Tag Archives: Stroke

Heaven Can Wait

Oh dear, Rapture man, Harold Camping, has had a stroke. He was rushed to hospital on Thursday night. It’s believed he will recover, though his speech may now be affected. I guess he’s one of us.

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RIP Phoebe Snow

Remember Phoebe Snow the singer of the 70’s and 80’s? Sadly she has passed away at the age of 60 from complications of a stroke yesterday. Best remembered for her hit Poetry Man and Every Night, Snow gave birth to a daughter with severe brain damage in 1975 and stopped touring to take care of her full time.Her daughter wasn’t expected to live beyond childhood but lived until 2007. Snow continued to release albums throughout thr 80’s and 90’s and was planning to go back into the recording studio before her stroke.

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Ben Ali In A Coma

Remember deposed Tunisian leader Zine el Abidine Ben Ali? You know, the dude with the spend thrift wife who fled to Saudi Arabia with billions of bullion a few weeks back, prompting a tsunami of  unrest in the Middle East and North Africa? Yeah, him. Well he’s in a coma after suffering a stroke.

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RIP J Paul Getty III

Remember the grandson of oil magnate J Paul Getty? You know, the one who lost an ear during a kidnapping in 1973. Come on people,  dig deep. The 16 year old was in Rome when he got napped and the family procrastinated on paying the ransom because they thought it was just him trying to squeeze money out of his tight assed grandpa. Later the kidnappers sent a lock of the young Getty’s hair and one of his ears to a newspaper to prove it wasn’t no hoax. Ring any bells? Gramps eventually coughed up $2.8 million in ransom money but told his son the money was a loan and expected it paid back to him at 4% interest. J Paul Getty III was later found frail and shivering on a highway 5 months after having been kidnapped. The experience left the young man traumatized and he eventually fell into cocaine and heroin addiction. In 1981 he had a massive stroke which left him paralyzed and in need of around the clock care.This time daddy (who had inherited Getty seniors wealth following his death in 1976) refused to pay the medical bills and it was a judge who finally forced the wealthy father to cough up.J Paul Getty the “golden hippie” died on saturday surrounded by family in England, he was only 54.RIP.

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Archie Roach Hospitalized

A big shout out to indigenous Aussie singing legend, Archie Roach, who suffered a stroke in Broome while visiting a remote Aboriginal community yesterday. I love this guy’s music and hope he has a speedy recovery!

Psst Sadly, the sound on this clip is really low, so I have posted a second clip which was made a disgruntled orphan and has really nothing to do with Roach other than using his fantastic song.

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Leave Him Alone, He’s Dead!

New evidence has uncovered Vladimir Lenin, that Russian revolutionary, died from syphilis and not a stroke like first believed. And this affects history how?

Psst Lucky his middle name didn’t start with a “D”!

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