Re: McDonalds Hails Cleveland Hero Charles Ramsey On Twitter (15 minutes of fame well deserved!)
posted at 5/9/2013 4:10 PM EDT
In response to Robin39's comment:
The term "Rock Star" for someone who is famous, talented or heroic always makes me laugh.
Bomber #2 gets his picture and story on page 1 of the Sunday NYT.
I would rather see someone like Charles Ramsey on the front page of the NYT!
Charles Ramsey is a rock star!!!
ETA: He took a chance of getting arrested for B&E, to help a woman in distress.
Or even worse, he could have been confronted by the homeowner.
They referred to Obama as a sort of Rock Star....not a proper comparison. Ramsey doesn't fit that description either.
Generally Rock Stars are people with musical talent. Many of them are as far from sainthood and would not be put in the category of "angel." Rock Stars tend to be more along the lines of "anti-heros."
We love our Rock Stars , and I'm one of Rock's biggest fans. I love the music, many of the famous Rock Stars were not very respectable people, they became Rock musicians because they didn't want to work, were rebelious, and many were just plain irresponsible.
John Lennon , Eric Clapton, Iggy Pop all were addicted to heroin at some point. The exploits of the members of Led Zeppelin during their height of popularity are legendary in magnitude of debauchery and sleeziness.
Being a hero in real life and being a hero on stage with a guitar is a totally different thing.
As I said, the guy did a good thing, he isn't ready to unseat the Pope just yet.