Friday, November 30, 2007
At any rate... has a commentary on a Funeral Fight in Orlando, Fla, with a deceased participant. I wonder who won?
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Monuments and vaults will also debut next year. The Eternal Image STAR TREK line is licensed for sale in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Korea and Japan.
The first two products to debut will be the STAR TREK urns and caskets.
STAR TREK™ Casket - The STAR TREK Casket styling has been inspired by the popular “Photon Torpedo” design seen in STAR TREK II: The Wrath of Kahn. Caskets will be available beginning late 2008.
Yeehaw, Travis is hot. When this 22-year old funeral director apprentice is not helping families cope with the loss of their loved ones, he’s enjoying life on the farm – working with cows, hauling hay, building fences and riding horses. Travis was more than happy to help KAMM since his grandmother is a breast cancer survivor.
Friday, November 16, 2007
it is a really different headstone the story told to me is that this guy had a mistress and died overseas in her country - there was a dispute over claiming the body between the wife and the mistress, and the wife finally buried him hereshe commissioned an italian artist to sculpt a life size naked woman on top of his grave for some reason known to herthere is other bits to the story but I don't know what is true
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Man Dies During Cockatoo Rescue
Mario XuerebNovember 13, 2007 - 9:06AM
A Bendigo man trying to retrieve a neighbour's pet cockatoo from a tree plunged to his death in front of his wife yesterday.
The man, 58, died after climbing 12 metres up a gum tree to save the bird last night, before losing his grip and falling. Police said he died instantly. The man's death came after the bird's owner fell from the same tree in an earlier failed attempt to capture the bird, which had escaped from its cage.
The owner, a 72-year-old man from Epsom, north-east of Bendigo, was taken to hospital with suspected spinal injuries. Sergeant Mark Holloway from Bendigo Police said the owner's bird, a sulfur-crested cockatoo, became stuck in a 20-metre tree in a vacant lot near railway lines about 10pm last night. The owner climbed a ladder to catch the bird but slipped and fell to the ground. He was taken to Bendigo Hospital. Sergeant Holloway said the dead man, the pet owner's neighbour, then tried to catch the cockatoo about 10.30pm. "[He] became quite upset that his neighbour was injured trying to save his pet bird, so he made the same attempt up the ladder," he said. "He climbed the ladder up into the tree and while his wife was under the tree watching and calling for him to get down, climbed out on a limb around 12 metres off the ground.
"He lost his grip and fell to the ground in front of his wife and died instantly." Sergeant Holloway said the man may have died due to head injuries received during the fall. Family have rallied around the dead man's wife as police prepare a report for the coroner. The cockatoo has not been caught.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
From Del Shannon to George Reeves, these incidents have gripped the imagination of the American public. And many of them happened in Los Angeles.Where did Marilyn Monroe die? How about Janis Joplin and John Belushi? Where was Phil Hartman murdered? Where did Freddie Prinze commit suicide? Where did "Superman" die?
Where can you find the scene of the crimes for such infamous L.A. cases as The Menendez Brothers, the Black Dahlia, Patty Hearst, the Manson Family, the Robert Blake case, and the Nicole Simpson murders? It's all at this site . They list the actual locations of the Hollywood stories which made the news. The locales are listed by decade, and include street addresses and links to interactive online maps for your convenience.
Friday, November 09, 2007
Why roast a turkey not wrapped in bacon when you can roast a turkey...wrapped in bacon? The prevalence of bacon-wrapped turkey photos shows that it is quite popular. Try out Chow's Bacon-Wrapped Turkey with Pear Cider Gravy recipe and watch the accompanying video to create porky turkey goodness in your own kitchen. (Source: Serious Eats)
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
This week however, there were more shows about the un-natural and the author of Apocalypse 2012: A Scientific Investigation into Civilization's End was on. Haven't read it, but it's on my list. Not sure what I think -- but would sure love to hear from anyone out there who has read the book!
According to Publishers Weekly the book is about as follows:
In New Age circles, the idea that some sort of world-spanning cataclysmic event will take place in December 2012 has been gaining traction for years, thanks largely to the calculations of ancient Mayan astronomers who pegged that moment as the end of a cycle of eons. Joseph uses that prophecy as a starting point, but claims that his interest lies in more substantial scientific threats to the planet—including cracks in Earth's magnetic field, the eruption of supervolcanoes and flareups of sunspot radiation. On the other hand, he also gives credence to planetary alignments and The Bible Code before veering into a rant about how the real problem is Christian fundamentalists who want to manipulate the Middle East into Armageddon. When he sticks to science journalism, Joseph is a lively tour guide, introducing readers to Mayan shamans and Russian scientists with equal aplomb. But when he encourages readers to start praying they survive the coming apocalypse, he comes off as exactly the sort of crackpot he claims to eschew. Still, there's less kookery than in other 2012 books, making Joseph a reasonably straightforward guide to the theory. (Jan. 23)