Saturday, April 16, 2011
Swedish "promession" firm will freeze-dry your corpse, then crumble it up and spread it in the garden -- via UPI.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Historical writer and innovative television producer and director -- via the Guardian.
Shortstop with the (Philadelphia) A's, Reds, Red Sox and the (Boston) Braves -- via philly.com. He was the oldest living player from a World Series-winning team, the 1940 Reds. He is mentioned in the famous, funny baseball jazz tune by Dave Frishberg, "Van Lingle Mungo."
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
A pioneering advocate of ethical business principles -- via the Guardian.
Sound engineer and producer -- via audioz.info. He was the one to capture the sound of perfectionists Steeley Dan; he also worked extensively with John Denver. Who else did he record? the Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Crosby Stills & Nash, Roy Orbison, Placido Domingo, Rickie Lee Jones, Mark Knopfler and many others. He went to high school with Frank Zappa -- they goofed around and recorded Frank's early music together.