Monday, June 29, 2009

Melissa Turner here, for being sad when a celeb dies

It's been a weird week for famous people, y'all. And while I've always been a sucker for a dead pop culture icon (RIP MJ! Don't stop till you get enough, man!) one death is hitting me kinda, unexpectedly, hard.

That's right. Mr. Kaboom hisownself, Billy Mays.

While I've never been a fan of his (or his obnoxiously loud voice) I've been watching his reality show, Pitchmen, and it's given me a new respect for his craft.

The show has given me a glimpse at a more human side of the Oxy Clean guy, but I guess that was part of the point. Not only did he perform in the commercials, he and his buddy Antony Sullivan (or, Sully as he's known on the show) actually worked with the inventors on how to best market their products.

His was a unique brand of showmanship, and I'm just sad that I didn't find these gems until today:





I just about split my side on that second one. Laying low in a motel room FTW!



REST IN PEACE, BILLY MAYS. OUR WORLD IS BETTER PLACE BECAUSE YOU YELLED AT US.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

I didn't even know he had a TV show until I was watching the news today. Loved the videos!