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Saturday, October 28, 2006

O Death

Besides my weekly podcast, this weekend I'm also toiling away at a little newspaper article for the Desert Island Books series in The Times (of Malta). One of the books on my list is Timothy Leary's Design for Dying. That is the one of the best books I've ever read about death.

It being Halloween and all that, I don't think I'm indulging too much by bringing up this subject. After all isn't it one of those very few thing we all have in common?

This is not meant to be a long entry. It's just a sign of life.

It's also an excuse to save and share a link to an unusual little website I just discovered called Death Clock. My date of death is estimated as follows on this website:

Optimistic = Friday, January 8, 2066
Pessimistic = Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Normal= Wednesday, December 11, 2041

There are other sites on the web where you can play with this sort of thing. Day4Death is one, Death Meter and The Amazing Death Predictor are a couple of others.

At least only one of these sites told me, "At age 46 you will have a heart attack while eating a deep-fried peanut butter and banana sandwich, Elvis style." Highly unlikely, right?

I'm off to record my podcast now, so I'll be blogging about that by tomorrow morning. Good thing we fall away from daylight savings time tonight.

Anonymous Sabine said...

I'm kinda shocked that according to three of those sites I'll be around for another 30 years or so... though the fourth one insists my body will form part of the Central Park dirt in 4 years time.

Oh well... unless blogging will be prohibited by then, I'll let y'all know when the time comes. :P 

1:51 PM, October 28, 2006
Blogger MaltaGirl said...

Is your title a reference to "O Death" by Ralph Stanley as heard in O Brother Where Art Thou? *grin* 

3:53 PM, October 28, 2006
Blogger wwwitchie said...

Heheheh Ton... this was a little bit more about me than you must have thought when you were writing it.

Mention of DIBs = goes without saying
Mention of Design for Dying = just couldn't finish the first chapter
Mention of Halloween = my birthday
Mention of Death = my pet obsession :-)

Get outta my head! 

5:03 PM, October 28, 2006
Blogger G said...

Optimistis, Pessimistic, Normal? That's very subjective isn't it?! 

11:01 AM, October 29, 2006
Blogger Hsejjes said...

30 more years for me too!! Probably it will be before, at the rate I am going. I always imagine my funeral being held in the morning, with everyone turning up dressed in their best clothes, including hats. No black for my funeral. And I want my favorite songs and music to be played. Am I being morbid??? lol 

5:24 PM, October 29, 2006

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