The Big Sleep Doesn't Include Getting Any Z's

charlie chaplin can't be arsed
"I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter." - Sir Winston Churchill

I always end up having a wealth of useless information at my disposal. I am quite thorough and meticulous in learning new things. It's a compulsion I suppose, so I end up with tons of trivial information in my head as a result.

It sometimes makes for great conversation if you end up finding someone who has the same interests. Some people are amazed, like, "how do you know that?" to which I respond, "I have a wealth of useless information right here (pointing to my head.)"

To others I'm sure it's annoying. Like a mosquito buzzing in your ear, or an itch you can't scratch. Well, tough titty said the kitty.

Even when I get bored, but especially when I do get bored, I continue the quest for interesting information (useless of course), so I routinely end up face to face with internet memes. It's a curse I tells ya. A CURSE!

Want to know what kinds of death and destruction occurred on your birth date? It's pretty shocking. And all this time I thought my birthday was boring except that it's John The Baptist's birthday celebration for the Catholic church. Interestingly enough, this may explain why I have the overwhelming urge to drown people. Especially when they are annoying me.

toilet drowning swirly from hell
In speaking of Jesus, John said: 
"I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the holy spirit.
Behold the Lamb of Gawd."

crazy preacher

Praise Jeebus! Sorry a bit off-topic there. Nothing new right?

Back to my point of providing you with utterly useless information.

Approximately 131,581 people died worldwide on June 24, 1971.

Unusual Deaths in 1971

* Jerome Irving Rodale, an american pioneer of organic farming, died of a heart attack while being interviewed on the Dick Cavett Show. According to urban legend, when he appeared to fall asleep, Cavett quipped "are we boring you, Mr. Rodale?", which Cavett has recently stated in a may 2007 new york times article was incorrect - the initial reaction to Rodale was fellow guest Pete Hamill noticing something was wrong, and saying in a low voice to Cavett, "this looks bad." The show was never broadcast.

Natural disasters in 1971

* 1971 San Fernando earthquake
* 1971 Canberra flood
* 1971 Kuala Lumpur floods

People who died on June 24 (various years)

* 2007 - Natasja Saad, Danish reggae and dancehall artist
* 2007 - Derek Dougan, Northern Irish footballer
* 2007 - Chris Benoit, Canadian professional wrestler
* 2007 - Byron Baer, American politician
* 2006 - Patsy Ramsey, mother of JonBenét Ramsey
* 2005 - Hakham Yedidia Shofet, Former chief rabbi of Iran
* 2005 - Paul Winchell, American voice actor and ventriloquist
* 2004 - Ifigeneia Giannopoulou, Greek songwriter
* 2003 - Vladimir Garin, Russian actor
* 2002 - Pierre Werner, Prime Minister of Luxembourg
* 2000 - David Tomlinson, English actor
* 2000 - Vera Atkins, Romanian-born British intelligence officer
* 1997 - Brian Keith, American actor
* 1997 - Don Hutson, American athlete
* 1993 - Archie Williams, American athlete
* 1991 - Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter.
* 1987 - Jackie Gleason, American actor and musician
* 1984 - Clarence Campbell, Canadian NHL president
* 1978 - Robert Charroux, French writer
* 1977 - André-Gilles Fortin, French Canadian politician
* 1968 - Tony Hancock, British comedian
* 1947 - Emil Seidel, Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
* 1935 - Carlos Gardel, Argentine singer (airplane crash)
* 1922 - Walther Rathenau, German Minister of Foreign Affairs (assassinated)
* 1909 - Sarah Orne Jewett, American writer
* 1908 - Grover Cleveland, President of the United States (heart failure)
* 1894 - Marie François Sadi Carnot, French statesman
* 1835 - Andreas Vokos Miaoulis, Greek admiral and politician, commander of Greek naval forces in Greek War of Independence
* 1817 - Thomas McKean, American lawyer and signer of the Declaration of Independence
* 1803 - Matthew Thornton, American signer of the Declaration of Independence
* 1778 - Pieter Burmann the Younger, Dutch philologist
* 1766 - Adrien-Maurice, 3rd duc de Noailles, French soldier
* 1643 - John Hampden, English politician
* 1637 - Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer
* 1604 - Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, Lord Great Chamberlain of England
* 1520 - Hosokawa Sumimoto, Japanese samurai commander
* 1519 - Lucrezia Borgia, Duchess of Ferrara
* 1439 - Duke Frederick IV of Austria
* 1398 - Hongwu Emperor of China
* 803 - Higbald of Lindisfarne

Who would have known all of that?
I hate to sound morbid again in this post. It's not like I'm a total goth like this dude:

so goth i shit bats
it's true Glenn Danzig shits bats!!!!!!

However, experiencing death once again in my life leads me to ponder my own mortality. I don't know about you, but I want to go out with a bang!


jj sayz dynomite bitches

Maybe I'll kick the bucket on YOUR birthday...but don't count on it anytime soon.

What's your Death Report?


Majase Cyc said...

That's a cool site, I've seen that one before; however, since I was born from a hairy wart on God's ass, my exact birth date is unknown (the tight lipped holy bastard).

And if I'm not misinformed, Danzig is the same height as a fruit bat, so maybe they shit him out.

Just a thought.

Static said...

@Majase - I thought Danzig was a few inches shorter than a smurf, which would mean he's a pile of smurf shit.

Yowza dude. You don't know you're exact birth date? You should make one up then, 'cause life is too short not to enjoy one or two.

And give God a slap for me next time you see him (if I don't get there first for some reason or another.)

Gorilla Bananas said...

David Tomlinson is dead? That's too sad, man!

Anonymous said...

The most famous person to die on my birthday is Julius Caesar.

"Beware the Ides of March".

Was it a warning of Caesar's death or my birth 2018 years later?

On time will truly the answer.

Kelly said...

Funny usless info there, static. I'll have to check it out the site.

Anonymous said...

lol I didn't wanna know that

Static said...

@Gorilla Bananas - See if it weren't for this site you wouldn't have known that. Sorry for the bad news. I was pretty torn up to hear that Higbald of Lindisfarne had passed away...

@Jinksy - Wow, that is ironic and such a famous person at that. Hopefully a group of your friends and peers do not stab you in the back like Ceasar was. BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH ahahaha! Just kidding.

@Kelly - It's not useless. It could be some your existence. Who died on your birthday? And don't say Abe Vigoda, because he's still alive.

@Gboo - Yes, you did. You wouldn't have read it otherwise. =)

rusty said...

Mr. Danzig does not speak. He just sings songs about death and murder. He is important. I love Mr. Danzig even if he is five feet tall. We see eye to eye.

Static said...

@ Rusty - Hey Rusty, how are ya?! It's all good. Danzig may only be five feet tall...but he sure makes good music.

I suppose all that ire and angst he had "growing" up as the shortest boy in school has served him well.

It's got to be difficult being so short...he wasn't allowed to go in the deep end...couldn't go on certain rides at the amusement parks...being offered the booster chair at sporting events in the nosebleed seats...being given a box to stand on at dwarf conventions..not much taller than Gary Coleman in elevator shoes...that shit has gotta hurt and make someone of his stature pissed enough to write songs about hellfire and Satan!

Rock on, PEE WEE! RAWK ON!!!

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