Gerald, Saddam and James Brown

A little ditty that started the radio game show "Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know?" Saturday on public radio sort of captured the weirdness of the juxtaposition of three prominent deaths that occurred over the first week of Christmas.

If you’d like to hear it, click on this address, scroll down to "Whad’Ya Know? For January 6, 2007," and click on Part 1.

An advance warning: It’s set to the tune of "Abraham, Martin and John." You might find it disturbingly disrespectful –but then, so is death.