Saturday, 11 July 2009

Heath Ledger, Pam's, Lam's and Mine's

"Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine." It states definitively: "We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescription medications."
Soon we will hear the bizarre and frightening toxocology results for Michael Jackson. Perhaps we (global society in general) should consider a few options:
1. Throw our arms in the air and quit trying to figure out addictions. Is it just human nature?
2. Arrest Doctor's for perscribing so many drugs to one human.
3. Give scientists enough cash to discover the addiction gene so we know who is at risk.
4. Educate our children about perscription drug abuse as well as pot, cocaine and meth.
5. Take away an individual's rights entirely if they are 'on' too many drugs and commit them.
6. Slap the drug companies with 'automatic closure' if they continue to sell drugs based on greed.
7. Stay away from Pam's, Lam's and Mine's.
The top photo was taken yesterday at the Wax Museum in Niagara Falls. This was the 'most crowded' place here in the last few days. I suppose people were thinking of Heath and thinking of Michael and thinking of the whole darn seemingly uncontrollable situation of drug use. This insane figure of Heath was in a window facing the street. People just stood there in silence; contemplation - starring at Heath - his waxy life flashing in everyone's hearts and minds. So sad. So terrifying.

1 comment:

Jackie said...

WOW, I wouldn't have known that was a sculpture if you hadn't told me! There are some cheesy ones out there, but this one is GREAT!

As for the drugs - they scare me. I've been on some heavy-duty pain meds (due to surgery), but I have a fear of addiction so weaned myself off of them as quickly as possible. While you would have to assume that these people would have enough sense to not take such a cocktail, I think that fingers should be pointed at their doctors as well; they can't take the drugs if they don't have them - and these doctors put them in their hands. WHY would a doctor hand over prescriptions for so many different medications? It doesn't make sense to me, but I'm afraid that in these situations (Heath and MJ) money talks. Their celebrity status gave them a sense of entitlement, and the doctors were only too happy to oblige.