Former ‘Saturday Night Live’ (SNL) writer Joe Bodolai was found dead Monday afternoon in a cheap Los Angeles hotel room, and police have thus far ruled the death to be suicide after finding a bottle of Gatorade and a bottle of anti-freeze close to his body.
Bodolai, 63, wrote for SNL from 1981 to 1982 and co-wrote the first draft of the 1992 comedy “Wayne’s World” with Mike Meyers. Bodolai also enjoyed a lucrative career as a producer for the Canadian sketch comedy show “Kids in the Hall” as well as for “Comics,” a stand-up comedy venue for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
According to an article in the Daily Mail, “Three days before his body was discovered… Bodolai laid out his life story, his regrets and his successes in a lengthy post on his blog…”
The article goes on to say that in addition to admitting to a long bout with alcoholism, Bodolai also expressed “an inability to cope with the doom-and-gloom vision of the future he saw for the coming year, including war with Iran and fascism and martial law in America.”
A variety of news outlets have covered the story; including TMZ, the Huffington Post and the Wall Street Journal. Only the Mail has touched on the conspiratorial aspects of Bodolai’s final post, but none have mentioned that Bodolai also had strong words against the state of Israel, made it clear that he did not buy the government’s version of 9-11, and was a fan of Mike Rivero’s “What Really Happened.com” (One of the few links he provides on his blog)
In a December 23 post on his blog “Say It Ain’t So, Joe,” Bodolai has a piece titled “If This Were Your Last Day Alive What Would You Do?”
Under the heading “Things I Think Will Happen Next Year” he writes, “More wars for Israel, our rulers. Probably Syria soon.”
Bodolai follows that up with another prediction: “War with Iran (!) for Israel may trigger WW3 conflict with Russia.”
Among some of Bodolai’s other predictions:
- Depression greater than that of the 30’S
- Martial Law in the USA, first probably in Louisiana
- Americans will go along with this, but resisters will be FEMA camped.
- America the one I loved, the one my dad fought for on Omaha Beach on D-DAY, the man who helped take out the machine guns on the cliff, won’t be alive to see young men wearing uniforms and BE the enemy he fought.
- Fascism will be America. It already is. Simple definition: When government rules over corporations, that’s socialism. When corporations use government that, my friends, is fascism.
- Foreign troops may likely be used in popular insurrections.
Under the heading “Stuff I Would Like To Have Seen In My Lifetime” Bodolai lists (among others):
- Truth about 9-11. THREE buildings went down that day. Building 7 wasn’t even hit.
- Truth about the JFK murder
- USA not being Israel’s puppet bully
In an earlier post titled “Seeing World Events Through Celebrity Tweets” Bodolai critiques a “tweet” that Lindsay Lohan made after the recent regime change in Egypt. Lohan writes, “Congratulations to the people of Egypt. Your voices were heard and you proved that peaceful demonstrations are possible and effective …. x… And I pray Egypt maintains it’s treaty with Israel and sets the trend for its neighbors to create peace with Israel and the entire region.”
Bodolai’s response to that was, “I guess she has something in common with Israel: theft! (necklaces, Gaza, West Bank… that kind of stuff. Oh, and one of them has nuclear weapons, also stolen. Think Congress minds?) If this seems like a non-sequitur to you, I can’t think of Egypt today without thinking of Israel. And our “experts” (the not-hot people on news channels) applaud the Egyptian military for taking Lindsay’s advice. They will “honor” the treaty. Plus ca change….”
It may be too soon to cry “foul play” in the death of Bodolai. But it isn’t too soon to speculate that his career may have been cut short after his politically incorrect views on Israel caught the attention of some sensitive Hollywood power broker(s).
Bodolai definitely knew what was going on and what was likely to occur in the near future. He was obviously quite concerned about the direction this world was headed, but perhaps lacked the moral support and emotional strength needed to weather the horrific storm he saw coming. That’s the easy answer.
Unfortunately, answers don’t come easy, and Bodolai may have grown tired of waiting for them. That’s why all of us must continue to seek those answers—for Bodolai—and all of those like him who find their worlds too broken to fix.
Rest in peace, Mr. Bodolai. We are your family, and you will be greatly missed.