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Whose death was a good career move?

The more I read about Lincoln & Johnson, the more I’ve come to the conclusion that Lincoln, like his successor, was more interested in restoration of the South than on its reconstruction. So the post-war years wouldn’t have been great for his legacy.

by Anonymousreply 27October 23, 2021 10:09 AM

Michael Jackson

by Anonymousreply 1October 22, 2021 6:19 PM

Diana's death propelled her into sainthood. Prior to it, she was well on her way to being hated.

by Anonymousreply 2October 22, 2021 6:20 PM


by Anonymousreply 3October 22, 2021 6:24 PM

Peter Scolari.

by Anonymousreply 4October 22, 2021 6:31 PM

Edie Sedgwick.

by Anonymousreply 5October 22, 2021 6:36 PM


Her singing ability was gone by the time she died so she just spared herself an additional few decades of drug-fuelled embarrassment.

by Anonymousreply 6October 22, 2021 6:38 PM

JFK--his gross infidelities/drug use would have come out eventually. Thanks to Jackie (with the the media's cooperation), he became a saint and still is---60 years later. Dying relatively young and so publicly/violently, virtually sealed the deal--plus he had charm, intelligence, and that likability factor very few politicians have.

by Anonymousreply 7October 22, 2021 7:00 PM


Had he ever been elected to high office (he never would have done better than US senator, but he might have made it because of the US obsession with celebrity), his gross incompetencies would have been quickly revealed.

by Anonymousreply 8October 22, 2021 7:04 PM

As to JFK, I think the media of his time would’ve kept secret his peccadilloes, but his alleged affair with an East German spy was a different kettle of fish.

by Anonymousreply 9October 22, 2021 7:05 PM

Tell me about it, R8.

by Anonymousreply 10October 22, 2021 7:06 PM

Joan Rivers got out while the getting was good in 2014. A couple more years and she'd have been canceled.

by Anonymousreply 11October 22, 2021 7:06 PM

Jesus H Christ

by Anonymousreply 12October 22, 2021 7:08 PM

Marilyn, of course.

by Anonymousreply 13October 22, 2021 7:09 PM

She'll be forever young.

by Anonymousreply 14October 22, 2021 7:10 PM

Judy’s came a little too late, but better than later.

by Anonymousreply 15October 22, 2021 7:11 PM

James Dean, he never had to appear in Dynasty or the a-team

by Anonymousreply 16October 22, 2021 7:13 PM

OP, you're a trolling cunt who has not read the primary documents (such as they are) related to Lincoln's intentions for Reconstruction. As Lincoln said that if it took a thousand years of war to purge the wrongs done by slavery, it would be God's just Will.

We are left with the result of the disgraceful, inhumane campaign that has been ongoing since the death of Lincoln. Light that with your idiot torch and stuff it as far as it takes for it to go out. Lincoln has nothing to do with how things are now, except, of course, that there remains in some form a United States of America.

Christ, these trolls.

by Anonymousreply 17October 22, 2021 7:13 PM

Cleopatra - she was not going to be paraded in chains in Rome.

by Anonymousreply 18October 22, 2021 7:17 PM

[quote] Peter Scolari.

[quote]] —Tom Hanks


by Anonymousreply 19October 22, 2021 7:18 PM

[quote] OP, you're a trolling cunt

Dial it down, Rageful. No one is in the mood for your petty tantrums.

by Anonymousreply 20October 22, 2021 7:19 PM

All the Nazis that committed suicide.

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by Anonymousreply 21October 22, 2021 7:20 PM

John Lennon

by Anonymousreply 22October 22, 2021 7:22 PM

Biggie and Tupac

by Anonymousreply 23October 22, 2021 7:22 PM

Easy E - it was about time he stopped infecting others with HIV.

by Anonymousreply 24October 22, 2021 7:28 PM

R17, check out The Failed Promise: Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, a new book by Robert S. Levine. But check your meds, first.

by Anonymousreply 25October 22, 2021 7:32 PM

R2 Look at this tweet

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by Anonymousreply 26October 23, 2021 3:22 AM

I am the biggest Nirvana fan of all time.

But Kurt (well, Courtney and Frances actually) lucked out big time by his death. He's now one of the biggest dead celebs in the world. His music is still heard decades after released. He only wrote three albums and sold nearly 100 million albums. Every other kid you see has is wearing a Nirvana shirt.

If he'd stayed alive? He'd be a slightly better respected Eddie Vedder. Here, but not really here.

by Anonymousreply 27October 23, 2021 10:09 AM
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