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(Chicago Breaking News)   Peter Billingsly discovers dead guy in hotel room. A crummy cadaver? Son of a biatch   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 67
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2011-08-22 09:16:49 PM  
Oh, life is like that. Sometimes, at the height of our revelries, when our joy is at its zenith, when all is most right with the world, the most unthinkable disasters descend upon us.
 
2011-08-22 09:31:53 PM  
i want to punch him for "the break up," but i want to punch myself for watching it. we'll call it even.
 
2011-08-22 09:35:09 PM  
Later that night, alone in the backyard, he buried O'Brien next to the garage. Now I could never be sure, but I thought that I heard the sound of "Taps" being played, gently.
 
2011-08-22 09:35:18 PM  

strangeguitar: Oh, life is like that. Sometimes, at the height of our revelries, when our joy is at its zenith, when all is most right with the world, the most unthinkable disasters descend upon us.


WIN! (along with the headline)
 
2011-08-22 09:52:20 PM  
Did he sleep on the bed the entire night before finding it?
 
2011-08-22 10:36:01 PM  
His last words were "be sure to drink your Ovaltine."
 
2011-08-22 10:44:52 PM  
But a police source said suspected narcotics and sleeping pills were found in the room.

Well, at least he didn't shoot his eye out...
 
2011-08-23 12:42:55 AM  
Adios, Black Bart.
 
2011-08-23 01:02:13 AM  
It was..... the soap!
 
2011-08-23 01:04:52 AM  
Came for the Christmas Story references, knowing they'd be in full force even with less than 10 comments, now leaving happy.
 
2011-08-23 01:05:21 AM  
Am I the only one who read "crummy" as cummy in the headline? ew
 
2011-08-23 01:09:56 AM  
Oh, and fuuuuuuuuu
 
2011-08-23 01:12:26 AM  
It's sad that a successful film producer in Hollywood is mentioned as a former child actor, like so much Bonaduce.

Billingsley produced the Iron Man movies, Elf, several other big hits. Works with his pal Jon Favreau a lot.
 
2011-08-23 01:14:45 AM  
He held his own opposite Stephen McHattie and Wilford Brimley in Death Valley IIRC. Too bad his return to the spotlight is under such circumstances.
 
2011-08-23 01:17:56 AM  
The nickerbocker... that aint near boys town.
 
2011-08-23 01:20:32 AM  
he layed there like a slug
 
2011-08-23 01:39:01 AM  
I have since heard of people under extreme duress speaking in strange tongues. I became conscious that a steady torrent of obscenities and swearing of all kinds was pouring out of me as I screamed.
 
2011-08-23 01:42:09 AM  

Rubber Biscuit: It's sad that a successful film producer in Hollywood is mentioned as a former child actor, like so much Bonaduce.

Billingsley produced the Iron Man movies, Elf, several other big hits. Works with his pal Jon Favreau a lot.


He also directed Couples Retreat, so it isn't THAT sad.
 
2011-08-23 01:46:37 AM  

Rubber Biscuit: It's sad that a successful film producer in Hollywood is mentioned as a former child actor, like so much Bonaduce.

Billingsley produced the Iron Man movies, Elf, several other big hits. Works with his pal Jon Favreau a lot.


Yeah, I just noticed that the majority of his producer/director credits over the last few years have involved either Favreau, Vince Vaughn, or both. I've noticed that a lot of child actors have proven very competent behind the camera (maybe it has to do with the fact that most of them grow up around show business).
 
2011-08-23 01:50:50 AM  
An unfortunate double dog dare that went too far.
 
2011-08-23 02:07:43 AM  
For a second I thought they meant Jon Brion, who also worked on the music for The Break-Up but is better known for his work as a music producer and his scores on Magnolia, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Synecdoche, New York.

/that must be Italian
//razzer frakkin
 
2011-08-23 02:17:36 AM  
Cadaver...must be French!
 
2011-08-23 02:20:38 AM  
It really reminds you of how frageelay life is.
 
2011-08-23 02:22:24 AM  
You'll shoot some guy's eye out, kid
 
2011-08-23 02:32:29 AM  
I bet when he found the body he didn't say "Fudge." He said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the "F-dash-dash-dash" word!
 
VYV
2011-08-23 02:43:33 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: I bet when he found the body he didn't say "Fudge." He said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the "F-dash-dash-dash" word!


i.imgur.com

/fine. YOU do it...
 
