There are those of us who still cling to the "celebrities die in three" myth because guessing who the third might be in any given triad is an interesting way to pass the time. We were cheated out of our game last week when Ed McMahon's death was followed so closely by Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson checking out within hours of each other.
But things are back on track this week. Gale Storm (is that a heck of a celebrity name, or what?) , the "perky" and "wholesome" star of "My Little Margie" on TV in the 1950s, succumbed at 87. That's a tough one -- for us to have a legitimate threesome, her death had to be followed closely by the death of someone who is a also a minor celebrity. Then we can speculate on the third minor celebrity.
And now we've had the second, because BILLY MAYS DIED! HE WAS A TV PITCHMAN!1 ONLY 50!!!
BUT, WAIT, THERE'S MORE!!!! HE HIT HIS HEAD WHEN A PLANE LANDED ROUGHLY! WAS SHOWN TALKING ABOUT THE LANDING!! WENT HOME AND WENT TO BED, AND HIS WIFE SAID HE "DIDN'T FEEL GOOD!!!"
Sorry. That was a long way to go for a one-joke post and in very bad taste, but I couldn't help myself.