The world is still shocked and saddened by the sudden death of famed actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Last night, we even had a couple of trivia teams honor him with their team names. They were:
Phillip See-No-More Hoffman"I Had A Bad Weekend" starring Peyton Manning and Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Have I told you that TLO Trivia Night is a very crude and vulgar event and not for the easily offended?
Say what you want about the insensitivity of those team names, but at least they weren't insulting. Check out the News 9 article about the actor's death:
'Twister' Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead At Age 46
According to CBS News, actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman died Sunday at the age of 46.
Hoffman was found dead in his apartment with a syringe in his arm, according to reports. The cause of death is believed to be a drug overdose but no official report has been made...
The actor played the character Dustin Davis in the 1996 film Twister, with parts based and filmed in Oklahoma. Hoffman was an Academy Award winner and a three-time Tony Award nominee.
Yep, they went with "Twister actor" in the headline. Take your hand, open it, and now jam your palm directly into your face. Good job.
Anyway, here are a couple of reasons why News 9 did their best to tarnish PSH's legacy:
1. We're ignorant Oklahomans who are only able to associate Philip Seymour Hoffman's work with shitty movies that are set in our home state. You see, we're not cultured enough to appreciate his brilliant work in any other film or stage production.
2. It's never too early to hype the severe weather.