Gobbsmacked…

 

No respect.

After coming in from watching the eclipse this morning, I was saddened to read the news of Robin Gibb’s passing. I was never a big fan of the Bee Gees but anyone alive in the late 70’s would need to have at least a couple of their songs included in the soundtrack of their life. Since hearing the news of his illness/coma a couple weeks ago, I was rooting for him to recover. However it appears that his time is now. Peace to his family and to all who loved him.

I say that I was saddened to read of his passing (which is true), but I was also simultaneously amused and annoyed. It seems that MSNBC in their haste to make news, couldn’t manage to avoid botching the announcement by reporting that Robin “Gobb” had died. I imagine the announcement was entered by someone born in the 80’s or 90’s. I can’t imagine anyone else getting this wrong. Yes, I know that “o” sits right next to “i” on the keyboard but Robin Gibb was part of one of the biggest selling groups of all time. This is not the time for either ignorance or typos. I say they should replace whoever was in charge of this before we hear of the passing of “Ringo Staff”.

I mean, I expect to feel sadness at the appropriate times and MSNBC made me chuckle when I should have been wistful. Very confusing…

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One Response to Gobbsmacked…

  1. old nod says:

    had to go find one of my old favorites…’edge of the universe’ and listen to it a couple of times after I heard… man those guys could sing…

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