Wednesday, July 01, 2009

You Can't Take It With You (And By "It" I Mean Your AMEX Card)

I swear, I might as well just make a sticky celebrity death template and fill in the blanks every day. This is getting ridiculous.

Oscar-winner Karl Malden is the latest to leave us. I loved him in A Streetcar Named Desire, and he seemed like an all-around cool guy. But we can't be too sad. Dying peacefully at 97 is about the closest you can get to winning this game we call Life.

And I wasn't sad...until I saw this recent picture (on the left). Doesn't Karl with a K look just like Carl with a C from Up? If I think about that movie for more than 2 minutes, tears just automatically start streaming down my face.


The Vegetable Assassin said...

OOH look at that, first on a PopEye post. It's like winning Wimbledon or winning the marathon, only with sarcasm.

I think Karl is like everyone's kindly old granddad only richer. I like him! Even if I didn't know he was in "On the Waterfront".

PS Screw you hippy.

BeckEye said...

Wow, no one's ever called me a hippy before. I feel so...I don't know, man. I feel like smoking a bowl and listening to Strawberry Alarm Clock.

Shelly said...

Wow, dying peacefully at 97 is awesome. That is EXACTLY how I want to go.

Knot said...

The last few weeks has punctuated something for us. We all die.

words...words...words... said...

First it was a table at Spago, then a foreign baby, now it's death. Celebrities are such joiners.

Dr Zibbs said...

Poor, poor Karl.

Char said...

Alas. *Sigh*

They DO look alike!

Cormac Brown said...

Good Lord, this is the first I've heard of this. I'm all Jack-o'd out so I haven't seen TV news or online news since this morning. I couldn't have imagined the worthwhile Kazan movies or "The Streets of San Francisco" without him.

In semi-poor taste, do you wonder if St. Peter did ask him if he left home without it?

SkylersDad said...

By far the classiest of the stars who have left us recently.

cube said...

When it's my time, I want to go like Karl Malden went.

cube said...

Hey, Hippy. Now that's two.

I don't mean it. I'm just saying it to make you do another bong hit ;-)

Gifted Typist said...

well spotted, love both of the Carls, C and K

Cora said...

UP made me bawl like a baby too. In public.

My kid will never forgive me for that.


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