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■You pay 6 bucks for cigarettes that match your outfit ■You like to play dead in public ■You wake up still drunk at 3 in the afternoon with anonymous black lipstick on your face ■The shade of powder you wear is called "Sheet Of Paper" ■The Count was your favorite Sesame Street character as a child ■You wear long, velvet coats in the middle of summer ■You go to Denny's at 5 in the morning and think, "These are my people" ■You think dead flowers are prettier than live ones ■You refer to your age in mortal years ■You buy $15 fishnets and rip them on purpose ■Your combat boots cost more than it takes to feed a third world child for two years ■You've willingly undergone cosmeticdentalsurgery ■You own 16 or more Cleopatra c.d.'s ■You own even 1 Projekt c.d. ■You can't decide whether Morticia Addams or Lily Munster is prettier, then decide Wednesday blows them both away ■You were disappointed to find out that "American Gothic" is a portrait of two farmers ■You think of the hearse as a "family car" ■You own a glow-in-the-dark rosary that alternates between your neck and the rearview mirror in your car ■You fashion your eyeliner after a culture that's been dead over 2000 years ■You have seen "Nightmare before Christmas" more than seven times ■Your purse is large, square and metal ■You argue on whether Poppy Z. Brite or Anne Rice has the more realistic view on vampires ■You and your friends take lengthy drives to visit non-local graveyards ■You spell Vampire either Vampyre or Vamphyre ■Your boyfriend complains that his ribs just don't stick out the way they used to ■Your girlfriend complains that you look better in her black, velvet skirt than she does ■You refer to others as "The Normals" ■You are happy when no one has ever heard of your favorite band ■Christians accost you with pamphlets on the street frequently ■You accost Christians with pamphlets on the street ■You and your boyfriend fight over who gets to wear the fangs ■This list made you depressed
"This instrument consisted of two little forks one set against the other, with the four prongs rammed into the flesh, under the chin and above the chest. A small collar supported the instrument in such a manner that the victims were forced to hold their head erect, thus preventing any movement. The forks did not penetrate any vital points, and thus suffering was prolonged and death avoided. Obviously the victims' hands were tied behind their back."
I'm not sure if the link to this site has been posted previously. If it has, my apologies for the redundancy.
10 Bizarre Things People Have Done In Their Sleep Parasomnias are the class of sleep disorders associated with abnormal sleeptime behavior. One of the most common examples of parasomnia, for example, is somnambulism (better known as sleepwalking).
But as far as parasomnias go, sleepwalking is actually fairly run-of-the mill. Here are ten examples of some of the most interesting, dangerous, and peculiar cases of parasomnia in recent history.
What could be better than spending eternity wrapped in your favorite cured meat?
If your dying wish is to be buried in bacon, a company that specializes in bacon-themed products, such as bacon mayonnaise, bacon salt and bacon lubricant has just the thing for you: a bacon coffin.
J&D’s Foods has created the Bacon Coffin, what they call the world’s first bacon-wrapped casket, according to King 5 News. "Yes, this is really real," wrote J&D owners Justin Esch and David Lefkow in an e-mail press release.
“Bacon Coffins are finished with a painted Bacon and Pork shading and accented with gold stationary handles. The interior has an adjustable bed and mattress, a bacon memorial tube and is completed in ivory crepe coffin linens." The Bacon Coffins are available for $2,999.95 plus shipping.
In the email announcing the Bacon Coffin, Justin and Dave added, "Don’t you judge us, after baconlube (bacon flavored personal lubricant), we all knew it was just going to keep getting weirder. And yeah, your (sic) right we’re probably going to hell for this one."
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