"Twilight of the greats" is the title of Brian Appleyard's piece in the Sunday Times, which begins:
 was a year in which a certain type of person died — Michelangelo Antonioni, Ingmar Bergman, Norman Mailer, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Jean Baudrillard.
Still, life goes on.
Type Castaways & Shocking Cut-Offs
But be she type Bikini atoll? Not so eagerly looking forward to our cruise at de end of next month; when axe my bootyfull wife, "Speedo?", she plead*, "No!" -Time I stop de typing and start be treadmilling.
*Jamaica no mistake when mon use de island present tense.
Not only that, certain people of a certain type didn't die in 2007.
I'm alive and I'm no type at all.
Didn't people not of a certain type also die in 2007, as they did in 2006 and years preceding, and will do so in 2008, and years following? Or am I missing something?