Ever hear that "the show must go on"? Wonder if Copperfield was fealing up to snuff before he collapsed during the show in Canada?How can such gifted people be so stupid?
Didn't Skinner have some emotional/mental difficulties? I don't think it's fair to call someone with his problems an idiot or stupid.Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Really, Houdini was such an idiot: like Mike Skinner, he died because he was stubborn and wouldn't go to a doctor. How can such gifted people be so stupid?
Actually, it looks like you mis-wrote your post. You wrote:Bill, you misread my post. I said that Houdini was stupid and stubborn. I only said that Mike Skinner was stubborn.
Houdini had a bad reputation of having hecklers beaten up.
Probably!! But can you imagine the conversations he has with his wife?Well, Terry, if he's very direct and to the point, he should do a good job looking where the sun don't shine!
A Luddite who uses a PC (Mac?) to connect to the Internet and communicate via email?Originally posted by Lisa Cousins:
Whenever the undisclosed information becomes disclosed, somebody with cable needs to remember to put an update here for the benefit of us Luddites.
Originally posted by Bill Jackson:
Here's an interesting bit I haven't heard discussed. Years ago I went to the local university library and looked up the original newspapers when Houdini died. In one article I read something I haven't seen in books and was wondering if anyone else has comments on it. Houdini had hung on longer than doctors expected and the public was hoping for a recovery. The article says that the doctors decided to administer "an experimental medicine" and Houdini then died within three hours! What was this "experimental medicine?"