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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

"Can you ever just be -whelmed?"

Posted By on Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 2:09 PM

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Yeah, yeah, I know this isn't TMZ, but I still can't help but post something in response to the news of Heath Ledger's death. I realize things like this happen every day, and that in fact, it's not even the first passing recognized on Solid State this week, but for some reason I feel especially sad about this particular news.

It has a lot to do with the bizarre circumstances and the fact that he has a young daughter, of course. But I also think it's because Ledger is the first of the celebrities my friends and I had crushes on in high school, to die.

"Well, sure, except for Chris Farley," my roommate Erin corrected me.

In all seriousness though, Heath Ledger once earned a spot on my bedroom wall, as well as the bedroom walls of thousands of other teenage girls, when he serenaded his high school bet/crush in 1999's 10 Things I Hate About You.

I watched my video copy so often the tape wore thin.

And then I grew my hair out long like Julia Stiles so my own Heath would sing me an invitation to prom.

And so, as a somewhat cheesy tribute to a very talented actor, here is the musical scene from one of my favorite movies for your viewing pleasure:

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