The world continues to mourn one of the pseudo-masters of eastern spirituality, David Carradine, in our culture’s peculiar way: we are dying to see the Carradine hanging photo. Thai Rath, a local paper, has supposedly published a Carradine death photo, rightfully enraging his family.
(David Carradine in one of his very best pseudo-eastern-spirituality roles,
I got a great chance last night
to contemplate self-destructive behavior up close and personal, which
of course human beings are oddly obsessed with. The only thing we seem
even more obsessed with than self-destructive behavior is…drum
roll…voyeurism into someone else’s self-destructive behavior. Ah,
grasshoppers, when will we learn?