Larry Bird Johnson Dies?
Was I the only complete idiot that glanced over the “Lady Bird Johnson Dies” headline and thought for a fleeting moment that Larry Bird and Magic Johnson had died yesterday? Man, that was a close one. How cool would that be though? One of the two greatest rivals in basketball history die on the same day, a la Thomas Jefferson and John Adams dying within hours of each other on the 4th of July exactly 50 years to the day after they “gave birth” to this great country. Okay, a Bird/Johnson death would not quite be as big of a headline as a Jefferson/Adams death (outside of Boston), but a distant second I’m sure.
At any rate, I was shocked to find out she had died mostly because it was news to me that she was still alive in the first place. Rest in peace Larry… err, I mean Lady Bird Johnson. You were a good woman. Oh, and good luck finding LBJ or JFK up there.