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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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Alistair Overeem and Marloes Coenen rewrite history

Posted in mma, the history books by Jef on November 2, 2010

This photo of Strikeforce champs Alistair Overeem and Marloes Coenen has been making the rounds today, and I adore it for lots of sparkly, Photoshopped reasons. Also, Overeem and Coenen seem to be two of the nicest people you’ll ever meet who can rip your arm off and eat it and chase it with horse meat.

But still guys … wasn’t it CANADA who saved the Dutch in 1945?