Ravings From The Bog


Disgusted.
August 25, 2009, 10:51 am
Filed under: America, Entertainment, Movies, Society, Taboos, Thoughts | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Marilyn MonroeI am disgusted by the recent sale of a burial plot directly above that of the actress, Marilyn Monroe. The original owner gave instructions before he died that he wanted to be buried face down “facing” the interred remains of Marilyn Monroe – what sort of sick bastard thinks this way? He and his wife were cut from the same cloth obviously. She moved her husband’s remains to make money and has used the actor’s allure to feather her own nest in a mercenary and disgusting fashion.

What will happen in twenty or thirty years? Will another widow decide to sell the new buyer’s plot and make a few more dollars? Will the remains of Marilyn Monroe become a macabre attraction for perverts beyond the grave? From what I’ve read, Marilyn was vulnerable in life and now she’s vulnerable in death. If I had enough money, I’d buy the plot myself so that it would remain undisturbed in perpetuity, rather than become a revolving door of disrespect.

The burial vault above the remains of Hollywood film star Marilyn Monroe has been sold for more than $4.6m (£2.8m).

More than 20 offers, starting at $500,000, were received for the space, located in the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles.

The vault had been advertised on the auction website eBay by the widow of the current occupier.

The name of the buyer has not been revealed – except for the initials OS, used to take part in the auction.

The space was auctioned by the widow of the man buried – face down – above Monroe, to raise enough cash to pay off the mortgage on her Beverly Hills home, the Los Angeles Times reported earlier this month.

His remains would be moved sideways to a neighbouring plot to make room for the new occupant, said widow Elsie Poncher.

Her eBay advert was entitled “Spend eternity directly above Marilyn Monroe”.

Richard Poncher died 23 years ago at the age of 81.

The Westwood Village Memorial Park is the final resting place for many celebrities, including Dean Martin, Natalie Wood, Truman Capote and Farrah Fawcett.

The space next to Monroe’s vault was sold in 1992 to the publisher of Playboy magazine, Hugh Hefner, for $75,000.

BBC News

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The Wire’s David Simon Coming to Belfast
May 12, 2009, 10:07 pm
Filed under: America, Belfast, Culture, Entertainment, TV | Tags: , , , , ,

Stringer BellI’ve just bought my tickets for David Simon’s talk at the newly reopened Ulster Hall at the end of this month. Great to see such a distinguished writer and director visiting Belfast. Really looking forward to it! I’m currently watching The Corner on DVD which features a lot of the actors later involved in The Wire. Quality acting.



BBC Finally Loses Plot – Zionist Lobby Strikes Again

Saddest Picture EverHas the BBC finally lost the plot? It would appear so. They’ve even adopted the Israeli governments tactic of lying straight to our faces, about an agreement with other major media groups not to hold a donation campaign. Sky BSB vehemently denied ever making any such arrangement. We’ve come to expect this pro-Israeli bias from their coverage of the slaughter of innocents in Gaza over recent weeks. They should be demanding that the Israeli government face war crimes tribunals (but then they did nothing about the Sabra and Shatila massacres back in 1982 either), or at least be asking the obvious questions, like why aren’t the Israelis being made to finance the rebuilding of Gaza as they obliterated it in the first place. Too many Zionists in high places, methinks!



Guantanamo Bay Closing Down Sale!

This is hilarious! Hopefully something similar will happen soon…



Starbucks Denies Supporting Israeli Zionism

 

Starbucks Denial

Starbucks released a statement on it’s website denying its rumoured support for Israel and the savage brutality of it’s invasion of Gaza. Coincidentally, the window of the Starbucks directly outside the Israeli was one of the first to be broken in yesterday’s protest riot in London.

January 5, 2009
Rumor Response: Starbucks Statement re: Support of Israel   

Rumors that Starbucks Coffee Company and its management support Israel are unequivocally false.  
 
Starbucks is a publicly traded company with stores in 49 countries. Though our thousands of partners (employees) and business associates around the globe have diverse views and share many beliefs about a wide range of topics, our primary focus remains to deliver the best customer experience possible. Starbucks is a non-political organization and does not support political causes. Further, the political preferences of a Starbucks partner at any level have absolutely no bearing on Starbucks company policies. 

Contact Information:
Starbucks Customer Relations
(800) 235-2883
info@starbucks.com



Scoop of Obama?
January 11, 2009, 6:16 pm
Filed under: America, I Want One!, News, Politics & Current Affairs | Tags: , , , ,

Yes Pecan!

Special edition ice cream will hitting the shelves very shortly across the US in celebration of the inauguration of president-elect Barack Obama. Sold as Yes, Pecan!, it related to the campaign slogan Yes We Can! used by Obama’s team prior to the November election.



Google And Ingenuity Saves Child
January 9, 2009, 10:11 pm
Filed under: America, News, Technology | Tags: , , ,

GoogleQuick thinking by a police officer and a firefighter in Athol, Mass, and use of Google technology helped find a missing, allegedly kidnapped, child. Google Done Good!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7820984.stm