The big countdown

I’m still at 88 years this year, which is I guess what I should expect.

Not exactly the happiest year of my life this past year, but I guess things can only get better from here.

As of tomorrow, I will have outlived the following (in no particular order):

  • Christopher Columbus (genocidist and lousy navigator)
  • John Ritter (third company)
  • Elizabeth Báthory (sixteenth centuryserial killer)
  • Peter Sellers (man of infinite voices)
  • Lisa Marie Presley (Michael Jackson’s widow. When he asked her to marry him, she said, ok, but no kids)
  • Robert Palmer (simply irresistable)
  • John Calvin (proddy dog)
  • Michael K. Williams (Omar from The Wire)
  • Eliot Ness (untouchable)
  • Paul Gauguin (painter who gave up his business career to go to th south sea islands)
  • Benazir Bhutto (how the hell did Pakistan have a woman head of state before the U.S?)
  • Ed Wood (filmmaker behind Plan 9 from Outer Space)
  • Kate Chopin (author of The Awakening)
  • Laurence Sterne (author of Tristram Shandy)
  • James Boswell (biographer of Samuel Johnson)
  • Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (definitely not the author of Shakespeare’s plays)x






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