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Friday, April 30, 2010

Dead Famous!

Brian is singing at people on the phone. Horatio is moonwalking as he sweeps up broken perfume bottles. Icarus has developed a close relationship with a laboratory monkey. If I didn't know better, I'd say that Michael Jackson had visited the Delavigne Corporation today!

What? He did visit? No way!

Only joking. I saw everything – or almost.

I was hiding in the stationery cupboard when Michael came by. I'm terrified of clowns and zombies, and a dead Michael Jackson walking the corridors seemed to combine the scariest elements of both. But I really appreciate him coming to help us – what a kind yet terrifying man.

I think it would be fantastic to return the favour to Michael and his other zombie friends. I'd love to help a famous dead historical person do something better. For example: Martin Luther King wrote some pretty inspiring speeches about human rights, but did he know how to make double-sided photocopies or even a good cup of tea? I think not.

Which famous historical dead person would you like to help and why? What skill do you have that would be valuable to someone like Mozart, Shakespeare or Johnny Hallyday?

If you're not feeling inspired, then just tell me what you think of Michael Jackson. How could he have made your job more musical?

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12 Comments:

Anonymous Delphine said...

Hello,

I love Michael Jackson, the king of the pop music. He will stay a legend like others big men. I have had a tee-shirt with his face ;-) at eleventh years old (joke). Thriller...Moonwalking are now in the memory all over the world. So happy Friday today !
thank you very much.
Delphine

April 30, 2010 at 8:45 AM  
Anonymous Jicé said...

Hi everyone!
I voted for Icarus because I think Al Capone was not a bad sort at heart. Just a little bit touchy. I know he was “trigger-happy” when he felt thwarted in his plans but he was not a bad guy. Ok, he had to watch his step with the police and had words with the Internal Revenue but it was just a misunderstanding.
Actually, he was lacking in good staff. He just needed a man who could have been both a chartered accountant and a tax expert. It’s why I thought that Icarus could be this man. “The right man in the right place”. Let’s just hope that Icarus’s mother won’t intervene...
JC

April 30, 2010 at 8:54 AM  
Anonymous François said...

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April 30, 2010 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger Hannah Benedict said...

I'd love to meet up with some dead redheads and give them tips on how to be red and proud! I'm sure that Eric the Red would have slain fewer people if he'd been at one with his gingerdom.

I also think Bruno and Horatio could teach Yves Saint-Laurent a thing or two about the art of perfume-making. And Donna is such a good listener that Marilyn Monroe/Jeff Buckley/Kurt Cobain/Alexander McQueen would probably still be alive today if they'd met her.

April 30, 2010 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger Brian Jones said...

Thanks Michael. You're the king of booking rooms. Ever since you taught me the 'book me a room' song, I've been booking rooms in various hotels all over the world. I just can't stop booking rooms!

April 30, 2010 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger Hannah Benedict said...

(Off topic: Brian, I've just noticed how much wider my shoulders are than yours!)

April 30, 2010 at 6:20 PM  
Anonymous Jicé said...

Hello Hannah !
Could you explain what does "Gingerdom" means exactly, please? I didn't find this word in my dictionary...

P.S. Since you are talking about Y. St Laurent, I seize the opportunity to recommend you a fantastic exhibition. If you ever come in Paris one day, just rush to the “Petit Palais”. Hundreds of styles are exhibited. It’s purely and simply splendid.
Jicé

April 30, 2010 at 6:32 PM  
Blogger Hannah Benedict said...

Hi Jicé,

'Gingerdom' isn't a real word, which explains why you can't find it in your dictionary! I made it up. In my head, it means 'the state of having ginger/red hair'.

Thanks for the YSL exhibition recommendation! My work with Delavigne does sometimes take me to Paris, so I'll try to check it out some time soon!

April 30, 2010 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Brian Jones said...

I'm a big fan of YSL - I have 32 of his blouses, and Hannah is wearing one of his shoulder-padded suits.
I'd love to see his exhibition, but Paris is such a long way a way from San Francisco!

April 30, 2010 at 6:43 PM  
Anonymous Jicé said...

How silly of me! I didn’t suspect anything! I'm blushing to the roots of my hair, but thank you Hannah...
JC

April 30, 2010 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Edward Moon said...

Sorry to interrupt your little chat, but this is a serious blog post. Let's have a little less about clothes and gingers, and more about... what ever I was talking about originally.

April 30, 2010 at 7:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a good point. As you mentioned Mozart: I think he would have rendered mankind a great service, had he done more sports and hadn't he quaffed so much and drunk more clear water instead of wine. He could have lived at least to fifty and bequeathed mankind more of his marvellous music.

Health care insurance hadn't been invented yet back then - hence it was all the more crucial to look after one's health ;-)
But, alas, aerobics and walking weren't invented either.

May 14, 2010 at 8:02 PM  

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