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Death & Dynasties

Posted: 9th November 2016 by Sus Scrofa in Oddly Enough
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Link “Being family is the qualification.” CGP Grey – who seems to be auditioning to become a text-to-speech voice – builds on his cynical guide to ruling with a discussion about dynasties. Supporters would rather stay under someone who’s familiar in more ways than one. More Awesome Stuff: 3 Rules for RulersThe Simple Solution to [...]

Death Cab for Cutie: No Room in Frame

Posted: 25th February 2015 by Sus Scrofa in Awesomeness
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“Was I in your way when the cameras turned to face you? No room in frame for two.” A single from Death Cab’s new album Kintsugi. Part of us wishes Ben Gibbard was Transatlanticism sad. Then we remember we’re not psychopaths. Link Link 2 Price: $ 1.29 The Awesomer

Dji. Death Sails

Posted: 20th January 2015 by Sus Scrofa in Awesomeness
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Animation studio Simpals has a recurring character called Dji. He’s an angel of death who often bungles on the job. Here he gets distracted while waiting for a shipwrecked pirate to pass away. Check out his other misadventures here. Hat Tip Link The Awesomer

Jackass star Ryan Dunn was killed in a car accident, NBC’s Philadelphia affiliate reports. Dunn, 34, and an unidentified person both died early Monday when their Porsche crashed in West Goshen Township — which happens to be the home of QVC — outside Philadelphia, according to local police. The car flew over the guardrail, slammed into [...]

The Starbucks coffee shop here should have known it was inviting trouble by placing a tip jar on an open counter, according to a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the estate of a customer who died defending it. The suit, filed Monday in St. Louis County Circuit Court, seeks unspecified damages from the Starbucks Corp. on [...]

As members of Congress descend on Capitol Hill to begin the seven-week “Lame Duck” session, one of the most contentious issues being debated involves extending the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, which set to expire on Dec. 31. The Heritage Foundation Center for Data Analysis sent out a warning today to all Americans: Those who [...]

Asia Bibi, a 45-year-old mother-of-five, denies blasphemy and told investigators that she was being persecuted for her faith in a country where Christians face routine harassment and discrimination. Christian groups and human rights campaigners condemned the verdict and called for the blasphemy laws to be repealed. Her supporters say she will now appeal against the [...]

The British businessman who owns the Segway company was killed when he drove one of his famous two-wheeled scooters right off a cliff.

A COMPUTER engineer died after tying himself naked to a tree with a cord wrapped around his penis, an inquest heard. Kevin Kirkland, 44, used a pair of makeshift rope handcuffs to attach himself to the trunk, but got trapped when a knot jammed around his wrists, The Sun said today. Walkers discovered his body [...]