Geek God Joss Whedon is no stranger to death. Whether it’s Marvel’s The Avengers or Buffy the Vampire Slayer, death (and killing off his characters) is always a recurring element of the “Whedonverse.”
Recently, Whedon delivered the commencement speech for Wesleyan University. The message he had for recent grads was, “You’re all going to die.”
Whedon expanded on this point by discussing the contradiction between the desires of one’s body versus their mind:
[Y]ou are at your physical peak. Your bodies have just gotten off the ski slope at the peak of growth and potential! And now comes the black diamond mogul run to the grave.
And the weird thing is… your body wants to die. On a cellular level that’s what it wants. And that’s—probably?—not what you want. I’m confronted by a great deal of grand and worthy ambition from this student body. You want to be politicians, social workers, you want to be artists. Your body’s ambition? Mulch. Your body wants to make some babies and then go in the ground and fertilize things. That’s it!
Andy Cohen Names Brian Frons "Jackhole of the Week" During Susan Lucci's Appearance on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live!By Jamey Giddens on May 03, 2012
If I hadn't already been a big fan of Bravo's Andy Cohen, tonight's installment of his talk show Watch What Happens Live definitely would have done the trick! Cohen had The Avengers star Mark Ruffalo and soap goddess Susan Lucci on as guests.
During the chatfest, Cohen shared his memory of writing Lucci a letter when he was 19. Shocker of shockers, the All My Children legend actually went to lunch with her fanboy and continued to run into him over the years, as he climbed his way to the top of the television heap. Speaking of TV execs, Cohen won the love of soap fans worldwide when he named Brian Frons "Jackhole of the Week," due to the former ABC Daytime chief's decision to cancel All My Children. Awesomeness!
Want to find out more about Cohen's love for Lucci and All My Children? Pick up a copy of his new memoir, Most Talkative: Stories From The Frontlines of Pop Culture. Watch a clip from the soapgasmic episode of WWHL below!