So we had a few in April, huh? Dick Clark, Levon Helm. Gotta say, Levon saddens me more. I love music. Dick brought it to our attention, but Levon made it. The Band had some huge hits and Levon will be missed.
Anyway, let’s get it on!
LEADERBOARD: Not a damn thing has changed. Shad is still #1 and #2. He has told me on several occasion that you all should just get used to it and you all suck! His words.
Andrea is still #3.
Dick Clark did get Carol M. on the board for the first time. He was her #1, giving her 11 points. Glad to see you on the board, Carol!
MAN ON THE STREETS: Last month I asked you guys to tell me of any Hollywood curses you might now of. Serina sent me a few and was a huge help. Here are a list of 5 intriguing curses and their victims:
The Superman Curse: Bad things happen to the men who play the Man Of Steel. George Reeves was found dead days before his wedding with a gunshot wound to the head. Christopher Reeve was paralized in a horse riding accident. Lee Quigley, who played Supes as an infant, died at age 14 from huffing. Other people involved in tales of Superman have also been cursed.
The 27 Club. Over 40 musicians have died at the age of 27. We’ve talked about this curse before, but I thought I’d share it again. Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and, recently, Amy Winehouse.
Some people say that people who work with Billy Bob Thornton are cursed. Here’s a list of folks who met an early demise after working with him: J.T. Walsh, heart attack 54, Jim Varney, lung cancer 50, John Ritter 54, Warren Zevon lung cancer 56, Patrick Swayze cancer 57, Bernie Mac pnemonia 50, and Heath Ledger 28. Fucking weird!
Curse fo the Playboy centerfolds. 25 Playboy centerfolds have died of unnatural causes!
And last, the one that caught me eye the most. (from onlygoodmovie.com)
The Incomparable Atuk
The film about an Eskimo warrior moving to the city has been cursed ever since it was written. In fact, it was eventually shelved after passing into the hands of a number of doomed actors. Here’s a complete list:
- John Belushi (overdosed while preparing for the role)
- Sam Kinison (accepted the role and died in a car wreck two years later)
- John Candy (died of a heart attack while considering the role)
- Chris Farley (died of an overdose after accepting the lead role)
- Phil Hartman (considered a supporting role with Farley before being murdered by his wife)
Wild, right? And I loved all those guys! Creepy.
Alright, for May, I’d like to know if you guys can think of any celebs who have caused death? I mean murdered someone or inadvertently killed someone. Think O.J.! Leave your comments here or email.
FUN FACTS: When Mark Twain was born on Nov 30, 1835, Halley’s comet was visible over Florida, Missouri. Mark Twain predicted in 1909 that he would die when it returned. He was right. When he died on April 21, 1910, Halley’s comet was once again visible in the sky.
Your statistical chance of being murdered is 1 in 20,000.
Dr. Alice Chase, who wrote “Nutrition for Health” and numerous books on the science of proper eating, died of malnutrition.
And last but not least, a fun fact for my old lady, who will be 30 in May: A hundred years ago, the average life expectancy in the United States was forty-seven. You ain’t old yet, babe!
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