Are you ever surprised when a famous person dies, because, as you say to your friend sitting on the couch next to you, "I thought he was dead already." That happened to me when country singer Johnny Paycheck passed away earlier this year. I seriously thought he'd died years ago. Maybe I was mixing him up with Waylon Jennings.
Well, there was a related reaction around blogland this week when it was reported that Judge Robert Bork had been received into the Catholic Church. "I thought he was already Catholic.." we said.