[Five Deadly Everythings]

Where it is

Posted in Uncategorized by Jef on April 13, 2011

Moved things over to Tumblr. Not sure if this move is permanent, just felt the urge to switch things up a bit. Still at The Ashcan (despite appearances).

Dark Phoenix beats everything always

Posted in comics, gaming by Jef on January 12, 2011

I used to have a running schoolyard debate with a friend of mine over who would win in a fight: Phoenix or Silver Surfer. I think the answer is/was pretty obvious, but for some reason he rode with the Surfer. Shrugs. Kids are stupid.

I’m still friends with dude but the debate is long dead. Still, there’s enough spark to that memory that this video of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has me wanting to send him an email like, “YO. SEE? SEEEE??”

Olivia Hussey’s poison

Posted in actors, if looks could kill, movies by Jef on December 4, 2010

Poison, I see, hath been his timeless end.
O churl. Drunk all, and left no friendly drop

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Alice through the gateway

Posted in *dead*, animation, Killing the ego by Jef on December 3, 2010

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Michelle Rodriguez, point-blank

Posted in actors, if looks could kill by Jef on December 2, 2010

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Anatomy of a stoning

Posted in 8 million ways, design, human rights, mob deep by Jef on December 1, 2010

En guard

Posted in design, dim mak death touch, martial arts by Jef on November 20, 2010

Cover for Bak Magazine #9

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Love and death in Robert Munsch’s “Love You Forever”

Posted in news stories, sincerity is dying, writers by Jef on November 18, 2010

Pretty big story when it came out that beloved children’s author Robert Munsch was depressed and addicted to alcohol and cocaine. Shocking, as much as these things can be when dealing with people who give insanely manic live performances (Chris Farley, Robin Williams).

What really got me though is the back story to Munsch’s classic Love You Forever book and its popular refrain, as recounted in the November issue of the Walrus.

In the late 70s, early 80s, Munsch and his wife endured the still-births of two children, Sam and Gilly. Munsch at this time was still unaware of his bipolarity, and turned to drinking to help cope with his grieving.

Ann Hui for the Walrus:

Sitting in front of an audience in Guelph five years later, [Munsch] slowly started to make up a story. It wasn’t perfect yet, but the chorus was “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always. As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.” It didn’t go over well, but he decided at that moment to write a book about it, and that the book would be the babies’ tombstone. He went backstage and began to cry.

Munsch reading Love You Forever:

A Female Warrior

Posted in dim mak death touch, martial arts, photos steal souls by Jef on November 17, 2010

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One twin is dead, but which one and why?

Posted in 8 million ways, news stories by Jef on November 16, 2010

Considering my thing with twins and doppelgangers, you can see why this gets me:

Two twin sisters go to a shooting range. They spend over an hour firing small caliber guns. Both of them get shot. One goes to the hospital, the other goes to the morgue. The surviving twin sister was shot in the head and can’t be questioned. The police have no idea which twin is which and can’t contact the family. They aren’t searching for a suspect, or even launching a homicide investigation. All seems to suggest that the sisters shot each other.

Which, even if the answer, still leaves mystery in the air.

Doug Hamilton, the owner of the range, says the women were using small caliber guns and they were shot nearly simultaneously.

He believes the women were recreational shooters, and said the shooting was not an accident.

“It was a deliberate shooting,” Hamilton said.

When asked why, he said, “From what I know of the things I cannot tell you.”

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