Michael Jackson Is A Goner*

TMZ reports that Michael Jackson has died of a heart attack, at the age of a (young) 50. He leaves a confusing legacy, to say the least. His death also steals the thunder of Farrah Fawcett, who also died earlier today (NY Times).

* Their deaths have also sparked a debate here at Dog Blog over the definition of the word 'goner': dead or just doomed? Send us your answers before another celebrity craps out today. Whatever the case, 'goner' works with Jackson, since bits of him were just as dead -- and just as doomed -- as they were yesterday, when he was still mostly alive.

"What's A Schintzle House?"

Being that I am a subscriber (and not a street picker-upper) to prairie dog means that I am usually a few weeks behind on the issues. So I can only beg that you bear with my lateness.

The recent (to me, anyway) reunion of the Extroverts, as covered by the 'dog some weeks past, reminded me of a favourite Facebook group, Regina Old School Punk Rock. I am not a member, as I was a wee child in west-end Toronto during the time this group covers, but I recognize enough faces from the pictures to make it an entertaining read.

There is, however, only one image in the group of Scott Tremblay, and this must be rectified.

You see, though I have been shacked up with Mr. Tremblay for a number of years, and have born his child and all, that one blurry group shot on Facebook is the only image I have ever seen of him between the ages of 15 and 29. So I thought I’d offer a bounty: international candy from Japan, Mexico and France (Woot! TO the junk-foodie’s paradise!) sent to whoever can find and post a clear and ideally quite goofy picture of the aforementioned gentleman.

Farrah Fawcett, R.I.P.

Farrah Fawcett, actor, pin up, and owner of the mother of all hairstyles has died of cancer (NYT).