I like this blog, but it's been a little sweet lately. Crafts and delicious food and friends and poems are alright and all, but there's only so much of that that I can handle. So please take some makes-you-feel-like-a-bad-person joy in the following links:
How to Tick People Off
some of my favorites:
207 BC: Chrysippus died of laughter after giving his donkey wine then seeing it attempt to eat figs.
1814: On October 17th [my birthday!], 9 people died when 323,000 gallons of beer burst their vats and gushed into the streets of London.
1940: Marcus Garvey died as a result of two strokes after reading a negative premature obituary of himself.
1974: Basil Brown, a 48-year-old health food advocate, drank himself to death with carrot juice.
1991: Carl Hulsey, 77, was butted to death by a pet goat he had been training to act as a "guard dog".
1998: An entire visiting soccer team playing against Basanga was killed by lightning during a match. Everyone on Basanga, the home team, survived.
2010: Jimi Heselden, owner of Segway, was killed when he accidentally drove off a cliff on a Segway at his estate and drowned.
2011: Jose Luis Ochoa, 35, died after being stabbed in the leg at a cockfight by one of the birds that had a knife attached to its limb.