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Well, I’ll be damned

Jerry Maren, last of the Munchkins, has died aged 98. I didn’t think little people lived that long!

He was the middle of the Lollipop Guild trio. The one who handed the lollipop to Dorothy. He had kind of an interesting life, if you follow the link to the not-very-well-written Wikipedia article.

According to the article, “A small number of anonymous female extras are also reported to survive; as they were technically dwarves and not midgets, they are not counted as Munchkins.” Which I think is pretty darned ableist.

He died May 24. When someone pointed out (thank you, bogie) that he was a pick in the Dead Pool, I was sure there was last minute hanky panky. Who would’a thunk, after all?

But no, spunkus picked him fair and square on April 22. Step forward, spunkus, and claim your dick!

You know what that means: Tomorrow. 6WBT. Dead Pool Round 109. Getcher stiff, getcher stiff right here!

p.s. if you’re at all into YouTube, I recommend you give Cecil of D.I.C.K. and Comics a listen. It started as a piss-take of Diversity & Comics, but he’s funny in his own right. His last review was of the Wizard of Oz, which he described as “three bitches fighting over a hot pair of shoes.”


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 7, 2018, 10:31 pm

I love his perspective on The Wizard Of Oz.

I think he’s on to something there!

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 7, 2018, 11:12 pm

Arent there munchkin #metoo stories? Something about them groping Judy under her skirt.

Comment from RushBabe
Time: June 8, 2018, 12:37 pm

I read that too. Apparently, Judy Garland was disgusted with them and said they got drunk every night and were quite pervy.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: June 8, 2018, 4:34 pm

I liked the Coroner myself.
If he were still here he could aver that Jerry was not merely dead, but really most sincerely dead.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: June 8, 2018, 5:51 pm

Imma lay down the marker – Since Charles Krauthammer has declared his impending mort, he’s officially off-limits IAW Rule Zero.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 8, 2018, 5:53 pm

Yeah, but Judy Garland used to get drunk and hopped up on goofballs or whatever and go on the talk shows and make shit up. I heard one of the Munchkins interviewed and she said they were very strictly chaparoned during the filming and that Garland was just babbling totally off her nut.

Comment from Matt Harris
Time: June 8, 2018, 6:08 pm

Why would Krauthammer be affected by Rule 0? While he is dying, his date is TBD, not “circled on the calendar”.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: June 8, 2018, 8:08 pm

Not to be morose or nothing.

But ain’t none of us gettin outta this place alive.
We’re all TBD.

“Stand! Stand! to your glasses steady!
Tis all we have left to prize;
One cup to the dead already
Hurrah! for the next that dies.”

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 9, 2018, 4:12 am

@DurnedYankee – …and Keynes said, “In the long run we’re all dead.” True, that, but I plan on making that run as long as I can make it.

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