It’s a cliché. Mothers encourage their children to make sure they have clean underwear on. Why? Because, you don’t want someone to see your dirty underwear if you get into an accident.
Of course, mothers do not say this because they want to keep you from being embarrassed. If you are in a car accident the force of which rips your pants right off of you, exposing your dirty underwear, you are probably not in a position to worry about how bright and white they are at that point. In fact, if you see it coming, you’ll probably carpet bomb your boxers anyway.
The point is: your mom’s not worried about how this stuff will affect you, she’s worried about what other people will think about her. But, in the end she’s right. You should not embarrass your mother or anyone else who knows you by having the world exposed to your dirty underwear.
I guess it’s pretty obvious at this point that David Carradine’s mother never had this conversation with him.
Yesterday, it was reported that Carradine was found hanged in a hotel room in Bangkok. This in itself immediately throws up a red flag. At one point, it was reported that it was a homicide. Then, later it was reported as a suicide. At the end of the day, I saw a report that he was also found nude. Nude…, hanging…, Thailand…. You knew at that point it was going to be sordid.
So, today we awoke with a start to find out that he was found nude in a closet with shoelaces tied around the closet rod, his neck, and his penis…alone. [shudder] This is never good.
The world will never be able to hear the phrase, “Snatch the pebble from my hand” without giggling again.
The Foxnews story doesn’t get any better. Several things in it caught me as interesting. First, the name of police spokesman who commented on the case was Lt. Gen. Worapong Chewprecha. Greatest name ever.
The second odd thing was the options given as a cause of death. “The two ropes were tied together,” he said. “It is unclear whether he committed suicide or not or he died of suffocation or heart failure due to an orgasm.” I’ll bet Carradine’s mother would not choose the oragasm option.
I found the following quote interesting. “All we can say is, we know David would never have committed suicide,” said Tiffany Smith, of Binder & Associates, his management company. “We’re just waiting for them to finish the investigation and find out what really happened. He really appreciated everything life has to give … and that’s not something David would ever do to himself.” I think the obvious question at this point is; Is anyone in a position claim to know what motivated Carradine and what he was capable of ‘doing to himself’ at this point?
Finally, he was 72. I guess if people are going to continue to prove that they are incapable of knowing when its time to leave their privates alone, we will have to legislate the point at which the privates are no longer allowed to be used for sexual functions.
In a related story, residents of Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, England in a failed attempt to balance to karmic implications of the Carradine imbroglio have changed the name of Butt Hole Road to Archers Way.
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