Saturday, May 28, 2005

Making myself feel better day by day.

It's when you read posts like this on a factoid website that you realize that you're not QUITE as dumb as you thought that you were:

Playwright Tennessee Williams died after choking on the cap of a bottle of eyedrops (one man wrote me to say he knew a woman who knew TW personally and that it had been an aspirin bottle cap). He was a habitual pill-taker and drunk, and in an impaired state he put the cap in his mouth, mistaking it for another pill. It got stuck; The End.

Brilliant playwright. Dumbass.

Oh, and this one was pretty good too:

Union General John Sedgewick was killed during the Battle of Spotsylvania on May 9, 1864 while sitting on his horse and making the comment that the confederate troops were so inept that they "couldn't hit an elephant from this dis - - - " Those were his last words.


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