Category Archives: People Who Died, Died

He’s dead, Jim

S’long, Spock-o.  Thanks.  

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For Mozart on His Birthday

Here’s another dance with a brand new angle It’s the latest thing, and it’s called “The Dangle” Tie a rope ‘round your neck, and stand on a chair Then you kick it away and you’rd dancin’ on air! Do the … Continue reading

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#TrueLove, #FamilyValues, #HomeSchooling

Muafia Bibi, 17, and her husband Sajjad Ahmed, 30, had been married for just over a week when they were killed in an apparent “honour killing” in Satrah village in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province. The couple were allegedly hacked to … Continue reading

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Traded to the Angels

Godspeed, Don Zimmer.  We lost a good one, sports fans. For a few seasons in the minors, Zimmer and Richie Ashburn shared hotel rooms on the road.  Ashburn went on to a splendid major league career mostly with the Phillies, … Continue reading

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Maxwell House

Joy Johnson, who at 86 was the oldest woman to complete Sunday’s New York City Marathon, died on Monday at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan. As the New York Daily News reports, Johnson fell and hit her head on pavement near … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Whale

Or, He’s Dead, Jim.  An engineer who blew up a whale carcass in Oregon using some 20 cases of dynamite has died, but the biggest bang of his career will live forever in YouTube infamy. George Thornton, who was called into … Continue reading

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Sofa King High Standards

A three-year-old US girl has died after a sofa bed she was sleeping on suddenly folded up and trapped her and another young girl inside.   She was pronounced dead at the scene……[Her] 10-year-old sister was also sleeping on the bed … Continue reading

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Now We Know Why They’re Called “Choppers”

A 19-year-old man was killed on Thursday when a remote-controlled model helicopter that he was piloting in a Brooklyn park struck him in the head, the authorities said. The man, Roman Pirozek Jr. of Woodhaven, Queens, had been operating the … Continue reading

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Safe At Home

I’ve got the newspaper before me, still shaking my head in disbelief over the remarks from Juror B37 (or B52 or B9 or B-Still-My-Beating-Heart) about how Trayvon played a big role in his own shooting because he should have walked … Continue reading

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A World Grown One Soul Poorer

Working in non-profit as I do, I meet a lot of truly amazing people.  (I meet a lot of assholes, too, but it’s a better than average ratio.)  Some of these amazing people are members of the clergy.  (So are … Continue reading

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