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2012-05-17 09:23:51 AM
Very well done! Got a laugh on this one.
 
2012-05-17 09:32:39 AM
This man is a very poor Doctor. All he did was remove blood from my neck.
Do no go to Dr. Acula.
 
2012-05-17 09:34:06 AM

BowtoMogul: This man is a very poor Doctor. All he did was remove blood from my neck.
Do no go to Dr. Acula.


I had a friend who went to see him and seems to have become a night owl. I can never get him to go out during the day.
 
2012-05-17 09:34:39 AM
It's an old Mitch Hedberg joke, yves0010.
 
2012-05-17 09:38:54 AM

Pertifly: It's an old Mitch Hedberg joke, yves0010.


Did not know the origin but I got the joke. Was just going along with it.
 
2012-05-17 09:53:12 AM
www.brightcecilia.com
 
2012-05-17 10:09:36 AM
Vampires in Venice, you say?

cdn.bbcamerica.com
 
2012-05-17 10:25:08 AM

BowtoMogul: This man is a very poor Doctor. All he did was remove blood from my neck.
Do no go to Dr. Acula.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-17 10:32:49 AM
Night of the Ghouls remake? DNRTFA
 
2012-05-17 10:50:27 AM

Go Fast Turn Left: BowtoMogul: This man is a very poor Doctor. All he did was remove blood from my neck.
Do no go to Dr. Acula.

[i.imgur.com image 210x189]


Still LOL-worthy.
 
2012-05-17 10:51:45 AM
Elliot thread?
 
2012-05-17 11:12:12 AM
I saw that documentary it was pretty awesome, their hypothesis of how this woman was took for a vampire was very interesting.

but I saw it like more than a year ago, isn't this stuff really old?
 
2012-05-17 11:19:10 AM

mantidor: I saw that documentary it was pretty awesome, their hypothesis of how this woman was took for a vampire was very interesting.

but I saw it like more than a year ago, isn't this stuff really old?


Yes - a few centuries old, apparently.
 
2012-05-17 12:31:45 PM

Bladel: Go Fast Turn Left: BowtoMogul: This man is a very poor Doctor. All he did was remove blood from my neck.
Do no go to Dr. Acula.

[i.imgur.com image 210x189]

Still LOL-worthy.


And that clip-within-a-clip actually contains a reference to The Hollywood Shuffle. Nice, Scrubs. Nice.
 
2012-05-17 01:16:18 PM
--->DR. ACULA
 
2012-05-17 01:22:25 PM

mantidor: I saw that documentary it was pretty awesome, their hypothesis of how this woman was took for a vampire was very interesting.

but I saw it like more than a year ago, isn't this stuff really old?


The article is a little unclear...my interpretation of the article is that the woman died, was wrapped in a burial shroud, chewed *through* the shroud, then they took this as a sign of her being a vampire so they stuffed a brick in her mouth? Sounds to me like she wasn't exactly dead yet, unless I read it incorrectly.
 
2012-05-17 01:25:53 PM

Comsamvimes: mantidor: I saw that documentary it was pretty awesome, their hypothesis of how this woman was took for a vampire was very interesting.

but I saw it like more than a year ago, isn't this stuff really old?

The article is a little unclear...my interpretation of the article is that the woman died, was wrapped in a burial shroud, chewed *through* the shroud, then they took this as a sign of her being a vampire so they stuffed a brick in her mouth? Sounds to me like she wasn't exactly dead yet, unless I read it incorrectly.


She was mostly dead at the time of burial.
 
2012-05-17 01:47:46 PM

Comsamvimes: mantidor: I saw that documentary it was pretty awesome, their hypothesis of how this woman was took for a vampire was very interesting.

but I saw it like more than a year ago, isn't this stuff really old?

The article is a little unclear...my interpretation of the article is that the woman died, was wrapped in a burial shroud, chewed *through* the shroud, then they took this as a sign of her being a vampire so they stuffed a brick in her mouth? Sounds to me like she wasn't exactly dead yet, unless I read it incorrectly.


Well in the documentary they were hypothesizing that the woman was indeed dead, however people were not aware or not a lot knowledgeable about the death decomposition process, it was normal to open these tombs since they were mass graves and in the time of the plague they were constantly being opened up to put in more bodies. Now we know that sometimes dead bodies bloat and are filled with fluids, sometimes some blood comes off the mouth and the eyes pop out somewhat. Now for a 16th century common grave digger this was just not expected, being the ignorant, superstitious people they were they got scared about this body and simply put the brick in its mouth and probably made some religious ritual, for them that woman was alive and since she was bloated with blood out coming out of her mouth in their eyes she actually consumed human blood and was a vampire. The eating of the shroud is also a normal process, clothes rot and since the body inflates it can break through it.

Unfortunately the article doesn't elaborate further, I didn't catch the whole documentary but they went into a really deep forensic analysis with doctors and stuff, what kind of diseases she had and how it might have been special for those times, it also had the obligatory silly extra pretending to be a vampire in the 16th century for the shots between the interviews :P.
 
2012-05-17 02:05:54 PM
Orgasmatron138: Elliot thread?

What I'm hoping for anyways
 
2012-05-17 02:36:40 PM

Orgasmatron138: Elliot thread?


ask and ye shall receive

images.tvrage.com
 
2012-05-17 02:38:23 PM
The article links to a fairly sound debunking of the whole theory. It's very common for the jaw to crank itself wide open during decomposition, and if the brick had been inserted during burial, it would have done some contact damage to the teeth or jaw.
 
2012-05-17 03:48:02 PM
I shall cut off her head and fill her mouth with garlic, and I shall drive a stake through her body
 
2012-05-17 04:11:28 PM
Dr. Scott B. Acula?
 
2012-05-18 05:23:11 AM

Bladel: Go Fast Turn Left: BowtoMogul: This man is a very poor Doctor. All he did was remove blood from my neck.
Do no go to Dr. Acula.

[i.imgur.com image 210x189]

Still LOL-worthy.


Now comes the good part.
 
2012-05-18 08:38:22 AM

Romanes Eunt Domus: Dr. Scott B. Acula?


t3.gstatic.com
 
2012-05-18 11:22:10 AM
Well, considering 'akula' is Russian for 'shark,' it's possible.
 
2012-05-18 01:25:50 PM
the gravediggers cut off the ID 6 deposition.

Roll 1d6 to cut off the deposition?
 
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