After playing the role of Travis Redfish in the movie Roadie (which had cameos by Debbie Harry, Roy Orbison and Hank Williams, Jr., but was still a box office flop), Meat Loaf got his voice back, got off drugs, played softball, and started to work on his new album in 1980. — It’s sentence-zillas like this that make Wikipedia one of my favorite places.
More wagging. Less barking. — Professor Elemental
"Dead" is what they called it.
That was just a bit more than a decade before I was born.
By that definition, July 9th, 2013 was quite literally the first day of the rest of my life.
That morning, at my request, my heart was stopped, my lungs collapsed, that same heart was cut open, my mitral valve was modified, and then the heart was stitched back together, with an additional teflon ring and metal clip contained therein.1
It still dumbfounds me that I am able to sit here and type this.
This morning, my wife greeted me with “Happy Heart Start Day!”.
I’m a pretty lucky one-year-old.
Having my breastbone sawn in half, then wired and clamped back together, was one of the less traumatic things to happen to me that day. ↩
GPOYW - “How Many Cameras Does This Guy Carry?” EditionClockwise, from top: iPad 4th Generation, Samsung Galaxy S4, iPhone 5s.
If your pitch doesn’t end with ‘and the cops can’t do shit’, your startup idea sucks. — Tobias Anderrson
The End is nigh