Monday, 20 October 2008

Janis Levy: Back from the dead

The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living.

Damien Hirst illustrated this idea by suspending a rotting tiger shark in a tank full of formaldehyde.

But is Hirst right? Well, I bet Janis Levy doesn’t think so. Because the ex-model for Cadbury’s flake had the chance to read her own obituary after the press inadvertently reported that she had passed away at the age of 40!

Janis Levy
The confusion arose after fellow ex-Cadbury Flake model Marilyn Crossley died shortly after being diagnosed with liver cancer.

As for bloggers, they have little need to be preserved in formaldehyde if they seek immortality. Because, instead, they gain the chance to “live on forever” through their blogs, chunks of the world wide web that will presumably never be deleted (would Blogger ever do such a thing?), and which offer them a way of attaining a permanent legacy, something in the past that only the rich and famous could hope to attain.

We shall live on forever. Well at least in the internet…


Livingsword said...


Well will Blogger/Google be what it is 10-20-50-100 years from now? How many people even read fantastic classic literature from 50-100 + years ago? Of course as my blogs are not fantastic classic literature I am probably safe… :)