For the record, the Pithy Morbid Thought contest has officially ended and prize-winners have been selected! Winners were announced live with much drama on twitter.com/MikeArnzen this morning. I assigned all entrants a number and used http://random.org to pull random winners out of the virtual hat, then announced as I went a long live on twitter.
Below are the prize winners (visit their websites if they provided them) along with links to information about the titles they won. Congrats one and all. — Mike Arnzen, http://gorelets.com
“When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I’ve never tried before.” -Mae West d. 1980
“The graveyards are full of indispensable men.” – Charles de Gaulle (Died 1970)
Chris Valk won a signed paperback of 100 JOLTS for:
“It’s not that I’m afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”
– Woody Allen
The Monster Called Hollywood
“If they tell you that she died of sleeping pills you must know that she died of a wasting grief, of a slow bleeding at the soul. ” -Clifford Odets (1963)
I want to die like my father, peacefully in his sleep, not screaming and terrified like his passengers.
— Bob Monkhouse (December 2003)
Though the contest is over, you can still post a ‘pithy morbid thought’ — a dark quotable quote from a dead person — if you would like to share it.