2011-08-23 02:43:56 AM  

Maxc7001: It really reminds you of how frageelay life is.



*Applause*
 
2011-08-23 02:45:58 AM  
One can only hope that the following line is said when one of the rookie cops is about to touch a piece of evidence:

"NOT A FINGAH!"
 
2011-08-23 02:48:42 AM  
An autopsy performed Sunday on O'Brien was inconclusive, pending toxicological studies, according to the Medical Examiner's office.

It... It 'twas... soap poisoning!
 
2011-08-23 03:38:42 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: I bet when he found the body he didn't say "Fudge." He said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the "F-dash-dash-dash" word!


Thought this would be the bewbies.
 
2011-08-23 03:55:17 AM  
So THAT'S what happened to Scut Farkus!

(I bet it was from soap poisoning)
 
2011-08-23 04:19:00 AM  
Poor Peter is just inconsolable. When I tried to offer him my sympathies he told me "leave me alone...I'm thinking".
 
2011-08-23 06:38:02 AM  
If only he had chosen a nice football instead.
 
2011-08-23 07:15:50 AM  
No worries the autopsy will come back fast than a jack rabbit on a hot date
 
2011-08-23 07:17:01 AM  
Son of Biatches Bumpusess!
 
2011-08-23 07:27:14 AM  
We're out of good quotes. You guys use up all the good quotes on purpose!
 
2011-08-23 07:57:05 AM  
This is the oddest hook for an article ... and strangely written ... it makes it sound like he was trying door knobs and ... hey! this room has a body!
 
2011-08-23 07:57:24 AM  
He just stared at me with those yellow eyes. So help me, he had YELLOW eyes!
 
2011-08-23 07:58:03 AM  
All of the quotes are great, but Loucifer got an out-loud laugh outta me. Well done, sir.
 
2011-08-23 08:07:39 AM  

Grey Street: We're out of good quotes. You guys use up all the good quotes on purpose!


Nah, there are still some good ones, like:

Mothers know nothing about creeping marauders burrowing through the snow toward the kitchen where only you and you alone stand between your tiny, huddled family and insensate evil.

or

Immediately, my feet began to sweat as those two lifeless eyes stared supply up at me.

or even

I slowly began to realize that i was not going to be destroyed.
 
2011-08-23 08:16:03 AM  

PDXBishop: Rubber Biscuit: It's sad that a successful film producer in Hollywood is mentioned as a former child actor, like so much Bonaduce.

Billingsley produced the Iron Man movies, Elf, several other big hits. Works with his pal Jon Favreau a lot.

Yeah, I just noticed that the majority of his producer/director credits over the last few years have involved either Favreau, Vince Vaughn, or both. I've noticed that a lot of child actors have proven very competent behind the camera (maybe it has to do with the fact that most of them grow up around show business).


Vaughn and Billingsly are close friends - met on an "after-school special" shoot as teens, IIRC.
 
2011-08-23 08:56:55 AM  
Fa- ra-ra-ra ra-ra-ra-ra
 
2011-08-23 08:59:09 AM  
Too bad Kate Winslet didn't find him first. He woulda had a chance.
 
2011-08-23 09:00:58 AM  
Well that really sucks - for both of them.
 
2011-08-23 09:04:59 AM  
The official autopsy report said a beebee was removed from the brain. Point of entry was the eye.
 
2011-08-23 09:05:47 AM  
The headline would have been much better without "Peter Billingsly discovers dead guy in hotel room." It kind of ruins the joke.
 
2011-08-23 09:14:08 AM  

Ooba Tooba: Am I the only one who read "crummy" as cummy in the headline? ew


Yeah, no mention of how much semen was found in the room.

/Scut Farkis wanted for questioning, along with that little toady that hung around with him
 
2011-08-23 09:40:44 AM  

The Smoking Gunt: Ooba Tooba: Am I the only one who read "crummy" as cummy in the headline? ew

Yeah, no mention of how much semen was found in the room.

/Scut Farkis wanted for questioning, along with that little toady that hung around with him


Both ends? What a player!

/Obscure?
 
2011-08-23 09:45:30 AM  
That was just a practice killing. You know who's at the top of Billingsly's list...

www.exposay.com
 
2011-08-23 09:49:46 AM  

Maxc7001: It really reminds you of how frageelay life is.


you win. Nicely done.
 
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