...

(Ahem), I can't think of a more appropriate song to sing B.E., and thanks for the kind words.

And while I'm here, I'd like to take a second to squelch wild and cruel rumors I have caught wind of just before noon today that are flying about this side of town:

That is, despite all the gossip and innuendo, I will not be joining the growing list of names that includes Prince Frederick von Anhalt, Howard K. Stern, Larry Birkhead, and others who claim to have sired Anna Nicole's daughter, Dannielynn.

Just wanted to try to end the speculation before it hits CNN's wires. ~Da

D.K. Raed said...

hah, you're not off the hook yet! a simple DNA test will confirm the dada. afterall, she was a texas gal, wasn't she? nice attempt to try & distract us with pipe bomb news. while I resent so much TV coverage (it's starting to resemble aruba), I do think the ANS (or VLH) phenom was just a symptom of the extreme society we inhabit. And anyone who could "perform" for her late husband has gained my admiration, or sympathy, whichever way that whole thing worked, or didn't work, or whatever. ~~ D.K.

D.K. Raed said...

hah, you're not off the hook yet! a simple DNA test will confirm the dada. afterall, she was a texas gal, wasn't she? nice attempt to try & distract us with pipe bomb news. while I resent so much TV coverage (it's starting to resemble aruba), I do think the ANS (or VLH) phenom was just a symptom of the extreme society we inhabit. And anyone who could "perform" for her late husband has gained my admiration, or sympathy, whichever way that whole thing worked, or didn't work, or whatever. ~~ D.K.

D.K. Raed said...

!!!!??? perhaps the twining of my comment was Blogger's way of paying tribute to Anna's outstanding twin virtues? Gah! ~~ D.K.

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