Who among the people depicted below is still alive?

For some time now I’ve kept typing into Google variations on this question: “Which of the people represented on the cover of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band are still alive?”  Lots of sites identify the people, but nowhere does it seem that there is a list of who’s alive and who’s dead.  So I decided to take a few minutes on Wikipedia and make up such a list myself.


Larry Bell

Dion diMucci

Bob Dylan

Paul McCartney*

Ringo Starr

Dead (date of death in parentheses)

Bobby Breen (19 September 2016)

Shirley Temple Black (10 February 2014)

Tony Curtis (29 September 2010)

Richard Merkin (5 September 2009)

Karlheinz Stockhausen (5 December 2007)

Marlon Brando (1 July 2004)

Albert Stubbins (28 December 2002)

George Harrison (29 November 2001)

Huntz Hall (30 January 1999)

William S. Burroughs (2 August 1997)

Terry Southern (29 October 1995)

Marlene Dietrich (6 May 1992)

Fred Astaire (22 June 1987)

Diana Dors (4 May 1984)

Johnny Weissmuller (20 January 1984)

H. C. Westermann (3 November 1981)

John Lennon (8 December 1980)

Mae West (22 November 1980)

Richard Lindner (16 April 1978)**

Issy Bonn (21 April 1977)

Wallace Berman (18 February 1976)

Sonny Liston (30 December 1970)***

Already dead when the album was released:

Lenny Bruce (3 August 1966)

Simon Rodia (16 July 1965)

Stan Laurel (23 February 1965)

Aldous Huxley (22 November 1963)****

Max Miller (7 May 1963)

Marilyn Monroe (5 August 1962)

Stu Sutcliffe (10 April 1962)

Carl Gustav Jung (6 June 1961)

Tyrone Power (15 November 1958)

Oliver Hardy (7 August 1957)

Albert Einstein (18 April 1955)

Dylan Thomas (9 November 1953)

Parmahansa Yogananda (7 March 1952)

George Bernard Shaw (2 November 1950)

Tommy Handley (9 January 1949)

Aleister Crowley (1 December 1947)

W. C. Fields (25 December 1946)

H. G. Wells (13 August 1946)

Tom Mix (12 October 1940)

Sigmund Freud (23 September 1939)

Sri Yukteswar Giri (9 March 1936)

T. E. Lawrence (19 May 1935)

Oscar Wilde (30 November 1900)

Stephen Crane (5 June 1900)

Aubrey Beardsley (16 March 1898)

Lewis Carroll (14 January 1898)

Sri Lahiri Mahasaya (26 September 1895)

Karl Marx (14 March 1883)

David Livingstone (1 May 1873)

Robert Peel (2 July 1850)

Edgar Allan Poe (7 October 1849)

*If you are of this opinion, go ahead and comment.  Someone might respond.  I won’t, but someone might.

**He died on his 50th birthday

***That’s when the police say he died, but there’s a controversy about it

****The same day C. S. Lewis died.  And John F. Kennedy, also.

New Post on Weirdomatic

FotB Alexandra has posted a new gallery on her terrific site, Weirdomatic.  The title is “Happy Things Pictures,” and it’s irresistible. 

Pattern for Plunder

How Shirley Temple earned her ambassadorship

Lately I’ve been looking at Pattern for Plunder, a website that collects found images.  Most of the pictures are disturbing in some way.  A few sfw examples follow the jump.


Jesus Guns


US military uses rifles marked with Bible codes.



The ultimate pesky bugs.

The Answer is Y6

If “Y6” is the answer, what was the question?  Was it to do with that yellow blob crashing into the cartoon woman’s lower back?  I assume it’s crashing into her back, I suppose it might be a cloud of some kind emerging from her rear end.  The stink lines coming off it would support this latter interpretation.  Still, that doesn’t explain “Y6.” 

Photo by Acilius

The rise of the machines


Jesus and Mary Sightings

When I read about the latest Jesus sighting in Methuen, Massachusetts, I thought about making the 1 1/2 hour pilgrimage to see the iron Jesus, but then I remembered I see Jesus in my tea bag every morning.


The image of Jesus is clearly visible within the bagged tea leaves.

Save even more!

If you have a time machine, you can travel back to when they were selling pomegranates for $2.00/lb and save even more!  

WalMart Savings
Photo by Acilius

When I saw this in the store this morning, it reminded me of this picture that I found online a while back.

Praise Pasta

Last night I dreamed my allergist told me I was allergic to- and I quote- “Flying Ravioli Monster.” I questioned her (in my dream) and she explained that particular allergen comes from the inside out. I woke up feeling itchy and snotty. I had somehow forgotten to wheel my air purifier into the bedroom last night.

Of course we all know there’s no Flying Ravioli Monster.

There is, however, a Flying Spaghetti Monster!

Sauce be upon It!