So sometimes I troll the web looking for famous people who have IBD. I figure, hey, if Beth Orton can kick ass and make records, I can take my pills and drink a little extra tea to stay awake.
Mike McCready I knew from A.’s astounding LP/CD collections and the CCFA commercial.
Alfred, King of Wessex? Lived to age fifty and known as the “Scholar King” or, when he was feeling a bit knotty in the guts, “Alfred the Great.” Subject of this film.
There seem to be a lot of politicians or politically-connected people with IBD…we just heard about Tony Snow a while ago, and of course JFK (the universal acronym president) suffered from colitis among other things. While I like discussing politics and politicians, preferably with some quality beer at hand so the opinions can be as free-flying as possible, I’ve no desire to enter the field.
On the whole, I have a little more respect for some of the famous IBD-sufferers.
But sometimes, like the Dwarves of Moria, we dig a little too deep.
I’ve heard plenty about Neal, and Jebbers, and our dear dear Georgie W. But where’s Marvin?
I guess Wikipedia will have to do. They don’t seem to know much either. CCFA has the support of Barbara and some details about his condition. Me, I’m shocked to learn about the existence of yet another Bush, and that my speculations about “conspiracy theories” suddenly include him.