Saturday, June 6, 2009

Not what most people want to be remembered for

Grasshopper, grasshopper. . . we're all so disappointed in you. . . although as soon as I'd heard that he'd died in Thailand I knew we were going to be reading something like this:

Thai police officers investigating the death of David Carradine, the American actor who made his name in the "Kung Fu" television series in the 1970s, say he most likely died of asphyxiation, possibly when an autoerotic sex game went wrong.

Carradine, 72, was found naked in a closet in an upscale Bangkok hotel on Thursday with cords around his neck and his genitals. The police are checking DNA found on the cords, but say they found no signs of a struggle, suggesting that Carradine might have either tied himself up or submitted voluntarily to his incapacitation.

And you know, I'm not sure which is worse -- the fact the dude was stupid enough to do something like this to himself, or the rather appalling mental image of a naked 72-year-old has-been celebrity.


  1. The only reason I can think of for a 70something has-been actor to be in a Bangkok hotel is the sex trade that Bangkok is famous for, especially the trade in little tiny children for the delight of fat old white men who are only too happy to indulge their worst impulses. Would that they'd all die in such a lurid way, preferably by their own hand.

  2. Exactly. In fact I was a little surprised to read that it was auto-eroticism gone bad and not that he'd had a heart attack while popping Viagra and banging an 8-year-old.

  3. Ditto to both you and Utah. Just so everyone knows, when I get a little older, I refuse to go abroad for kinky sex! I'm just too damn tired. :)

  4. I was sort of's not like he is a 30-something. And I am sure his current wife wasn't thrilled either.


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