I loved Bea Arthur. She gave us tall, raspy-voiced, goofy, dry humored girls a good name. She could do deadpan like no one else, and she was my favorite Golden Girl. OK, they were all my favorite, really. But if I had to order them from favorite to least favorite, it would go:
Sophia’s gone. And now Dorothy. I was sad to hear of Bea’s passing over the weekend. And to cancer! I’m not sure if anyone’s paying attention, but the world is getting its choice of pandemics lately. HIV/AIDS, cancer, bird flu, swine flu – the lists go on. I don’t even want to ask what’s next because I’m not sure I could handle the answer. The world is overpopulated. I get it. Please don’t kill us off, OK?
It’s not really a tribute, but here are a few funny Bea Arthur gems I’d found in my search over the weekend. Enjoy! (**WARNING: Some of it is a bit racy, eg. language**)