Celebrities get to do cool stuff

After I heard the news of the death of Robin Williams, I heard that Koko the gorilla also heard about it and that she was sad as most of America was.

You remember Koko right? Hanabiko “Koko” is a female gorilla who, according to Francine “Penny” Patterson, her long-term trainer, is able to understand more than 1,000 signs based on American Sign Language, and understand approximately 2,000 words of spoken English.

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The Gorilla Foundation released a statement saying that “On Monday, Aug. 11, the day news broke of Williams’ passing, Koko and Penny and Ron (Drs. Patterson and Cohn) were together when phone calls started coming in about the sad event. After the first call, Koko came to Dr. Patterson with an inquiring look on her face. Dr. Patterson explained that “we have lost a dear friend, Robin Williams.” Koko was quiet and looked very thoughtful.” The statement also explained that in 2001, Robin Williams was invited to meet Koko at The Gorilla Foundation in northern California and that Robin Williams and Koko became very special friends.

Here is a video of their meeting:

(or you can watch the video here on YouTube.)

This got me to thinking… Celebrities get to do cool stuff us normal people do not get to do. Their status allows them this opportunity. Some of it is for security reasons. I remember hearing about Michael Jackson being escorted in the back entrence to ride Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland and I actually saw Alice Cooper escorted the back way into Calico Mine Train at Knott’s Berry Farm while the rest of us stood in line. There would be no way Michael Jackson, or Disnyland, would survive with him wandering around the park like I do.

Then there are stories like the one of Robin Williams meeting Koko. If I wanted to meet Koko? Yeah good luck with that right? Unless… I had a ton of cash. I know someone who recently threw the first pitch at the Las Vegas 51s baseball game. I asked him how he got that opportunity and he said it may have something to do with the large check they were donating.

Or if you are someone like Justin Bieber and have tons of cash you can have sex with the top hookers in Brazil. But in all fairness to Justin Bieber this article explains why Justin Bieber has no choice but to bang $500 per hour hookers.

There are countless stories of this kind of thing where celebrities get to do cool stuff us ‘normal-every-day-Joes’ are not able to.

I understand that when celebrities are photographed or stories are published about them doing cool stuff, it sells tickets or ad space ultimately as us normal folk want to read about their exploits as we wish to do the same. Like when Paris Hilton recently DJd at a popular club in Las Vegas a lot of people were talking. And that builds more attention. It seems she is going to be DJ at Hyde dance club at Bellagio in Las Vegas on New Years Eve this year which is over four months away as I write this and tickets are already no longer available. Gee, I wonder how much Bellagio is paying her?

I am sure Robin Williams was allowed to meet with Koko to bring attention to the preservation, protection and well-being of gorillas and other great apes through interspecies communication research and education. Still it was a cool thing to do I will never get the chance to. On the other hand I get to do a lot of things celebrities will never be able to like enjoy a quite meal or go shopping without being photographed or chased by the paparazzi.

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So I guess it is an OK trade off.

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77 thoughts on “Celebrities get to do cool stuff

  1. Troy, I found this post from my Load of BS blog. What a sad day it was when Robin Williams died.

    As for Justin Bieber, maybe he should wait until he found someone he could be intimate with instead of getting his rocks off whenever he felt like it. Seems to me like prostitutes are all he deserves.

    Women should be so much more than a source of gratification.
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  3. I do acknowledge that anyone who has experiences with depression and other emotional illnesses would have a MUCH more emotional response to the death of Robin Williams. And how could they not. But I really appreciate how it should just stay in the “isn’t this so sad” department and hopefully can translate into that deeper and more “real” discussion about depression, suicide and all the other aspects to that experience
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  5. protection and well-being of gorillas and alternative nice apes through interspecific communication analysis and education. Still it absolutely was a cool issue to try to to i will be able to ne’er get the possibility to. On the opposite hand i buy to try to to plenty of things celebrities can ne’er be able to like relish a quite meal or window shop while not
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    • Yeah, the news hit us pretty hard at my shop. I grew up listening to his albums and watching his tv shows. Depression is no joke and if you or anyone you know suffers from depression, or anything, please promise me you will seek help for you or them?
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  6. Extremely entertaining and fascinating website. Much thanks to you for sharing such an astonishing and enlightening post. I truly appreciated understanding it. Continue sharing

  7. Wow! Amazing… I was heard about this incident but can’t believe about KOKO. Again remarkable article. It means animal also show their emotion to human as specially for Robin Williams. Everything is possible in this world. Love your way of writing. 🙂

  8. Hi!!
    Death of Robin Williams was one of the most shocking news. I really wonder how intelligent Koko is. Government should try to take steps to the preservation, protection and well-being of gorillas. Great article with heart touching video. Thanks for inspiring people to do positive and cool work. keep sharing..
    Regards
    Adam Bennett

  9. Really feel bad when i heard that story about her.However a Weird Fact: Koko is a “talking” gorilla who understands more than 1,000 words in American Sign Language and 2,000 words in spoken English.

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