People cry over Heath Ledger, they look sad, they feel sad. They act as if this is some kind of horrible thing. The same with Chris Benoit, Eddie Gurero, Chris Farley, Nirvana guy, River Phoenix, etc etc... It's been maybe two days and Heath is still in the news. It IS a loss that he died. It IS sad...But a mother and four children under 9 just died in a house fire and the news skipped over it as if it was a "cat in a tree" story. How is one death more important than another? Why is it that it is okay to milk the death of a celebrity, but when honorable just people that effect people on a more down to earth way, when they die....we just turn that cheek and say "sucks for you, man." For instance, one of our fellow posters had made a comment about possibly losing his family and yet all people seem to truly care about is Heath Ledger. Actors, athletes and musicians do effect people and make you feel emotions, but so could a small child from africa or china if you adopted them and gave them a chance. But there are those who sit there eating a cheeseburger crying over a man they never met. Is this a double standard? A contradiction? Hypocrisy? It's like people stopped dying in the middle east let's have america focus on a guy who isn't even THAT famous. This didn't happen when the guy from Drowning Pool died. I loved that song "Bodies", a lot of people did. Some people bought the CD. It's the theme to Rambo, so obviously people recognize the song.. At work, at school, on the news....people are saying Heath Ledger as if he's the pope. Yet when he was chosen to play the Joker, I knew people that called him "The guy from that movie with the gay cowboys..." What about fathers, mothers, babies, grandparents...you..me? If a poster died..would anyone care?