by Gabe Berman – the author of Live Like a Fruit Fly

Wham! Bam Thank You Ma’am. 

George Michael – 53 years old.

Carrie Fisher – 60 years old.

What could be more tragic?

Maybe the 18,000 children who die from starvation on this planet of ours.


No, daily.

Eighteen thousand. Kids. Dead. From not eating enough.


Day after day after day after day after day after day…

And we don’t hear a single squeak about it, do we?

That’s six 9/11’s. Everyday.

But just keep giving us our football and our name brands and our “lock her up”, and we’ll continue to keep our compassion reserved only for the rich and famous and friends and family.

So, what should we do about this?

I have no idea.

I just do what I can, when I can.

But I can assure you of two things:

1. If the majority of the world’s leaders wanted to end world hunger, it would be over before the rooster crows. I mean, c’mon – we put a man on the moon in 1969 for Christ’s sake. With less computing power than my goddamn iPhone. Trust me, we can figure this out. Today. If we only wanted to.

2. Electing a hate-group endorsed, silver spooned, self serving, elitist to lead the free world will not help a single soul who’s currently experiencing complete cellular failure due to malnutrition – i.e. starving to fucking death.

Thank god for you dear reader.

Thank god for you.

– gb

“Vote Republican,” said Jesus Never.


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5 thoughts on “Wham! Bam Thank You Ma’am. 

  1. Awesome! Thank you for being raw!
    Life = Equality
    Our children need a better marketing firm…

  2. April H. on said:

    Although I feel like it’s human nature to mourn the life of someone who was widely celebrated, I do deeply agree that we should focus more of those lives that have not had the chance to impact others. To be honest, I knew child hunger was a major concern, but I was shocked to see it was that high! Thank you for bring this to my attention. Spending time mourning an actress pales in comparison to the fact that in our country there are thousand of children dying of hunger.

  3. Yes, why don’t we hear more about Children starving in poor countries? Whenever people ask me what I want for my birthday or christmas, I tell them to donate to a charity the money they would of spent on me. I also donate to Oxfam unwrapped, save the children, British red cross,unicef, relief aid, American aid, etc. Yes famous people have passed on recently, why do we get to hear more about them? When there is people struggling in poor countries.

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