Archive for January, 2010

R.I.P.

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Twofer

Enjoy this selection from the Buzzcocks for this week’s two for Tuesday.

PLAY I Don't Mind

PLAY You Say You Don't Love Me

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Mary Monday

This week’s song is Crazy Mary by Pearl Jam.

PLAY Crazy Mary

Your famous (or rather, infamous) Mary this week is little Mary Bell.

Mary Bell

According to wikipedia:

Mary Bell strangled Martin Brown on 25 May 1968, the day before her 11th birthday. She was believed to have committed this crime alone. Between that time and the second killing, she and her friend Norma Bell (no relation), age thirteen, broke into and vandalised a nursery in Scotswood, leaving notes that claimed responsibility for the Brown killing. The Newcastle police dismissed this incident as a prank.

On 31 July 1968, the two took part in the death, again by strangulation, of three-year-old Brian Howe. Police reports concluded that Mary Bell had gone back after killing him to carve an “N” into his stomach with a razor; this was then changed using the same razor but with a different hand to an “M”. Mary Bell also used a pair of scissors to cut off bits of Brian Howe’s hair and to mutilate his genitals. As the girls were so young and their testimonies contradicted each other, what happened has never been entirely clear. Martin Brown’s death was initially ruled an accident as there was no evidence of foul play. Eventually, his death was linked with Brian Howe’s killing and in August, the two girls were charged with two counts of manslaughter.

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R.I.P.

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Dear diary

If there’s going to be torture and I have to pay for it, can I at least be the master?

Did I mention how much I hate going to the dentist? Time to take some Tylenol 3 and hope for oblivion.

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R.I.P.

I see the angel of death has been busy.

Kate McGarrigle and Rufus Wainright

R.I.P. Kate McGarrigle

Erich Segal
Photo: REX

R.I.P. Erich Segal

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Twofer

This week’s two for Tuesday is brought to you by Genesis, that would be Peter Gabriel Genesis. Congrats to the band for being selected for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

PLAY I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)

PLAY The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

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Mary Monday

This week’s song is Mary Mary from Rhonda Stakich

PLAY Mary Mary

And because the Ms. Stakich is Canadian, I’ve selected Mary Pickford, as the famous Mary this week.

Mary Pickford

According to wikipedia:

Mary Pickford was a Canadian-born motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Known as “America’s Sweetheart,” “Little Mary” and “The girl with the curls,” she was one of the Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood. Her influence in the development of film acting was enormous. Because her international fame was triggered by moving images, she is a watershed figure in the history of modern celebrity.

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It’s my party

and I’ll tumblr if I want to.

I’ve posted some famous folks (well, one who isn’t famous but there is a famous person in that photo) who share my birthday:

January 16th birthdays >

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Frosty the Snow Whore

Employees will NOW use offensive language – Better Off Ted – NSFW

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