Tuesday, June 09, 2009

I'll Just Never Understand ....

Anyone else more than a little confused about the whole David Carradine "situation?" In case you don't know, Carradine was an actor probably most remembered for his "Kung Fu" television series of the 1970's ... over the past few years, he's experienced some sort of revival with his notable Yellowbook commercials, as well as his performance in the Kill Bill movies.

However, he's semi-fame will probably now only be a large punchline to many a tasteless late-night joke (not that there's anything wrong with that ...). As you've probably heard, he died of autoerotic asphyxiation ... translation - he died whilst hanging himself and ... ummmmm ... masturbating. If this sounds familiar - you're right - another relatively famous person died doing the same thing quite a few years ago - Michael Hudgins, the lead singer of INXS.

Now, I have done some crazy things in my life, and will probably continue to do more ... however, I've never, ever, ever, ever had the urge to hang myself whilst I played with myself ... I mean, I'd probably rather whack myself on the big toe repeatedly with a mallet.

I mean, is this something like the South Beach diet - are all of these Hollywood celebrities doing this, and if so, why? Will I ever be able to watch a movie with David Carradine and look at him the same way again? I didn't really have much of a problem with INXS - after all, rock stars are just plain nuts to begin with (although, if you were a rock star, you'd probably rather choke to death on your own vomit, than having somebody find you dead with a rope around your neck and your junk ... I'm just saying).

Maybe it was the characters he portrayed in Kung Fu, Kill Bill, and even the Yellowbook commercials ... he just seemed a lot smarter than that, didn't he? Plus, wasn't he like 75 years old? I'm surprised his equipment still worked ... maybe we'll find out sometime down the road that Carradine's family may sue Viagra for causing this.

7 comments:

Heff said...

They've recently released news that his WRISTS were also tied, which could rule out the "wacking" scenario. Murder may now be an objective.

Jeff said...

Just to clarify: it's the hanging part that you don't have the urge to do.

Mama Kat said...

The whole thing is just weird...but it feels GREAT!

Sandi said...

As soon as they said he was found hanging and they thought it was a suicide I knew it was autoerotic Asphyxation. That dude seemed the type.

I don't think it was murder. I think he had one or more underage hooker with him who freaked and got scared.

Lisa said...

The handing/death/masturbation thing is too weird for me, but I'm cracking up at the visual of you repeatedly hammering your big toe with a mallet. Always focused on the wrong thing over here!!! ... babs

El Padrino said...

sounds like a law and order SUV episode

snowelf said...

I think it was murder too. I'm not convinced it wasn't. It's a very odd situation either way though...

--snow