Monday, August 28, 2006

I WIN!





This year for my birthday I decided to have a big slice of bitter humor with a tall cool glass of in poor taste. Dead at 27 is a rock and roll legend that some date back to Robert Johnson and his deal at the crossroads. That's actually a small part of a much larger story I've been collecting notes on the past few years (and, in all honesty, will probably never be written - ah, well). This gag has been kind of distilled from that.

Anyway, happy birthday to me.

23 comments:

Markus said...

I wish you all the best for your 28th birthday :-)

Markus

Dad said...

Happy birthday, indeed. I wish we could be there to celebrate with you personally, but, alas, life goes on busily.

Love,
Dad

Fabricari said...

Happy birthday - now you get to look forward to the next milestone: dead at 33. Ready the crucifix!

Wifey said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I love you so much!

Love,
Rachelle

Neil said...
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Neil said...

Truly, Happy Birthday! In caveman ages you would be ancient! You old man!

Oh, nice comic btw.

Grant said...

Who's the last guy? Sid Vicious?

Jimmy said...

Many happy returns, old man.

Tymmi said...

Thanks everybody! I made it through the day safely so I'm oficially twenty-eight now. I appreciate all the good will and thanks stopping by here.

Yeah, Grant, that is Sid Vicious.
Hey! How about a dull old Jamaican ten cent piece to the first person to name everyone pictured? Bonus points for birth names too!

Grant said...

Kurt Cobain, James Dean, Jim Morrison, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, aw man . . . she's stumping me. . . Sid Vicious of course at the end.

Grant said...

whoops. . . I guess John Lennon is really you :)

Grant said...

Karen Carpenter for the second to last pic?

Grant said...

Dwayne Allman third from the bottom

Tymmi said...

K. Cobain, J. Morrison, J. Hendrix, B. Jones, J. Joplin, Sid Vicious and me are all there. I think that the guy you think is Jim Morrison actually is not (crummy, tiny little pictures).

James Dean - no, not a musician (I'm the only non rockstar there)

Third one up - not Dwayne Allman.

Karen Carpenter died in her thirties, making her ineligible for the list. I think that 70's era androgyny is kinda fouling you up on that picture anyway - it's a guy.

I followed a couple rules when I made the list here. First, they were all dead by the age of twenty-seven. Next, all of them died from either drug overdoses or suicide (excluding Morrison, Jones, and myself - but Jones and Morrison's death's have the taint of rock excess as well). And it's all in alphabetical order by last name (or assumed last name in Sid Vicious' case)

There's a couple semi-obscure musicians here (not super obscure but not all that popular, these days) and such tiny pictures make it even harder. I can post the list if you want.

Grant said...

Is the Jim Morrison guy actually Nick Drake? I'm addicted to this!

Tymmi said...

Yes it is.

You're getting closer! Remember, Ten whole (Jamaican) cents is on the line here!

Grant said...

OK so maybe "James Dean" is Ian Curtis of Joy Division. "Dwane Allman" is maybe Ron McKernan from the Grateful Dead. "Karen Carpenter" might be Gram Parsons from the Byrds.

I'm grasping at straws here. . .

Tymmi said...

You've actually named everyone there, but not always for the right picture (and now you have some extra names)

Grant said...

1. Kurt Cobain 2. Ian Curtis 3. Nick Drake 3. Tim 4. Jimi Hendrix 5. Brian Jones 6. Janis Joplin 7. Ron McKernan 8. Gram Parsons 9. Sid Vicious

Tymmi said...

So close. Just one off.

Beardy-Beard Beard said...

1. Kurdt Cobain 2. Ian Curtis 3. Nick Drake 3. Tim 4. Jimi Hendrix 5. Brian Jones 6. Janis Joplin 7. Jim Morrison 8. Gram Parsons 9. Sid Vicious.

Curtis I didn't know. And I didn't recognize Parsons. And Allman is spelled "Duane." For in interesting study in coincidences, look into the deaths of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley from ABB.

beardy-Beard Beard said...

And another belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I feel like a schmuck for missing it. Still want to take me to Cedar Point? I'll drive.

Tymmi said...

Well, Chris, you got the list right. After Grant did all that legwork, too. I guess you're stuck with a useless coin now. Ha Ha!

Thanks again, everyone, for the birthday wishes. I think this has become the longest thread ever, here at this blog.

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