“…hell yeah, I’d do it again.”

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Is it too much to ask of our culture for us to pay attention to the passing of people who played a pivotal role in our history?

Instead of the  focusing on the death of Paul Tibbets, the fourth estate decided that the passing of Robert Goulet and Porter Wagoner were more worthy of the news hole.

For those of you who don’t live in Nashville, Wagoner’s funeral was carried LIVE on one of the local stations.  This is a man whose greatest contribution to posterity is the discovery of Dolly Parton.  Which is like saying you discovered, say, gravity or the Pacific Ocean.

Meanwhile, Paul Tibbets dropped the first atomic weapon on Hiroshima.  The case could suitably be made that it was the defining moment of the 20th Century.  That may not be important to some.  It’s not like he sang Jingle Bells (Batman Smells), or anything.

What I liked best about Tibbets was the utter lack of regret.  The man did his job and never lost any sleep over it.

That sort of clarity of purpose is worth remembering.

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4 Responses to ““…hell yeah, I’d do it again.””

  1. Music City Bloggers » Blog Archive » In Memoriam Says:

    […] the way that only he can, Sarcastro pays tribute to a recently-deceased historical figure. nstead of the focusing on the death of Paul Tibbets, the […]

  2. bridgett Says:

    I clicked over here hoping you were going to commemorate the passing of The Fabulous Moolah…

    There’s someone worth remembering.

  3. Sarcastro Says:

    I didn’t even know she was sick!

  4. bridgett Says:

    She wasn’t sick. She went in for a shoulder surgery and came out dead.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/06/sports/06moolah.htm

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