It doesn’t matter what decade you come from – growing up is a challenge. As young boys we were lectured by every commercial, pop song, teacher, each telling us the most important lesson in life – it’s time to be a man.
We read coming-of-age novels until I was Holden Caulfield and you were Brian Robeson. When that didn’t work, we turned to music and learned that we “gotta have faith”, despite the fact that “every rose has its thorns.”
[pullquote quote=”I’ve been everywhere from soaring with the eagles to slithering with the snakes.” credit=”Macho Man”]
And too many people continued to tell us who and what to be. And we tried desperately to find the way to these fantasy lands undiscovered. And we were lost in a sea of reactionaries.
Luckily, as a child of the 80’s, we had a secret weapon: television. It was our guide, mentor, reporter, but most importantly, our teleporter.
And on our journey, there was no better captain than Macho Man Randy Savage.
May 20, 2011
“Macho Man Randy Savage, one of the greatest wrestlers of all-time, died today in a car accident in Tampa, Florida… the wrestling legend suffered a heart attack while he was behind the wheel around 10 AM … and lost control of his vehicle.
Savage was driving his 2009 Jeep Wrangler when he veered across a concrete median … through oncoming traffic … and “collided head-on with a tree.”
Savage was transported to Largo Medical center, where he died from his injuries.
Savage’s wife, Lynn, survived the collision with “minor injuries.” Cops say alcohol was NOT a factor. Randy and Lynn were both wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.