Watch GWAR Singer Oderus Urungus’ Fiery Viking Funeral

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At GWAR's annual GWAR B-Q, the thrash metal band paid tribute to lead singer David Brockie aka Oderus Urungus (who died of a heroin overdose in March) by laying out his Oderus costume on a small Viking ship and setting it on fire. Watch the touching and dramatic moment the fiery arrow hits the funeral pyre below. ... Watch Now

For the Love of God, STOP TWEETING “Genie, You’re Free!” – It’s a Contagion for Copycat Suicides

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Your Twitter and Instagram feeds were probably nothing but nothing but pictures of Robin Williams Monday night, right? And you probably saw the image of Aladdin hugging the genie about a thousand times. More than 270,000 people have shared the tweet, which means that as many as 69 million people have seen it.The problem? It violates ... See the Rest

Texas Chainsaw Massacre Star Marilyn Burns Dead at 65


Scream Queen Marilyn Burns, who played Sally Hardesty in the 1974 classic  horror film Texas Chainsaw Massacre, died August 5 at her home in Houston, Texas. “She was found unresponsive by a family member this morning in her Houston, TX area home. Her family asks for privacy at this time. Further details will be released later,” Marilyn’s ... See the Rest

Once More, With Feeling: Elaine Stritch Sings Her Signature Songs

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Two for the road. The iconic Elaine Stritch performs two of her signature songs "The Ladies Who Lunch" and "I'm Still Here." She's not anymore (here) but she'll never be forgotten. What a woman! First up: "The Ladies Who Lunch" from Company. A bitter, biting, and vodka-soaked toast to empty-headed society swans who waste their time with ... See the Rest

Steve Moore in Drop Dead Gorgeous (A Tragicomedy): The Power of HIV Positive Thinking

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In this 7 1/2 minute distillation of the WOW documentary Drop Dead Gorgeous (A Tragicomedy): The Power of Positive Thinking, comic Steve Moore talks about his world view, his life, and the disease that became a major part of his life. It's a wonderful tribute to someone who made us laugh and touched our ... Watch Now

RIP Comedian and Writer Steve Moore

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We're just learning that comedian and longtime friend of WOW Steve Moore passed away May 24th, two weeks shy of his 60th birthday. Writes Fenton Bailey: "In the early '90s, Steve took the brave step of turning his HIV condition into a blisteringly and brutally funny comedy routine. When he threatened to open a vein and take out the whole front row, ... See the Rest

Maverick Pharmacologist Sasha Shulgin “The Godfather of Ecstasy” Dies at 88

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Raise your glowsticks, everybody. Pioneering pharmacologist and folk hero Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin – best known for introducing MDMA, the purest form of ecstasy, to psychologists in the 70s – passed away yesterday at the age of 88. During his lifestime he synthesized hundreds of new psychoactive chemicals that he first tested on himself and later ... See the Rest

The Obamas Pay Tribute to Frankie Knuckles

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Incredibly kind words from the President and First Lady acknowledging the legacy of DJ legend Frankie Knuckles. In an open letter dated April 17 and shared Tuesday morning by DJ David Morales, the Obamas write that Knuckles' work "helped open minds and bring people together, blending genres to capture our attention and ignite our imagination. He ... See the Rest