Sunday, May 3, 2009

A Return To Morbidity, Then Laughter

Today I will return to the morbid. It seems to me that we all share a sense of dread when facing the unknown, especially the great unknown. By this reference I, of course, mean death. What will happen when this life is over? I do not know. But that is not the focus of today's discussion. I will not tell you about what happens after death, just the manner of it.

I stumbled across this page everal weeks ago and forgot about it until this morning. A List of unusual deaths list some of the strange ways that people have shuffled off this mortal coil. From marathon video game sessions, to being every player in a soccer team being hit by the same bolt of lightning, this site describes some of the weirdest exits from this planet.

Now to the lughter part that you were promised. is a parody site of a US information website. It's another attempt at scare mongering in the style of the old "duck and cover" advice after WWII.

The fun thing is that these pictures are so ambiguous they could mean anything! Tere are a few interpretations below. Enjoy!

Note: This parody site was built for fun. For the serious stuff, see our friends protecting our great country at or the Department of Homeland Security at