Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Day the Internet Died

We on BDPE concentrate a lot on the death of people. However, sometimes it's important to reflect on the deaths of other things (even though they may not be eligible for selection)

I know the untimely demise of the Original World Wide Web has got most of you down. So to compensate we're going to celebrate 4 (count 'em, 4) birthdays.

Today is somebody's birthday! Whose Birthday? Titanic Survivor Millvina Dean's Birthday. How Old Is She? 1,2,3,4... 95! And Never been Kissed By... Death

Millvina Dean's name appears on "A Time to Kill's" and "Dead Place's" rosters

  • In December 2007, Millvina openly criticized the BBC for 'poking fun' at the Titanic tragedy in a Doctor Who Christmas special, despite not having seen the program, nor any details about its content.

How didn't she realize it was a celebration of life? Sounds to me as though Ms. Dean wouldn't be a fan of this here Death Pool.

Today is somebody else's birthday! Whose Birthday? Emmy and Tony Award Winning Actress Elaine Strich's Birthday. How Old Is She? 1,2,3,4... 82! And Never been Kissed By... Death

Elaine Stritch's name appears on "Extended Weekend at Bernie's'" and "Remains to Be Seen's" rosters

  • Stritch was the original Trixie in an early The Honeymooners sketch with Jackie Gleason, Art Carney and Pert Kelton, but she was replaced after a single appearance

At least she didn't pull a Pete Best. An Emmy and Tony aren't anything to be ashamed of.

Today is somebody's else's else's birthday! Whose Birthday? General and De Facto Ruler of Myanmar Than Shwe's Birthday. How Old Is He? 1,2,3,4... 74! And Never been Kissed By... Death

Than Shwe's name appears on "It's Always Sunny in Philadeadphia's" roster

  • When Shwe reached the mandatory retirement age of 60, he simply extended it, which has led to suggestions that he may remain as head of state for the rest of his life.

Fool! Why wouldn't he want to go down to Florida and wear his pants really high 5 years earlier?

Today is somebody else's else's else's birthday (jeez who knew that Groundhog's Day was such a popular birthday day)! Whose Birthday? Actress Farrah Fawcett's Birthday. How Old Is She? 1,2,3,4... 60! And Never been Kissed By... Death

Farrah Fawcett's name appears on "Haaaave You Met Dead?'s", "Go to Hell's", and "Whoaa-ooah, Dying on the Edge's" rosters

  • Fawcett achieved critical praise and the first of three Emmy Award nominations as a serious actress for her role as a battered wife in the 1984 television movie The Burning Bed.

Mmmmm, I'd like to burn her bed if you know what I'm saying. If you don't know what I'm saying, you need to work on getting entendres.

... And Many More!

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