Post by Joseph Joestar on Aug 12, 2014 9:33:46 GMT -5
I'm gonna get shit for this, but a lot of his best work was done when he was addicted to cocaine, and he kind of lost something after he kicked the habit.
That being said I feel terrible about his death and feel bad for him because of the depression aspect; sometimes it feels like you're playing Russian Roulette, and you're pulling the trigger each time you get out of bed.
Lauren Bacall's just died too. She was 89, so at least it seems it was a nicer way to go than Robin Williams ("Robin Williams just died" is not something I ever expected to hear anytime soon, especially not "by committing suicide"). The one thing that always boggles my mind for some reason is that Bacall, co-star and ex-wife of Humphrey Bogart, in movies like Key Largo and The Big Sleep, later on in her life works with director Lars von Trier... twice. When you live long enough to be able to transition between two complete polar opposites of cinema like that, that's the kind of interesting results you get. If the "death comes in threes" myth is true, the next day will probably be another big name.
Post by Woody Alien on Aug 22, 2014 8:16:34 GMT -5
One thing that upset me is the big number of people who on the social networks said that Williams was "an idiot" or something like it because he had a great career, lovely family, money, fame and still wanted to kill himself. I know this is internet and people can, and will, be insensitive, but still.
Henry Rollins is a douchebag, but he is not an idiot. Dude is intelligent as fuck, and makes a lot of great points about many things, but he is fully absorbed in himself and that kind of takes away from a lot of the points that he tries to make.
As for people talking shit about people who commit suicide: Yes it is not an intelligent action to take, but I can guarantee that anyone who says anything like that has never experienced true depression and can not comprehend just how severely it can distort one's perceived reality.