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  1. You Can Now Appoint a Facebook “Heir” to Run Your Account After You Die

    Surprise! Mortality!

    Rather than continuing to freeze the accounts of deceased users, starting today Facebook is giving members the option to elect a "legacy contact" to handle their profile posthumously.

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  2. An Analysis in Grief: 10 Harry Potter Deaths We Did Not Get Over

    It's still a sore subject for many. Even after all this time, the very mention of The Half-Blood Prince or The Deathly Hallows can ignite a twinge of pain for Potterheads around the world. Seven years later (or three years later, depending on how you look at it), we're still not over the tragic deaths of these characters.

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  3. Google’s “Hey, Let’s Just Cure Death” Company Calico Launches New Website

    Googles never say die!

    Last year Google launched a side project that's fairly ambitious—curing death. Yup. That death. The company is called Calico, shortened from California Life Company. They just launched a new site. There's not much information on it yet. It's just some broad language about extending life and a look at the current team, but we can probably expect to see more soon.

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  4. Are Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and Twilight Fans Death Obsessed?

    At the very least they're obsessed with sequels.

    One common theme between the Hunger GamesHarry Potter, and Twilight series is death, but does that mean that fans of those series are "death obsessed"? According to Live Science some psychologists think so.

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  5. A Dark Day In Riverdale: Archie To Die A Violent Death In Upcoming Issue

    Everyone pour out a chocolate malted in tribute.

    Excuse me if the above image makes me miss the simpler stories of my youth: Archie Comics CEO John Goldwater says Riverdale's everyman Archie Andrew will meet his maker in an upcoming issue of Life With Archie, and judging from the cover, his demise may be disturbingly adult.

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  6. Pennsylvania Man Survives Chainsaw to the Neck, Lives to Tell About It, Earns Geekosystem’s Admiration

    We haven't 100% ruled out that he's really a Highlander though.

    Just another normal day on the job, doing your usual tasks, sawing some wood, when suddenly the chainsaw you're using gets out of control and attacks your neck. That usually ends in tragedy, but for James Valentine of Pennsylvania it ends in everyone thinking you're a total badass. He survived.

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  7. Science Can Use Your Blood To Determine If Your Death Is Imminent

    I don't know if I'd even want to know.

    You know how you're supposed to live life to the fullest because any moment could be your last? Turns out, science may have figured out a way to pin that time-frame down a bit for you. With new blood tests, researchers from Finland and Estonia think they can tell whether or not you're going to live beyond the next five years.

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  8. Be Buried in Bacon Coffin After Dying at an Early Age Because of Your Love for Bacon

    You might want to get one a size up, though. You know, cuz of all that bacon you'll be eating.

    Okay, that's it, Internet. You've ruined bacon for me. Seriously, I was with y'all when it came to the bacon jewelry and the bacon flavored jelly beans and the bacon vodka and the bacon suits -- but this bacon coffin? This is too much. Shut it down.

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  9. How and Why I’m Donating My Body to Science

    I don't plan on ever dying, but it's good to have a backup plan.

    I might die some day. I know. I'm bummed too. Hopefully not anytime soon, but I started thinking about my post-death options recently after a relative's funeral. While "never die ever" is still at the top of my list, I've decided that donating my body to science should be my alternative. It's not like I'm going to be doing anything with it after I'm dead. I might as well help science.

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  10. Things We Saw Today: Someone Managed To Improve The Excellent The Wolverine Poster

    Things We Saw Today

    The Wolverine struggled through some pretty bad posters before arriving back at the striking sumi-e inspired portraits of its characters. It seems that graffiti artist Poster Boy NYC believed that Logan could look even more intimidating in the poster, however, with the help of some strategic subway poster vandalism. (via Co.Create)

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