Posts tagged "death"

Troubling: Cows Are Cold-Blooded Human Killers

Being an Indian who isn't a vegetarian, despite my religion mandating it, has already put me on the shortlist for "Who's Getting Gored in the Ass First" when the animals we consume eventually rise up for their day of factory farming reckoning. As it turns out, when that day comes, I am completely fucked, because…
By: Beejoli Shah / March 13, 2015

I Want To Die, Like, Yesterday Just So I Can Be Buried In This Pod That Turns Me Into a Tree

Earlier today, this caught my eye on a friend's Facebook wall: an Italian design company has designed an organic burial pod that will turn the deceased person's ruins into soil nutrients that will grow a tree. EXCUSE ME, WHAT. If I can't attend Hogwarts, the next best thing would definitely be to transfigure myself into a tree upo…
By: Beejoli Shah / February 27, 2015

You Can Now Appoint Someone To Manage Your Facebook When You Die

Planning for our eventual demise is never a fun thing. I don't know if I know anyone who has gotten around to getting a will together yet. I certainly haven't. I mean, it's not like I have much in the way of actual property. I'm probably not going to spend an afternoon detailing who get…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 12, 2015

I Wish My Wife Made Brittany Maynard’s Choice

The Vatican described Brittany Maynard's choice to end her own life as "reprehensible," and it wasn't alone in that sentiment, writes John La Grange. He recounts one of the many lines of thought he heard: that Maynard's husband should have fought against her choice, so as to have every possible moment with her. But a…
By: Newser / November 17, 2014

On Death, Identity, Humanity In Video Games, And Why Majora’s Mask Is So Important

If you’re into pop culture blogs, but not so into Nintendo, you might have noticed that a lot of people are REALLY REALLY EXCITED about the release of the Legend of Zelda franchise title Majora’s Mask for Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo announced the release for early 2015 just yesterday, and now us Zelda nerds are…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 7, 2014

Dater X: Death On A Dinner Date

Unfortunately, I'm becoming a professional at going on great dates that have awful endings. There was my first date with Scar Twin, which went off without a hitch until I fell down a flight of stairs; my first (and last) date with Jack, who wrapped up our evening by…
By: Dater X / October 1, 2014

11 Pieces Of Advice I’ve Received About Grief Since My Dad’s Death

On the first Saturday of August, I woke up to a perfectly sunny sky and the news that my vibrant, youthful dad had abruptly passed away of a heart attack in the middle of his kitchen. There are lots of things to be said about the days immediately following that, but to put it lightly,…
By: Claire Hannum / August 14, 2014

Frisky Q&A: Hip Mama Editor Ariel Gore Talks Parenthood, Abuse & Her New Memoir

Mother's Day is when advertising distills motherhood down to home-cooked brunch, a bracelet, or a fragrant bouquet. But for far too many people, the relationship with their mom is a complicated one. Not all mothers have been nurturing and caring; not all daughters and sons have overcome the trauma of their childhoods as adults.  There…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2014

Pro Tip: Don’t Take Selfies With Cadavers, Because Of That Whole “Human Decency” Thing

Let's clear this up right now: taking selfies with dead folks is not an encouraged activity. However, this wasn't so obvious to a high school student on a field trip to the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Anatomical Donor Program, who took the WORST SELFIE EVER with a cadaver in the lab. Her…
By: Claire Hannum / February 7, 2014

True Story: On Being A Young Widow

This piece was republished with permission from Role/Reboot. Wednesday morning, 7a.m., the radio alarm blaring. Keep your eyes closed. Don’t move, because you have miraculously woken up in your old life. The bed’s warm, your husband’s snoring next to you. Only the snore is more of a low whine, accompanied…
By: Elizabeth Scarboro / January 30, 2014

Dater X: Mourning Friends And Family After A Breakup

After a relationship ends, you prepare yourself for hard nights missing the other person. Your friends comfort you by telling you someone else out there is even better for you, and that happiness is just around the corner. But no one prepares you…
By: Dater X / November 13, 2013

Happy Halloween! How Will You Die?

I am the quiet, depressed one who is stabbed to death, but returns from the grave to seek my revenge -- which sounds about right. No one's going to stab me to death and get away with it! You? (See larger image here.) [Funny Junk]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 31, 2013

‘Til Death Do Us Part (Not): Husband Buries Dead Wife His Front Yard & Town Isn’t Happy

"Romantic" and "macabre" aren't two words you usually see together. But that's how to describe the plight of James Davis, an Alabama widow who promised to bury his late wife Patsy in the front yard of their home — so that's just what he did. Unfortunately, the town of Stevenson, AL, does not look too…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 23, 2013

Ariel Castro May Have Died From Auto-Erotic Asphyxiation

Just 35 days into his lifetime sentence, Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro reportedly took his own life in his cell. New evidence suggests that his death might not have been a suicide, but rather a case of auto-erotic asphyxiation gone wrong. According to officials, two prison guards falsified logs documenting their…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 10, 2013

Worst First Date Ever: Woman Falls From Her Balcony On The 17th Floor

When someone goes on a bad date it usually has something to do with awkward silences, gross food, a complete lack of connection, or as the case usually is with me, embarrassing occurrences. Some dates are even bad enough to make the…
By: Mary Odell / August 2, 2013

Man Wins Beer Chugging Contest, Promptly Dies

Joaquín Alcaraz Gracia had just been crowned “King of Beer Drinking” in a chugging contest in Spain when he started vomiting nonstop. The goal of the contest is to drink as many liters of beer as possible in 20 minutes and Garcia drank six liters, breaking the contest record. The poor guy was coherent for…
By: Mary Odell / July 23, 2013

Warning: Sex Against Windows May Result In Death

Honestly, this should go without saying, but apparently one couple in China did not see the danger in having sex against a glass window. The glass they were having sex against evidently gave way and the two tragically plummeted to their untimely deaths. Voyeuristic concerns aside, we're not sure that having sex against a window…
By: The Frisky / July 1, 2013

On The Matter Of Mattering In The Aftermath Of A Parent’s Death

It has been five-and-a-half months since my dad died and yet it sometimes feels like it hasn't hit me yet. Even though his ashes are sitting in a box in my apartment. He had been absent from my day-to-day life for years, our interactions limited, at their most intimate,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2013

It’s Time To Cry: Airline Delays Flight So Man Can Say Goodbye To His Dying Mother

When Kerry Drake found out his mother was dying from complications from rheumatoid arthritis, he booked the first flight he could from San Francisco to Lubbock, Texas. The only problem? There were no direct flights, and the United Airlines flights he booked only allowed for a 40 minute layover. On the first leg of hi…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 8, 2013

Girl Talk: This House Is Not Just A House & Other Thoughts On My Dad’s Death

In the few days following my dad's passing a few weeks ago, I received flowers from friends and coworkers, endless phone calls, emails and Facebook messages expressing condolences, and more than a few people offering to help in any way they could. It was wonderful and comforting, to be sure, and would, I thought, kee…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 26, 2012
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