• John B Whalen Jr Esq •

Category: Philadelphia Ps – Mental Capacity (Page 1 of 2)

Jeremy Spoke

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Jeremy spoke in class today

Jeremy Spoke – Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam
1990 – Present
American Rock Band

Jeremy Spoke – Pearl Jam – Background

“Jeremy” is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam, with lyrics written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and music written by bassist Jeff Ament.

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The 1993 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 2, 1993, honoring the best music videos from June 16, 1992, to June 15, 1993.

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The night’s biggest winner was Pearl Jam.

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Pearl Jam’s video for “Jeremy” earned four awards that night.

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One of the awards included Video of the Year.

Jeremy Spoke – Pearl Jam – Note

“Jeremy” [ … ] takes its main inspiration from a newspaper article about a 15-year-old boy named Jeremy Wade Delle from Richardson, Texas who shot himself in front of his English classmates on the morning of January 8, 1991.

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In a 2009 interview, [Eddie] Vedder said that he felt “the need to take that small article and make something of it—to give that action, to give it reaction, to give it more importance.”

I Don’t Like Mondays

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“I Don’t Like Mondays”

“I Don’t Like Mondays”
Released 1979
The Boomtown Rats (Sir Bob Geldof)

“I Don’t Like Mondays” – Background

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According to Geldof, he wrote the song after reading a telex report at Georgia State University’s campus radio station, WRAS, on the shooting spree of 16-year-old Brenda Ann Spencer, who fired at children in a school playground at Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego, California, on 29 January 1979, killing two adults and injuring eight children and one police officer.

Spencer showed no remorse for her crime; her full explanation for her actions was “I don’t like Mondays.

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As of June 2018, Brenda Ann Spencer remains in prison and is housed at the California Institution for Women in Chino.

Indifference

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On Indifference – Bio

Robin McLaurin Williams
July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014
American actor and comedian.

On Indifference – Robin Williams – Tributes

Robin Williams’ death was instant global news. The entertainment world, friends, and fans responded to his death through social and other media outlets.

His wife, Susan Schneider, said: “I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken.”

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His daughter Zelda Williams responded to his death by stating that the “world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence”.

U.S. President Barack Obama said of Williams: “He was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien – but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit.”

On Indifference – Robin Williams – “Patch Adams”

What’s wrong with death sir?

What are we so mortally afraid of?

Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity and decency and, god forbid, maybe even humour.

Death is not the enemy gentlemen.

If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all.

Indifference.

Your Table Is Ready

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Death is nature’s way of saying ‘Your Table is Ready’

Robin McLaurin Williams
Born July 21, 1951 – Died August 11, 2014
American stand-up comedian and actor

“Your Table Is Ready” – Awards

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Williams won the 1997 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as teacher Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting. He also received two Emmy Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five Grammy Awards throughout his career.

On August 11, 2014, Williams committed suicide by hanging at his home in Paradise Cay, California.

His wife attributed his suicide to his struggle with Lewy body dementia.

Vincent

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starry starry night

Vincent van Gogh – Bio

Vincent van Gogh
Born March 30, 1853 – Died July 29, 1890
Dutch Post-Impressionist Painter

Vincent van Gogh – Note

Don McLean wrote the lyrics in 1971 after reading a book about the life of the Vincent van Gogh.

“Vincent” describes different paintings done by the artist, and clearly demonstrates a deep-seated admiration for not only the work of van Gogh, but also for the man himself.

It is also known by its opening line, “Starry Starry Night”, a reference to van Gogh’s painting “The Starry Night.”

There are also references to van Gogh’s sanity and his suicide.

Vincent van Gogh – “Vincent”

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Throughout his life, van Gogh was plagued with mental disorders, particularly depression. He “suffered for [his] sanity” and eventually “took [his] life as lovers often do.”

The following year, the song became the number one hit in the U.K. and No. 12 in the U.S.

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