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"I'm going to DeathWorld DisneyWorld!"

DisneyWorld's death toll since 1989
posted by rinkjustice on Jun 30, 2006 - 62 comments

How to bury your dead

File this handy Reuters article for future use: How to bury your dead.
posted by spock on Feb 16, 2006 - 46 comments

funny obituary? is that like "jumbo shrimp"?

In lieu of flowers, please send acerbic letters to Republicans.
posted by taumeson on Oct 13, 2005 - 27 comments

Cut

Not another top 50 ! Movie deaths.
posted by johnny7 on Jan 25, 2005 - 40 comments

Cult Leader Buried Alive

Cult leader proves his divinity by being buried alive and resurrecting himself. Except for the resurrecting bit. Good show for trying though
posted by criticalbill on Dec 16, 2004 - 26 comments

Whodunnit?

The Deadly Necklace. The current issue of the New Yorker has a fascinating story about Richard Lancelyn Green, a preeminent Arthur Conan Doyle/Sherlock Holmes scholar who died under mysterious circumstances in March. At the time of his death, Green had been looking into the provinence of an archive of Conan Doyle’s papers [reprint of a NYTimes article], which he believed (perhaps wrongly) had been stolen, and he'd hinted that there had been threats to his life. Soon afterward, he was found garroted by a shoelace in his room. The magazine does not provide the article online, but does offer this Q&A with the author. I cannot recommend it highly enough, but to get you started while you're still at work, here's some more about Green's death from a Holmes message board; a discussion of the curse of Conan Doyle, which holds that Holmes scholars can meet an untimely end; and info on Doyle's belief in the supernatural.
posted by owenville on Dec 9, 2004 - 13 comments

Perpare to die

I'd like my left bollock to go to Julie and my right one to Children in Need. Quoth Davy Saville.
Don't ever die, it's horrible is Øystein Runde's chosen epitaph.
Greg Derrick would like to be disposed of as follows ...chucked in the water float for weeks as my corpse rots. Only to wash up on a beach in the coasta del sol.
I want my Dad barred from my funeral. The mans a cun*... says Mark Reed
mydeath.net is a site which allows people to specify the arrangements after their death. From food and dress code to disposal and famous last words. Read or contribute your own. [Contribution requires quick registration]
posted by kenaman on Apr 30, 2004 - 6 comments

Soylent Green is...me!

A new way to go How would you like to get to the next world: burial, cremation, or alkaline hydrolysis?
posted by gimonca on Jul 30, 2003 - 8 comments

Pat Robertson wishes ill on others

In launching his 21-day "prayer offensive" directed at the Supreme Court, Pat Robertson asks his viewers to help him pray for three justices' death. "One justice is 83-years-old, another has cancer and another has a heart condition. Would it not be possible for God to put it in the minds of these three judges that the time has come to retire?"
posted by mathowie on Jul 15, 2003 - 202 comments

The Dance of Death.

The Dance of Death. Die Totentanz: A German-language site spotlighting, for example, the dance of death in literature, graphic art, music and film. For those, like me, whose German is not so good, this page offers an English-language history of the phenomenon, and the Catholic Encyclopedia has an article too. See also Holbein's Dance-of-Death; Lübeck's Dance-of-Death; and umm, this.
posted by misteraitch on Jul 3, 2003 - 14 comments

Man dies naked

Man exercises personal liberty to ride nearly naked. Within 2 months of the story he dies, likely falling off a cliff, after having been arrested for earlier for a lack of clothes. A tragedy. Who is willing to take his place? [Links from Jester69/#mefi]
posted by shepd on Jun 25, 2003 - 8 comments

Sad Unexplained Death

This is a friend of a friend. Jon and Heidi Connal traveled around the world from June 2001 to Oct 2002. They included all of their experiences in a journal on their website. Jon Andrew Connal ran a marathon almost every month. Then he got sick and started throwing up blood for no apparent reason. The doctor thought it might be some sort of pneumonia. He was a very healthy man but for no apparent reason he suddenly died 3 days later. It's a sad story about wonderful people.
posted by suprfli on Feb 21, 2003 - 3 comments

Timing Is Everything

"In the midst of this conference, Senator Dole called Mack on his cell phone." The Jesica Santillan piece that didn't make CNN. Hehe...I thought that hospital was a bit too eager to accept responsibility for its actions...cheers to Mrs. Dole for stepping in; lets hope Jesica pulls through!
posted by effugas on Feb 20, 2003 - 18 comments

Another child-bakes-in-car story,

Another child-bakes-in-car story, but this one is especially heartbreaking: single mother trying to keep her temp job has no child care for her developmentally disabled daughter and leaves her in the car out of desperation. Every summer there's a rash of these cases, with some eliciting more hatred and disgust than others. What gives -- the general decline of parenting/morals/personal responsibility, or should we get serious about child care in the land of "family values"? (Thanks to Jim Romenesko.)
posted by serafinapekkala on Oct 3, 2002 - 41 comments

Parents charged in death of girl forced to drink water

Parents charged in death of girl forced to drink water - Forcing a 4 year old to consume large amounts of water seems like an odd way to promote family bonding. Death by over watering can happen, but this sounds more like an episode of Law & Order.
posted by MediaMan on Sep 18, 2002 - 20 comments

Friends and family help a dying boy celebrate Halloween a bit early.

