Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wendy On My Mind

I figured I should post something about Wendy O. Williams, having jokingly written about Gone With The Wendy, a hypothetical novel (later movie) in which the singer drives an explosive-laden bus through a "Tara" made of televisions.

I remember reading her obituary, and being struck by the fact that she was a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. I immediately thought of Berke Breathed's Tess Turbo, and the cartoon in which the Joan Jett knockoff was wondering if anyone could possibly know that she was a (as the Wikiwakiwoo quotes) a shy, sensitive, withdrawn young woman who likes Smurf dolls, sad rainy days, and silly, romantic poetry. This consummate show/stuntwoman and artistic gadfly was obviously an extremely intelligent individual, and I am forced to wonder what additional accomplishments she could have had (especially since a bizarre contest for a Connecticut senate seat is taking place now), had she not tragically taken her life.

Who knew that a Metal Priestess could be so fragile?


zombie rotten mcdonald said...

it must also be mentioned that, like George Carlin, she was arrested in Milwaukee for Obscenity.

And subsequently acquitted, of course. The Chief Harold Breier years were a fine preview of teh America in store should the Tea Partiers gain power; further documented in the Violent Femmes song "No Killing", dedicated to said Police Chief.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Youtube yoused to have a great video of Wendy driving a car into an exploding pier on the Hudson.

But it's been taken down.

Somehow W.V. knew: hypermi

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Wendy O was like a prototype version of Bruce Willis, apparently.