Monday, August 10, 2009

If It's Summer It Must Be Time For A Patrick McDermott Sighting


I think at this point most people probably don't even remember who Patrick McDermott was and they probably care even less whether he is found or not. Unfortunately for us we don't make television and so once a year in the summer we have to have a Patrick McDermott sighting. Last year it was Dateline who generated a bunch of publicity so we would watch their show about him and this year it is probably some network somewhere in the world who is trying to get summer viewers to watch their program.

For those who don't remember, Patrick was the lover of Olivia Newton John when he disappeared on a fishing trip. He owed child support to his ex-wife and really that is about it. There really wasn't much reason for him to go missing unless he was tired of hearing Hopelessly Devoted To You being sung every day by Olivia.

Anyway, logically everyone thinks he was killed at sea back in 2005. The conspiracy theorists have him alive and well and living in Mexico where he has been spotted about 16 times since 2005. He works as a waiter at a fishing resort. Well, back in April investigators say they received a fax from Mexico from a person who was faxing it on behalf of Patrick. Sure, because everyone knows you need a 3rd party to fax something.

The fax basically says that Patrick wants to be left alone and to stop looking for him and that he just wants to live in peace. Well, he can't live in peace because then television shows can't make money and tabloids can't sell extra copies. It doesn't matter if none of this makes any sense because the only thing that matters is trying to keep us interested enough once a year to buy something or watch something. Next year I think they should have him involved in a shootout with a Mexican drug cartel. That would be cool. (Thanks Rebecca)

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL@hopelessly Devoted

MontanaMarriott said...

Awww I used to love me some Olivia

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Lisa (original) said...

I saw that Dateline show. I think that I decided to side with the scenario of Patrick falling off the boat. Didn't know or care who he was then, and STILL don't.

califblondy said...

I saw Dateline too and it was like most of 'em... in the end they had nothing. The private investigator NBC hired was all talk.

If he's really chillin' in Mexico, why not send the Dog, Beth, and the boys? They know how to drag somebody outta Mex.

AnonMom said...

That sucks for Olivia, though. I'm so glad she's moved on, but can you imagine going through that? Your boyfried disappearing just like that???

Guttersnipey said...

It always skeeves me out when a couple has the same haircut.

sunnyside1213 said...

On postsecret.com there was a post card from someone who claimed they were thought lost in 9/11. It's not impossible that he just wants to be left alone.

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Sporky said...

If he and Olivia have made peace, I say leave him alone.

califblondy said...

Who wouldn't want to run off to a Mexican beach where we could forget our responsibilities and let people think we're dead? Oh ya, because some of us pay our bills. The guy has a kid and creditors he ran out on. If he owed me a ton of child support I'd be trying to find him too.

I just didn't see Olivia too torn up about this. She may have been happy to be rid of the rat.

121007 said...

sunnyside i love postsecret and i loved that postcard, it caused so much great debate on the community. frank rocks !

Judi said...

I hope that his future adult child or children find and beat his ass for wanting to be "left alone." Deadbeat.

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