Are there more tragedies coming in 2016?

No   1 vote - 11 %
Yes   1 vote - 11 %
Yes, of course   7 votes - 77 %
9 Total Votes
Hepatic Lipidosis by ana (4.00 / 3) #1 Sun Dec 18, 2016 at 08:39:06 PM EST
 We nearly lost a cat to that once. I think in his case the fit of pique was provoked by congestive heart failure, which took him later that year. While hospitalized in a cone, he  managed to [a] get out of the cone of shame, and [b] remove the feeding tube that had been implanted in his neck. He had fixed opinions about the way things should be, and being held overnight at the vet's was not part of his world view. 

I'm sorry for your loss. Pets have a way of becoming part of you.

Or get rabies. Also don't do that. --scrymarch

Before I vote in the poll by lm (4.00 / 3) #2 Sun Dec 18, 2016 at 09:35:03 PM EST
Did you write it before or after the news about Zsa Zsa Gabor?

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
Before, I'm flabbergasted by georgeha (4.00 / 4) #3 Sun Dec 18, 2016 at 09:39:28 PM EST
how often do 99 year old people die?

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Well, no tragedies since then, anyway by ambrosen (4.00 / 1) #4 Mon Dec 19, 2016 at 07:54:52 PM EST
Except, err, never mind.

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Normally just the once by Herring (2.00 / 0) #5 Wed Dec 21, 2016 at 01:44:12 PM EST
I remember working with actuarial mortality tables (yes, dull) but a lot of them ended at 110 or 115. So presumably they figured if you hadn't died by then, you weren't going to.

Mind you, the last entry was always "1". But if you took out insurance after that ...

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

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