Monty Python’s “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” has knocked Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” off the top of the list of most commonly played songs at funerals.
The headline alone was heartbreaking: Laylah Petersen, 5, Shot While Sitting On Grandpa's Lap. But it's the haunting images from Laylah's funeral that I just can't shake: her tiny, child-sized casket; the agony etched into the facesShow More Summary
The Buffalo Bills have a theme song: "The Shout Song." At this point, the New York Jets should take up one of their own. Here's a suggestion: "Funeral March." The Jets fell to the Bills Monday night in Detroit, 38-3, in what may have been the most lopsided, embarrassing loss of the year. Show More Summary
Friends of Jennifer Gable were astonished when they attended her open casket funeral to discover her dressed as a man, complete with short haircut and suit. Her identity as a trans woman was completely erased and replaced with her former self, the version of her that her father was more comfortable with, reports Miami Herald. […]
An Idaho family was roundly criticized for erasing their trans daughter’s identity in her obituary and at her funeral following her sudden death last month, the Miami Herald reported. Friends of Jennifer Gable said her family dressed her in a man’s suit with a short haircut for her...
It is often remarked that the Ship of State is the one ship which leaks from the top. Thus even before the blatantly theatrical political funeral dirge conducted at the White House in which President Obama announced that Secretary of...Show More Summary
Friends of a 32-year-old Idaho woman who died suddenly of a brain aneurysm last month said they were shocked to find that her family had cut her hair short and dressed her in a suit for her open-casket funeral, presenting her as a man. Jennifer Gable, a trans woman born with the name Geoffrey, had been presenting as a woman for the past few years. Read more...
I hate to sound grim early on a Monday, but English newspaper, The Independent, reports the Monty Python song, "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" is the top song played at funerals in the UK; WAY TO GO, ERIC IDLE! Also, someone...Show More Summary
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Gary Kwok, whose father, Wai Kuen Kwok, was killed when he was pushed off a Bronx subway platform into the path of an oncoming subway train on Nov. 16, led a funeral procession for him on Mulberry Street in Chinatown in Manhattan on Sunday.
Jennifer Gable, an Idaho transgender woman who died of a brain aneurysm in October, was presented at an open casket by her family as a man.
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A couple days ago, you might've come across this video of a guy on a bike doing an awesome loop-the-loop for a slightly cringe-worthy promo for Microsoft's Cortana. BUt before he was shilling for #Brands, Danny Macaskill was making far better videos with his friends, and setting them to Band of Horses' breakthrough single, The Funeral. Read more...
Friends of a transgender woman who died suddenly in October were shocked to see their friend presented as a man in an open casket during her funeral service reports The Miami Herald. Jennifer Gable, born Geoff Gable, died suddenly o...
If you're in any contest at all where you can win or lose, try to win. - Mike Nichols Terry Teachout remembers the great comedian/director and includes a clip of The $65 Funeral comedy skit with Elaine May.
On Oct. 9, Jennifer Gable reportedly died of a sudden death at the youthful age of 32. According to The Miami Herald, Gable who lived as a transgender woman, suffered an aneurysm at Wells Fargo where she worked as a customer service coordinator. Show More Summary
Reviewed by Patrick Naugle Quote: "After the second episode I was ready to turn my DVD player into a boat and give this series an electronic Viking funeral."
By Susan Guyett FISHERS Ind. (Reuters) - Muslims in Indiana held a funeral service on Friday for Abdul- Rahman Kassig, formerly known as Peter, who was beheaded by Islamic State militants in Syria after being held captive for a year....Show More Summary
Baby Boomers in the UK play “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” more than any other track
CMT's Party Down South 2 premiered last night with a hot new bunch of burgeoning alcoholics, and things quickly went from harmless fun to potential funeral when new cast member Karynda passed out drunk in the pool. Read more...