The Dead Celebrity Thread has been too busy this year.  Much too busy.  Way too friggin’ busy.  If I didn’t have to see that thing lit up with new posts for the rest of this year, that’d be perfectly okay with me.  I’m not even going to link to it because I don’t want to encourage you.  If you don’t know where it is, it’s for the better.  But unfortunately, it hasn’t been to hard to find lately.  Be that as it may, though, there’s one name that ain’t going in that goddamned thread today, and not ever as far as I’m concerned: Dennis Fucking Hopper. 

So what exactly is it that I’m going on about?  Just the happy non-news that Mr. Hopper checked out of the hospital today after going in earlier in the week with apparent flu-like symptoms and a stomach ailment.  Just reading this week that he went to the hospital was enough to give me an “oh fuck” moment after the business the celeb caretakers have been doing this year.  While he may be immortal on screen, he’s still a 73-year-old.  Spry 73-year-old, but septuagenarian nonetheless.  Mr. Hopper was in town to promote Season 2 of Crash, but has since had to cancel his planned appearances on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and The Today Show.  Fine by me.  Just as long as he doesn’t check out of his skin anytime soon.  While his symptoms may have ended up being minor, I’m just getting a shout out to Death not to be getting any bright ideas.  You can’t have Dennis Hopper.