Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Bad Decisions Lead To Last Decisions

The Pope has scheduled a trip to the secular but Islamic country of Turkey only a month after his controversial comments which drew fatwas ordering his murder. Hmmm.

Some extremely poor last decisions

-Christopher Wallace , A.K.A. Notorious B.I.G., travels to L.A. to release his second album months after the death of Tupac Shakur, which some believed Wallace to be responsible for.

-After a long day of work Mary Todd Lincoln convinces her husband to take her out for a relaxing night at the theatre.

- King Henry II of France insisted on having his helmet made out of gold, he was killed during a stunt knight's jousting match, when his helmet's soft golden grille gave way to a broken lance tip which pierced his eye and entered his brain.

-President William Henry Harrison gives the longest inaugural speech in U.S. history in the middle of winter with no coat on, resulting in death from pneumonia.

-John Sedgewick, Union general in the American Civil War, was killed by a distant Confederate sniper at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House . Among his last words to his men were "They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance!"

-Jack Daniel, founder of the famous Tennessee whiskey distillery, died of blood poisoning from a toe injury he received after kicking his safe in anger when he could not remember its combination code.

-"The Engineer" Yahya Ayyash, chief Palestinian bombmaker of Hamas was assassinated by way of a Shin Bet (Shabak) rigged mobile phone, which detonated when he answered a call. Shouldn't have let your cell phone leave your sight.

-David Bailey, an Irish man died when he was urinated on by a rat while attempting to retrieve lost golf ball from a ditch. Bailey apparently startled the rat, causing it to dart up his pant leg and urinate on him. After the incident, Bailey's companions urged him to immediately shower, but Bailey refused stating that he had no bites or scratches. He died two weeks later from kidney failure brought on by an acute case of leptospirosis.

-Alexander Bogdanov, a physician and scientist, conducted an experiment for a "rejuvination" technique wherein he deliberately gave himself a transfusion of blood from a student who suffered from malaria and tuberculosis. He died of the subsequent infection.


At 8:01 AM, Blogger Rhino-itall said...

dubious decisions indeed.

At 8:03 AM, Blogger Rhino-itall said...

Nice picture by the way. If i was catholic i would have to take exception to that, but since i'm not i have to say that guy looks evil.

At 8:04 AM, Blogger Twosret said...

Maybe he is dying to be John Paul look alike? he is no innocent in my books :)

At 10:01 AM, Anonymous mo said...

Maybe it is me, but yeah, he does a bit of a malevolent air to him.

Interesting stuff, interesting stuff.. What if? What if? What if?

At 10:02 AM, Anonymous mo said...

*does have

At 12:24 PM, Blogger programmer craig said...

He shouldn't go. But if he does, the Catholics can always elect a new Pope.

At 1:02 PM, Blogger Miss Carnivorous said...

Leptospirosis, can I get that from the mouse who is running around my house and licking my salt shaker at night?

At 5:00 PM, Blogger Donkeyhue said...

As a Catholic I can speak for my whole tribe in saying that we take no offense at the picture of Gollum, as Mr Tolkien was an upstanding papist bastard.

At 8:49 AM, Anonymous ha ana za said...

just thinking D.B....is that a veiled threat I see?

At 9:54 AM, Blogger D.B. Shobrawy said...

lol no, I have never been to turkey nor do i plan to go there. Nor do i want to kill the pope


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