Monday, January 26, 2009
That’s a badass tombstone
Over the past weekend a tragic event took place at a monster truck jam in Madison, Wisconsin. From the AP;
The Dane County Coroner says 41-year-old George Eisenhart Jr. of Chardon, Ohio, died after the accident on Saturday night in Madison. A witness tells the Wisconsin State Journal that Eisenhart walked out in front of one of the monster trucks just as it was about to pass by.
This is not a very positive story but I thought I would take a moment to share my thoughts. The first thing that I thought was that this is extremely sad. No one should have their life cut short so early and in such a freak way. The second thing I thought about was The Royal Tenenbaums and how after Gene Hackman passes away in the end they have a shot of his tombstone that reads;
Royal Tenenbaum died rescuing his family from a destroyed sinking battleship
Of course in the movie he had died from a heart attack but he wanted to have an epitaph that people would take note of. If George Eisenhart Jr. can take any solace from his untimely death, whilst watching the big monster truck jam in the sky, it is that he will most likely have one of the most badass graves of all time.
HERE LIES GEORGE EISENTHART JR.
KILLED BY A FUCKING MONSTER TRUCK
DIED DOING WHAT HE LOVED