Thursday, August 28, 2008

"100 Things" Author Dead

  • Dave Freeman, co-author of "100 Things to Do Before You Die," a travel guide and ode to odd adventures that inspired readers and imitators, died after hitting his head in a fall at his home. He was 47.
  • The book's recommendations ranged from the obvious — attending the Academy Awards and running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain — to the more obscure — taking a voodoo pilgrimage in Haiti and "land diving" on the Island of Vanuatu, which Freeman once called "the original bungee jumping."
Died after hitting his head? Perhaps he should have re-ordered his list and made "Buying a decent helmet to wear around the house" as his number-one priority?

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11 Comments:

Anonymous westside, inside do-nothing said...

He didn't fall...Chalkie pushed him down the stairs. Don't believe everything the media feeds you.

8/28/2008 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You may have missed that one of the things on his list was to "fix that pesky floorboard that's sticking up!".

8/28/2008 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic - K.G. (023) is negotiating the work schedule. He is a management suck ass! He works a Sat./Sun. DOG on a foot post. I remember K.G. - the suck ass - driving the old Commander (J.D.) in the golf cart at the annual golf outing. I thought K.G. was going to pull down J.D.'s pants at the outting and start blowing him in front of all of us. Thanks for your concern K.G., but just stay on your foot post and leave the working police alone!

8/28/2008 02:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I GUESS WALKING WAS 101.

8/28/2008 07:56:00 AM  
Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

Along time ago, there was a public safety commercial televised:

Stop
Home
Falls!

See what happens when they stopped televising it. Bring it back or more bloodbath!

8/28/2008 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Running with scissors, chain saw juggling, and jogging on the interstate are still on my list.

Oh yeah, I forgot...walking to the train from Navy Pier at night, or any train from "the parks" as well.
That's cool.

but

Walking up and down stairs at home is out. Thanks for the info.

8/28/2008 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Off topic - K.G. (023) is negotiating the work schedule. He is a management suck ass! He works a Sat./Sun. DOG on a foot post. I remember K.G. - the suck ass - driving the old Commander (J.D.) in the golf cart at the annual golf outing. I thought K.G. was going to pull down J.D.'s pants at the outting and start blowing him in front of all of us. Thanks for your concern K.G., but just stay on your foot post and leave the working police alone!

8/28/2008 02:57:00 AM

Great another "non-worker" helping to screw us! Lets all have his work schedule! Who did he blow??

8/28/2008 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow. a helmet shopping trip before you die? nice.

8/28/2008 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

learn how to handle the sauce my friend. but a home helmet is not a bad piece of advice.

8/28/2008 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

K.G is only about K.G. has about 13 yrs on and has always been on a non-existance foot post. The biggest suck ass ever, his only concern is himself, next election vote him out, and please FOP, get him off the scheduling committee.

8/28/2008 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He fell and can't get up!!

8/29/2008 06:18:00 PM  

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