Yes, yes…Halloween isn’t really about death (though it wouldn’t hurt our culture to have one death-centric holiday that promoted less irrational thinking about the matter), but this GOOD Magazine short was simply too uh, good to pass up today. And informative (and very clever) short about the lucrative business of death around the world.
Sure, I could just send you along to Wikipedia’s lengthy article on Mother Russia (or ‘Big Bear’ as it’s known in CB circles), but designer Elena Marus has a much more entertaining take via WOW Russia!
Then there’s the guilty pleasures… I can safely say I’ve read everything Robert Ludlum ever wrote, and I still find myself picking up Nelson DeMille books, even though he hasn’t written an original character in 12 years.
Broadway and Vegas icon Robert Goulet died at age 73 yesterday while awaiting a lung transplant due to pulmonary fibrosis. For most of my life, Goulet was famous for… well, for being Robert Goulet mostly, and it wasn’t until fairly late in my life that I discovered that he started off as a phenomenal talent.
Sadly, there’s not much in the way of good footage of Goulet in his heyday floating around the internet so instead I’ll go with my favorite bit of late-period Goulet and just send you along to the Goulet’s Snooze Bars sight, which tied into the popular Super Bowl commercial from earlier this year.