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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Lyrical Death

TEEN ANGEL (written by Mark Dinning) That fateful night the car was stalled upon the railroad track I pulled you out and we were safe but you went running back Teen angel, can you hear me Teen angel, can you see me Are you somewhere up above And I am still your own true love What was it you were... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Suicide Watch

James Whale, British film director ("Frankenstein", "Bride of Frankenstein"; Whale's life was the basis for the film "Gods and Monsters"), on May 29, 1957: drowned himself in his swimming pool. Clara Blandick, stage and screen actress (played Auntie Em in "The Wizard of Oz"), on April 15, 1962: tied... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Working Stiffs

DEATH BY THE NUMBERS (2004 U.S. death statistics) 112,000 = the (approximate) number of people who die at work every day. 7 = the number of valets killed in car crashes while on the job. 16 = the number of businessmen (or women) whose power lunches were cut short after they choked to death. 23 = the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Grizzly Man (movie review)

"I believe the common character of the universe is not harmony, but hostility, chaos and murder." ~ Werner Herzog, director & narrator of "Grizzly Man" Wildlife conservationalist and amateur grizzly bear expert Timothy Treadwell, the focus of the new documentary "Grizzly Man", spent thirteen summers... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

The Gashlycrumb Tinies

Now, I initially planned to post my very thoughtful (not to mention, insightful ) review of a brilliant new film I saw last night. (And, I will tomorrow.) However, a complication has arisen. For, you see, my mother does not agree ( apparently ) with the conclusion I drew from the film. (Despite the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Odd Ends

AESCHYLUS - Greek dramatist - age 69 (525 BC-456 BC) Sicily -- Ironically, Aeschylus couldn't have died in a more dramatic (or unusual fashion). In Sicily on business, he was felled by a "falling turtle". An eagle soaring high above, mistook the playwright's pointy bald head for a jagged rock, and... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Thrill Kills

APRIL 2004, Lipetsk, Russia -- A 42-year-old "Dare Devil" known as "The Immortal" (because he had withstood 10,000-volts of electricity during a previous stunt), dropped dead shortly after drinking anti-freeze. A handful of journalists were even on hand to document this "tremendous feat of... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Haunted Hollywood

This is the first of what will be (yet another) recurring series of columns. As in the previous instances, these seemingly nonsensical departures have been devised solely for the purpose of keeping death from growing stale... in what will almost assuredly prove to be a futile attempt. With that... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Pet Cemetery

Some of you have probably heard me mention how proud I am of my "children", a couple times in passing. Thus, I figured I'd share a few "family photos" with all of you. Oh, and, if you suffer from arachnophobia (or any other "insect phobias", for that matter)... you probably don't want to scroll down... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Cruel And Unusual Punishments

So begins a recurring series of columns on ghastly tortures and horrific methods of execution... that you can carry out yourself... at home! Sack Death (Rome, "The Dark Ages") The specific offenses that lead to this rather bizarre punishment being carried out remain somewhat unclear. (After all, it... Sign in to see full entry.

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