Pamela Geller Lashes Out: 'The Little Green Shew'

First As Tragedy, Then As Farce7/23/2011 3:26:06 pm PDT

re: #126 ralphieboy

If you haven’t developed a sense of your own physical limits and overcome the delusion that you are not mortal by age 27 then you will not get much further…

Modern neuroscience holds that human cognitive development isn’t complete until around age 26, and that physiological ‘remodeling’ happens all through life. If you look at the most famous members of the “27 club” - Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Kurt Cobain - one thing they all have in common is heavy drug and/or alcohol use, and though I don’t think there’s much evidence of it in the case of Janis and Jimi, the other three certainly exhibited serious depression which was certainly not helped by pumping themselves full of booze, heroin, and LSD. I don’t know much of anything about Amy Winehouse, but I suspect she fits the pattern.

I think for those people it didn’t have much to do with feeling immortal. People are generally not heavy drug users because they’re happy.

This is, of course, just blathering speculation on my part.

I am not a big Amy Winehouse fan, and certainly not all great talents die prematurely, but if the pattern persists I think it’s safe to say Kanye West will be with us well into his 90s.