Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting

The other day I posted the following joke on Twitter.
I don't understand erotic asphyxiation. Why not erotic heimlich? Your life would be saved and you'd get dinner.
Yesterday, one of my Twitter pals sent me a link to the following NY Post article on the death of David Carradine.
In a twist that could be straight out of one the "Kill Bill" star's movies, attorney Mark Geragos suggested that Carradine may have been killed as he tried to uncover groups working in the martial-arts underworld.

The lawyer said the actor's family refuses to believe he died in a sadomasochistic sex stunt gone wrong -- despite his being found naked with a rope tied around his neck, wrists and genitals.

The family also refuses to believe he died in a sadomasochistic sex stunt (try saying that ten times fast) even though in 1993 his wife claimed in divorce papers that Carradine was "a fan of potentially deadly kinky sex acts." Perhaps he was only a fan of potentially deadly kinky sex acts with members of the underground martial-arts world.

If it wasn't so tragic it would be hilarious. Actually, it's still pretty hilarious.

Face it Carradine clan, your patriarch liked to get his rocks off by tying his rocks off. "Snatch the rope from my hand, grasshopper and tie it around my neck and nuts!"

But let's play their little game, maybe Carradine was just a klutz and the rope accidentally tied around his neck and genitals when he was trying to hang up a shirt in his closet.

If Geragos is right and I'm wrong, I will be the first to apologize. I will even make a donation to the Former TV Stars Against The Marial-Arts Underworld Foundation if necessary.

But the family has to realize that between the announcement of Carradine's death and the announcement of the cause of his death, he became a punchline. Positing even more bizarre theories does nothing for his legacy.


DamnCat said...

Geragos is doing the family a disservice attempting to promote this BS. A wise advisor would council them to simply say, if asked, "We prefer to remember his life and his good works rather than focus on the circumstances of his death."

If the family wishes to make up stories to tell themselves to make themselves feel better, that is fine - most families do that to some extent. But someone with their best interest at heart would tell them not to air these theories in public as it only fuels unkind comments.

Of course that sort of good advice wouldn't get Geragos any face-time on Larry King.

Traci Skene said...

Exactly. The family has turned this into more of a joke than any of my "unkind comments" ever could. I actually feel bad for David Carradine.