Friends and family help a dying boy celebrate Halloween a bit early. His costume? The Grim Reaper.
posted by o2b on Sep 3, 2002 - 39 comments

Abu Nidal is Dead. The Bin Laden of the 70s and 80s. Having read his biography years ago he makes Kyzer Soze childsplay...possible suicide.. yeah, suicide Israeli style. The War On Terror heats up one more terrorist scum dead.
posted by stbalbach on Aug 19, 2002 - 12 comments

THESE PAGES ARE EMBARGOED UNTIL REAGAN'S DEATH.

THESE PAGES ARE EMBARGOED UNTIL REAGAN'S DEATH. Like looking into the future, Scripps Howard News Service has produced a 12 page newspaper insert that serves as a touching tribute to Ronald Reagan. Promise not to read any of it until he's really dead, okay?
posted by mathowie on Apr 20, 2002 - 45 comments

13-year-old girl dies after being hit by puck

13-year-old girl dies after being hit by puck at Blue Jackets' game: A 13-year-old girl died after being hit in the head by a puck that was shot over the glass and caromed off another fan at an NHL game. Brittanie Cecil died Monday night, two days after she was hurt at the game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Calgary Flames, Children's Hospital said. It was believed to be the first death of a fan hit by a puck at an NHL game.
posted by dagny on Mar 19, 2002 - 40 comments

Man dies before boarding an airplane?

Man dies before boarding an airplane? Or did he die in midflight? "Authorities disagree on whether Walsh, who had a history of heart- and kidney-related health problems, died midflight or before he boarded the plane." What really gets me is: how could he get on the airplane if he was already dead? Wouldn't the people helping him onto the plane notice?
posted by Kevin Sanders on Mar 18, 2002 - 13 comments

Hit-and-run victim left for dead -

Hit-and-run victim left for dead - Not your typical hit and run either... this might be the most messed up thing i've heard in awhile. "Maybe we've just redefined inhumanity here."
posted by clang on Mar 7, 2002 - 113 comments

"Those breasts were lethal weapons,"

"Those breasts were lethal weapons," he told reporters. Greene's father, George, won't specify the amount they are suing for, but claims that it isn't about the money. 'Mind-boggling drama,' indeed! (via FC)
posted by scarabic on Jan 27, 2002 - 11 comments

A new Darwin Award Winner?

A new Darwin Award Winner? The county passed an ordinance to stop the proliferation of exotic pets. This guy should have taken the hint.
posted by plaino on Jan 17, 2002 - 9 comments

Who killed John O'Neill?

Who killed John O'Neill? If the lads on the Right have their Vince Foster "mystery" death, the folks on the Left now have their John O'Neill "story."
posted by Postroad on Jan 9, 2002 - 18 comments

African fantasy coffins

African fantasy coffins are produced by the Ga and other tribes of the Ghana coast to confer the status of travel and luxury goods upon the deceased. The coffins themselves are incredibly detailed works of art that range from miniature Mercedes automobiles and cellphones to giant fish and Coke cans. What would you like to be buried in?
posted by MrBaliHai on Dec 29, 2001 - 13 comments

The dying wish of terminally ill 15-year-old has sparked debate

The dying wish of terminally ill 15-year-old has sparked debate over whether it was appropriate that it be granted. His wish: to lose his virginity before he died. His friends arranged for a prostitute to grant his wish outside of hospital grounds earlier this month without the knowledge or consent of his parents. He died last week.
posted by MegoSteve on Dec 22, 2001 - 82 comments

"I felt no spark of creativity...only guilt that I survived to tell the tale." We're all newshounds here, so how about a thought on for the eight journalists that have died bringing us news in Afghanistan?
posted by Kevs on Dec 15, 2001 - 7 comments

Long May You Live, Yeah - But How Long Exactly Will It Be?

Long May You Live, Yeah - But How Long Exactly Will It Be? Today is Dia De Los Muertos and it's high time you found out just how long you'll remain amongst Los Vivos. So go ahead and try North Western Mutual's Longevity Game. And here's an appropriately macabre twist to add to your findings: If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, God forbid, what would you choose as your last meal ?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Nov 1, 2001 - 42 comments

Sometime during the 19th century, a fat woman died and her body changed almost entirely into soap.

Sometime during the 19th century, a fat woman died and her body changed almost entirely into soap. So it seems that people can turn into a soap-like substance after they die, in a process in which fatty tissues turn into adipocere, aka "grave wax" or "corpse cheese". I wonder what else can happen to my body chemically after death.
posted by meep on Sep 28, 2001 - 40 comments

England vs. USA

England vs. USA Over the death penalty. Initially I felt like saying "butt out" but America tends to get involved in other countries when our citizens are in trouble (like that kid in Singapore way back).
posted by owillis on Sep 10, 2001 - 7 comments

MRI machines -- I always knew they were dangerous, though I never imagined how.
posted by dfowler on Jul 31, 2001 - 13 comments

Father forgot boy for two hours in mid-80s heat, San Jose police say.

