Forever 27
December 30, 2009 7:19 AM   Subscribe

The 27s Club. An exclusive assemblage of top tier musicians at the height of their careers - pop superstars, rock and roll pioneers, legendary bluesmen - who all have one thing in common.

Close but not quite in were Blind Melon's Shannon Hoon and more recently, Avenged Sevenfold's Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, who were 28.
posted by Slap*Happy (17 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Yeah, site that is more broken than it is interesting. -- cortex

So this website is all about selling you a book?
posted by WinnipegDragon at 7:26 AM on December 30, 2009

snark on th first comment. well played.
posted by TrialByMedia at 7:28 AM on December 30, 2009

Well, I'm looking at the link, it has some profiles of musicians who dies young, and a bunch of 'buy our mystery book' links. For a single link post, it's kind of "Pepsi Book", don't you think?
posted by WinnipegDragon at 7:29 AM on December 30, 2009

Meh 27
posted by Burhanistan at 7:31 AM on December 30, 2009

Holy shit is that a fucking annoying user interface. And way to bait the post without linking to something that clearly explains what this thing they all have in common is (spoiler: they all died at age 27.)
posted by Rhomboid at 7:32 AM on December 30, 2009

Does this render oddly for anyone else? FF3.5.5 on Linux and when I scroll down it moves down and to the right (HURF DURF GRASSY KNOLL), presumably because all the profiles are placed horizontally.
posted by DU at 7:33 AM on December 30, 2009

I saw Richey Edwards in Goa last year campaigning against side-scrolling
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:33 AM on December 30, 2009

The interface just choked on it's own vomit.
posted by fire&wings at 7:34 AM on December 30, 2009 [1 favorite]

Yeah, I'm having the wierd rendering/scroll wheel hikacking thing too.
posted by WinnipegDragon at 7:34 AM on December 30, 2009

Er... highjacking that is.
posted by WinnipegDragon at 7:34 AM on December 30, 2009

Not-very-accurate-Pepsi-Book at that.
posted by jdfan at 7:35 AM on December 30, 2009

OK. Flagged my own post as "everyone thinks it's stupid." I thought it was an interesting interface and an interesting topic. Haven't read the book.
posted by Slap*Happy at 7:36 AM on December 30, 2009

see, if they'd all joined the 700 club instead, they'd be around for centuries
posted by pyramid termite at 7:39 AM on December 30, 2009

(Wikipedia link)
posted by Sys Rq at 7:42 AM on December 30, 2009

The scrollwheel hijacking is the pop-out menu for "hey, put this on a bunch of places!", like StumbleUpon and others. That spoogeware interface clickerbar widget crap thing is a pain in the ass when used improperly, like this is.
posted by mephron at 7:45 AM on December 30, 2009

Looks to me like they used some Javascript trickery to make it scroll left to right, but still down. Seems they wanted to compensate for the weirdo formating, but forgot to cancel out the up to down movement.

They made the mouse wheel even more useless than it would have been with no script. And to think, they could have just had it go up to down and have it actually be legible.

As a result, I'm not reading it, and I'm just going to preemptively disagree with it.
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:54 AM on December 30, 2009

I'm not naming any names, but I'm not sure all of these folks are legendary top-tier musicians at the top of their careers.
posted by box at 7:56 AM on December 30, 2009 [1 favorite]

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