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14 May 2016 - 6:16pm

So son's friend's blog about Prince is reposted by former mayor. Crashes server.

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Yup. This is a great local story. Even more awesome, because this young man used to practically live at my house in his teenage years.
He was not happy at home, depressed much of the time, did not do well in school, even though he was bright, and he just wanted to sit
in a corner and read.

He grew up and he is involved in the local comedy scene, where my youngest son is also, but my youngest son mainly hangs out with his younger brother, who was in his grade, as they have been watching the Green Bay Packers together since 7th grade (they are now in their mid 20s).

Justin is my middle son's age, and his love of reading turned into a love of writing, so he started a blog. He turned out to be a quite gifted comedy writer. His blog took off when he was threatened to be sued by voice actor from the Simpsons, Harry Shearer. The story made local newspaper, City Pages:

http://www.citypages.com/arts/justin-coluccis-trashcan-blog-is-hilarious...

Last week, he was once again the target of controversy when this blog post about Prince called, "Traced of this being none of your "f%@&king business found in Prince's system." Former Minneapolis mayor, R.T. Ryback posted a link to the blog on his Facebook, causing over 1.5 million people to flock to Coluchi's blog, The Trashcan, thus crashing the server.

And another article was then posted in City Pages:

http://www.citypages.com/music/traces-of-this-being-none-of-your-fucking...

Many people disagreed with Coluchi and Mr. Ryback, but I must say I am on the "I agree" side of this one, because I do not like exploitation when it comes to anyone's death. We do not know the circumstances or what a specific person had been going through. I know we are all curious, but in the end, I believe it is not my business to "demand answers," and make this a national conversation about "opiate abuse," before we even have autopsy results.

I prefer to learn how the person lived, not concentrate on how he or she died.

Anyway, if you enjoy comedy, check out The Trashcan! Smile

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16 May 2016 - 2:45am
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I read the post and although I think he got lost around about the point he started going on about "Tony Irons", I think he is spot on. I'm not much of a celebrity follower and I don't understand why people worship celebrities and think of them as personal friends or the like. I think it says something about those people more than the celebrity.

The guy was a great artist but he's dead now and people need to move on. Sure it is sad, but no-one is owed an explanation except his grieving family.

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16 May 2016 - 10:07pm
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Yeah, I agree with you completely CL-Ed. And I agree on the ending of with the Tony Irons thing. Not the strongest closing to the blog post.

I thought you might get a kick out of the whole Simpsons thing, too. Smile

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