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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Are you on the list?

George Burns used to say, "Every morning when I get up, the first thing I do is read the obituaries. If I am not in it, I have a cup of coffee." Now you can keep tabs on who has checked out (or who is just resting) on the Dead People Server. Make sure you aren't on the list, then enjoy.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Trend Analysis

I happened across this site today, AmIAnnoying.com (Dead Before 40). Although the site includes many lists, this one is a list of people that died before they turned 40. Since I turned 39 on Friday, this seemed appropriate. The premise of the site is to collect votes for how annoying each person is. You will see that murderers and terrorists are generally regarded as more annoying than their victims. What I found interesting was a couple other trends. First, there seem to be more women than men dying in their teens. The opposite is true when you get into the thirties. Next, for such a small percentage of the (famous) population, pro wrestlers seem to die young at an alarming rate (perhaps due to bad habits?). Lastly, I notice that, in most cases, the decedents all died from a violent encounter or self-inflicted abuse. Not a lot of "natural deaths" among the under 40 set.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Fantasy Coffins

In Ghana, Fantasy Coffins are created by craftsmen for the wealthy departed. With enough money, you do not have to be relegated to the usual box shape. Like travel? Spend eternity on board a jumbo jet. I saw one that was made for a gynecologist that was a uterus and ovaries. You can see samples here and here.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Scary as hell

I did a Google image search for the phrase "Scary as Hell" just to see what would come up. I figured I would get some photos of crime scenes, some movie clips, and maybe some random scary images from haunted houses and Halloween. I did get all of these, but the scariest item (showed up several times in various forms) was this photo.

This particular image highlights the gross self-mutilation that a billionaire can indulge. There is no doubt in my mind that this kind of ugly goes to the bone.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Some haunting ideas

Found a great site with lots of high-quality do-it-yourself haunting ideas. Perfect for Halloween or any of the Party with the Dead events. Check them out here.