Last year, the bodies of Benjamin and Kristi Strack, along with three of their children were found in a locked room in their home in Springfield, Utah. On Tuesday, police held a press conference revealing that the Stracks had likely killed themselves and the children in order to avoid “evil in the world” and what they believed were the coming horrors of the apocalypse.
The Stracks and their children overdosed on cold medications, methadone and — in Benjamin’s case — heroin, most of which was drunk from a beach pail. They were found by Kristi Strack’s 27-year-old son from a previous marriage and their grandmother. Keep reading »
How amazing is this zombie apocalypse charm bracelet from Etsy seller PlayBox? It’s adorned with adorable miniature versions of everything you’ll need to survive the real life “World War Z,” including a hatchet, matches, compass, radio, various firearms, and canned peaches. Finally, a piece of jewelry that my dad and I can agree on! [$32, Etsy]
“We made and spent at least 10 million dollars. The thing is, we heard that the planet was going to end in 2012. We thought, we have got to spend this money before the asteroid hits. Here’s some advice, definitely do not spend your money thinking asteroids are coming. The world didn’t end. I would give my friends $15,000 for their birthday. Just cash. I would buy people cars. Every valet I met got a couple of hundred pounds tip. I would pay people $200 just to open doors for us.”
– Sometimes I go multiple days — even weeks — forgetting that Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag ever existed. And then a quote like this — from Spencer, speaking on behalf of himself and his wife — comes along to remind me, and I both rejoice in the knowledge that such ridiculous people exist to entertain me, and weep that they got paid such astronomical amounts of money to do so. First of all, I’m slightly suspicious that this whole “wah, wah, we spent our money because we thought the world was ending, now we’re broke” story is just another ploy for attention. The thing is, they really are broke, so no matter the reason, they did manage to blow through a crapload of money in a very, very short time. What I don’t get is, why do you need to spend all the money before the asteroid hits? I mean, wouldn’t the cash have just burned along with humanity? I just don’t get the sense that they were spending money wildly and enjoying themselves; it’s like they thought any money left over would, like, bit them in the afterlife. Regardless, I never expected Spencer and Heidi to be so charitable. I would really like to hear from one of the people who was gifted a car. Maybe “Access Hollywood” could track down one of these lucky valets now rolling in “hundred pounds” of tips? Anything to make this story, just like the world, never end. [Videogum] [Photo: Bauer-Griffin]
So, maybe you haven’t heard, but there’s this little rumor going around that the world is going to end tomorrow. Obviously, it’s not going to (even NASA says so!), but, you know, just in case it does, we’ve compiled a guide to the actions and whereabouts of each zodiac sign in an apocalyptic event. Which sign has a stockpile of awesome snacks? Which sign is leading an army? Which sign will be partying with cockroaches when the rest of us are long gone? Read on to find out… Keep reading »
My dad is a survivalist who has been teaching my brothers and me to tie tourniquets and fend off attackers since we were toddlers. This month, The Frisky’s theme is “Every Woman Needs,” which seemed like the perfect opportunity to ask my dad to give us a rundown of the items you would need to survive some kind of apocalyptic event: an earthquake, asteroid strike, zombie attack, etc. Click through to check out his suggestions, and, to borrow a quote from The Hunger Games: “May the odds be ever in your favor.”
Mariah Carey’s latest single, “Touch My Body,” has given her a whopping total of 18 number one hits. This has enabled the songstress to even surpass Elvis. Mimi, who is wearing nothing but rags on the cover of her album E=MC2, is now number two on the list of artists with the most number one hits — second only to the Beatles. The friggin’ Beatles, people! And she’s still making music, so there’s a chance she’ll even beat the Beatles record of 20 number one hits. Two more strikes and the boys are out! While the British Invasion was the soundtrack of the sexual revolution, this diva revelation has to be a sign of the apocalypse — didn’t Nostradamus write about a high-pitched bitch causing the ozone to explode or something? All I’m saying is my Internet mysteriously went out while I was trying to post this, so you know she’s pulling some serious connections. Maybe I should just be happy it’s not Celine Dion vying for the top spot. But honestly, Mariah must be stopped. Hasn’t Sir Paul had enough heartbreak in 2008? [Pop Sugar] Keep reading »