Don’t Breathe or Die


Celebrities have subjected us to all sorts of annoying trends in the past few years. Who can forget Puffy Diddly Dee and “Vote or Die.”

Now, such luminaries of science as Josh Hartnett, Leonardo Di Caprio, and Orlando Bloom, want us all to stop breathing or die. At least that is what I take from this. They want us to cut our CO2 emissions, which is most readily done by holding our breath.

To be sure, we’ve had a mild winter here in Georgia — at least until about last week when the bottom dropped out. Even so, most of our high temperatures have not reached the levels they were in the thirties. But, because Orlando Bloom said so, we should all stop breathing now.

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  • This is an example of probably the 2nd most significant contributor to my high blood pressure – celebrities who assume that Grammy or Oscar nominations magically impart the necessary credentials required to speak with authority about…well, anything.

    It would be laughable if it weren’t such a problem. We put these people up on their pedestal, so we can only blame ourselves when they forget their place.

    I think Leo DiCaprio said it best in the The Aviator, just after he gave Cate Blanchett the back of his hand:

    “Don’t you ever talk down to me. You are a movie star. Nothing more.”