World Cup Death Watch

Station Manager Ken is tracking World Cup-related deaths from the world over at WFMU’s Beware of the Blog. One man died after a night of excessive World Cup drinking, six died in Haiti after a gang fight over a generator to power TV sets running World Cup games, and in Somalia, two World Cup fans were shot dead — just for watching the games. And there’s more. Check it out.

Also of interest (maybe — the one with the dog being beheaded I don’t think I’d watch on a dare) are the five titles Ken picked when polled on his top films of all time. The Grizzly Man parody is amusing and the Westboro Baptist Church video (from the folks who brought you godhatesfags.com), which argues that New York City got exactly what was coming to it (from the hand of God!) on 9/11, is among the most aggressively offensive things I’ve ever seen. (In the same ballpark: the sanctimoniously creepy Diary of an Unborn Child (MP3 link), recorded by “Lil Markie”, is one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever heard — it scares the hell out of me.)

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