Tuesday, June 30, 2009

«Billy Mays, Goodnight Sweet Prince»

Billy MaysIt's only fitting that Michael Jackson only gets the equivalent of a footnote in a post about the Marf Machine, yet Billy Mays gets two dedicated posts after he dies. Billy Mays seems to have had more impact on the internet, for some reason.

That's right, if you haven't heard by now, Billy Mays died on June 28th, 2009. He's the iconic, most annoying television pitchman. I first saw him doing a commercial for OxiClean years ago. Every commercial he's did sense he just kept yelling louder and louder.

billy mays gangsta remix

But wait! There's more!

He even recently started his own television show on Discovery Channel: Pitchmen. (Heh, the Wikipedia article is locked down so it can't be changed due to vandalism.)

Ctrl+Alt+Del pumped out a comic about him in the same day that he died:
Hi! Billy Mays here for Heaven! The great beyond got you down?! Want to put the 'life' back in 'after-life?!' Then you need Billy Mays! / But wait, there's more! As an added bonus, you'll receive Billy Mays' trademark charisma, yours to enjoy for as long as you like! That's not one, not two, but three eternities worth of awesome, yours free if you act now! / We'll miss you, Billy!

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Well, damn. With Vince falling out of favor because of his hooker-beating incident, and Billy Mays now dead, there's going to be an odd void left in the field of annoying television pitchmen...


  1. Apparently he was also in a plane accident the day before. Here are his last tweets:

    * “Just had a close call in Tampa. The tires blew out upon landing.” Stuck in the plane on the runway. You can always count of US Air.” – 12:01 PM, June 27th

    * “Getting ready to fly back to Tampa from Philly. Monday is the big day (Hip replacement No. 3). Keep you posted.” – 7:40 AM, June 27th

    * “Just got done with the Tonight Show. Had a great time. The episode airs tonight.” – 7:21 PM, June 23rd.

    And this from one of my new favorite sites.

    Personally, I still want some of the epoxy putty. That stuff looks awesome.

  2. It's a shame there won't be any new content for remixes anymore. The gangsta remix video was my favorite. It'll just have to be his old stuff.

  3. Sad that he died but funny comic.

  4. I think he died of a nervous breakdown. It's obvious how.


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