Father forgot boy for two hours in mid-80s heat, San Jose police say.
posted by christina on Jul 24, 2001 - 43 comments

Beethavean Scottland died last night of head injuries sustained in a boxing last week. Will boxing ever be safe?
posted by dfowler on Jul 3, 2001 - 14 comments

Scientist Says Mind Continues After Brain Dies.

Scientist Says Mind Continues After Brain Dies. This articles raises an interesting new theory on how the mind works, suggesting that perhaps a person's consciousness exists independent of the brain, with the brain acting as a sort of receiver of thoughts. Interesting and scary.
posted by mcsweetie on Jun 29, 2001 - 51 comments

Q: What's the best thing you can do for your career, if you're a musician?
A: Die.
(warning, page designer has used really small fonts)
posted by darukaru on Jun 28, 2001 - 6 comments

Families forgive driver who caused death of children

Families forgive driver who caused death of children Can death-penalty advocates bring themselves to this level of forgiveness? “The parents of four of the five victims of Sunday’s tragedy at Lingwick have asked authorities to withdraw charges filed Monday against Steve Rousseau, 21, the driver of a car that plunged into a quarry.... ‘We forgive Steve Rousseau and we’d like the charges against him lifted. He already feels a great deal of pain over what happened, which was an accident. He’s a little guy who has already been devastated by the burden placed on him. We don’t want to make matters worse,’ says Christian Morin, father of Marie-France. ‘We have no grievance with him.’ ” The Crown will prosecute anyway. (Also second article. All in French.)
posted by joeclark on Jun 12, 2001 - 15 comments

Keanu Reeve's Girlfriend Killed In Car Crash

Keanu Reeve's Girlfriend Killed In Car Crash - Jennifer Maria Syme, 29, died on Monday after her Cherokee hit several parked cars and turned over. A police report said two anti-depressant prescription drugs were found inside the vehicle along with two rolled up dollar notes with traces of a white substance inside them . . . Prescription cocaine? When can I see her doctor?
posted by radio_mookie on Apr 5, 2001 - 14 comments

Dead bodies exhibition to come to Britain

Dead bodies exhibition to come to Britain
is it just me, or is this really sick?
posted by bwg on Apr 2, 2001 - 13 comments

Just two months after the Sydney teenager Jessica Michalik was crushed to death in the mosh pit at a Limp Bizkit concert, the American rock/rap band is promoting an Internet game in which concert-goers try to avoid a violent death. More
posted by murray_kester on Mar 31, 2001 - 6 comments

Missing man found, then found dead.

Missing man found, then found dead.
posted by crunchland on Mar 21, 2001 - 4 comments

A Real Momma's Boy...

A Real Momma's Boy... Sometimes, it's just hard to let go...
posted by bradth27 on Mar 19, 2001 - 2 comments

Three months after Chris Kempa was struck and killed by a truck, the city of Livonia, Mich., has ordered his family and friends to stop memorializing him at the site (from Kempa.Com, run by his older brother Adam).
posted by rcade on Feb 25, 2001 - 22 comments

Yeah, sorry another bloody Salon story but wait, this one's different:
Salon outlives its predicted date with Death by more than a week!
Of course it might have something to do with the erroneous data that they lodged with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Watch this space! When a company runs out of money something has to happen.
posted by lagado on Jan 23, 2001 - 10 comments

Mother of serial killer an AIDS worker, dies.

Mother of serial killer an AIDS worker, dies. "While throwing herself into her work with AIDS patients, Flint was never able to shake the memories of her son's crimes and his death."
posted by Neale on Dec 1, 2000 - 1 comment

Has Christopher Kempa really passed away?

Has Christopher Kempa really passed away? If so, I will certainly miss one of the best blogs around.
posted by metacomet28 on Nov 29, 2000 - 3 comments

A fitting if not weird way to go.

A fitting if not weird way to go.
posted by skallas on Sep 15, 2000 - 3 comments

They're dead. They're all dead.

They're dead. They're all dead. Buf if the rear section has been flooded with high pressure water, and if the British mini-sub latches on and opens the hatch, the mini-sub will instantly fill with water and the entire crew of the mini-sub will die. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Now I hope they can't latch on.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Aug 19, 2000 - 20 comments

What

What a horrible way to go...
posted by meaning on May 26, 2000 - 3 comments

Does everyone know about the Darwin Awards? (These are the awards given to people who most improve the human race... by departing early...)

The most commonly cited one is the story of the guy who mounted a rocket on his Chevy Impala, and flew it into a canyon wall... well, as with most good stories, it's based on an actual event. [ Reserve an hour or more, and bring diapers. ]
posted by baylink on Apr 19, 2000 - 4 comments

BringOutYourDead.com.

BringOutYourDead.com. Coming soon to a browser near you: webcasted funerals. What a great idea, I could really see people getting emotional over some jerky, highly-compressed, blurry RealVideo of a casket. On second thought...
posted by mathowie on Feb 25, 2000 - 0 comments

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