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    Quote Originally Posted by Raspberry gashes View Post
    I don't really see whats wrong with it...? But I am usually way off with my thinking so don't mind me
    I don't either.
    Best Buy has enough money they don't have to "cash in" on anyone. I think maybe they did it as a tribute to him, not to make money off him. He is a name in most households but it's not like a legend dying.

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    ^^^
    i believe it was the australians that are calling him a hero.
    i think the trend started in the US after 9-11 but has now spread to most of the english-speaking world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsDark View Post
    What's weird is I TiVo'd "Candy" off one of the movie channels (I have the HBO's and Showtime channels) a week BEFORE he checked out but hadn't gotten around to watching it yet! I'm saving it for this weekend.
    Lucky!
    I can't find it anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetie View Post
    I don't either.
    Best Buy has enough money they don't have to "cash in" on anyone. I think maybe they did it as a tribute to him, not to make money off him. He is a name in most households but it's not like a legend dying.
    That's kind of what I thought too. I can believe that it simply makes it easier for the people working that area of the store too. Gawd knows they're busy enough. It's more convenient for the customers looking for his films and the others who need general assistance if the store workers are freed up from having to usher people around to various sections in the movie area where this or that Heath Ledger film can be found a million times a day.

    My guess is that several people had already come in asking for his films.

    Best Buy is such a huge company it's not like they're hurting for business or so desperate to move videos and DVD's that I see profit as the reason for putting up a makeshift Heath Ledger section on a table or endcap. I truly think it's more about convenience for the customers and the store.
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    Wait, Ledger's a hero now? What heroic deeds did he accomplish? Did he cure cancer when I wasn't looking? Did he save the planet from a meteor? Did he stop the Hoover dam from bursting?
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    RE: the 'hero' tag

    I cringed today when I heard someone on the radio describe what has happened in France (A rogue trader lost business lots of money) as a 'disaster'

    I'm sorry but a disaster involves loss of life, not loss of money. But I suppose that's the fucked up world we live in now.

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    Well in financial terms, it's a disaster
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    yeah but..money is money. It comes and goes. It's different with human beans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IheartParis View Post
    For some reason, I don't have a problem with it.
    Maybe because you understand that people will probably go searching for those movies anyway, and that by acknowledging his career and death, the store will look more thoughtful, human.
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    I think it's great that they are focussing on his work.
    It is all after all his legacy ( and his daughter of course) and his great work is something that they can't take away from his memory.
    It's a lot less ghoulish than all the tabloid shit about his personal life.IMO

    Besides, all the profits from these movies goes to little Matilda eventually.
    So it's all good.

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    I don't have too much of a problem with it. It's tacky yes. But what's happening, I'm sure is people are going in there and wanting all of Heath's films, or they're wanting to flesh out their collections with what they don't have with him in it. It makes sense to have all of their inventory with him in it in the one place.

    An actor people love dies, some people go out and get every film he or she was in. Sure, the main motive might be profit, part of it might be convenience for the staff and customers, also as Dixie said, it might make the store look a bit more human.
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    I have a brother who is/was like that with Chris Farley .. though to be fair, he loved him before he died../.
    Kill him.
    Kill her.
    Kill It.
    Kill everything... that IS the solution!
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    If Blowhan dies, you dont think a collection of her movies wont be strung together by someone at Circuit City? So we can remember how she used to be? I dont know if Heath committed sucide or not but I doubt he was just looking for a "good nights rest" because damn it, how many pills do u need to take for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sojiita View Post
    Maybe I am just jaded?

    *That should be a blog or website name. 'Just Jaded'
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    Close enough

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    That makes me sick. I am so not over Heath's passing, as i'm sure a lot of other people aren't either,--it hasn't even been a month!--and these asses are trying to cash in on his tragic death.
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