Monday, October 12, 2009

TMI Tuesday.....



According to Mel Brooks..."It's good to be the King"!
I'm gonna let you be the judge...
At age 22, Henry VIII contracted small pox.
At 33, he had his 1st of many bouts with malaria.
At age 44, he hurt his leg while jousting, they thought it healed. Later the wound reopened, became ulcerated, and that lack of movement caused Henry to become unable to exercize. The result was his weight Blimping up to about 320 pounds.
Eventually both his legs and feet became infected with ulcers.
He suffered from insomnia, temper swings, sore throuts, and migraines!
Henry spent the last 8 days of his life bedridden and too weak to even lift a glass to his lips.
The room that he was in reeked from the stench of his bursting leg ulcers, and his gangrenious toes!
Following his death, he was transported to Windsor for burial. Because of the heat, his humongous body filled with gas and burst while in the casket en route. When it was discovered the next morning, legend has it that 'dogs were licking his remains'!
Oh yeah that reminds me...I saw Zombieland this week-end.
What A Hoot!!
Woody Harrelson was PERFECT for his part.
And Bill Murray had a BRILLIANT cameo appearance!
Hope you enjoyed this episode of...TMI Tuesday!!
Peace...!!!

20 comments:

Susan at Stony River said...

VERY TMI, bleugh.

But on second thougth, what an exit. Maybe I'll put that in my will for funeral plans... "I wanna 'SPLODE!"

hmmm... Nah.

clean and crazy said...

definitely too much information, did ya really need to add the dogs in there, i mean it was pretty bad as it was!!
where do you dig up this dirt?!?

Serena said...

I didn't know about the explosion, but maybe he earned it. Karma, you know. Hey, I saw Zombieland, too. I wasn't sure I'd like it, but it was terrific fun!;)

Patrick said...

eeewwwwwwww

Monkey Man said...

Great historical facts and nicely discribed. Medical science wasn't at its best back then...."Bring out yer dead."
I am jealous you saw Zombieland. It is must see movie for the MM family.

pheromone girl said...

MMMMmmmmmm. Brains.........

I feel like an overworked zombie. Does that count?

Zombieland is SO on the must see list for next weekend.

Thom said...

Didn't the old coot have 8 wives as well? I wonder how many of them gave him all this stuff LOL

Shadow said...

nope, i don't think it's good to be king...

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lime said...

i'm glad i already ate breakfast.

the walking man said...

Off with her head! I love that his ass exploded in one final putrefied explosion. Was that the worlds first chemical bomb?

Brian Miller said...

you know...old Henry would have fit really well with the zombies...i think Thom might be onto something there.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Hmmm, and I was under the impression he lived the good life!

Haven't seen Zombieland, yet! But you've helped convince me to, G-Man! :))

Jessie said...

no thanks to being King or Queen.

my son has seen Zombieland twice now. i'm going to wait for it to come out on DVD.

buffalodick said...

Having four ex-wives probably caused this...

Lynn said...

I am sufficiently grossed out. :)

Akelamalu said...

Apparently though he was a very handsome man in his youth. Not sure the bursting bit is true. ;)

Cat said...

Ugh sadly whil I was in LA helping after Katrina and during Rita there were a few biological episodes of bodies with too much heat and ....ugh the smell is really the most noxious thing... you can't seem to forget that.

Nasty stuff!

heading to see Zombie land this weekend with the boys!

Lulda Casadaga said...

I'll have to put Z-land on my list...maybe on Sun...but, I'm sure I'll be hungover from my friends Halloween party, so I may have to wait! :D

I try to focus on the beautiful things in life g-man...but, once in awhile my sicko NJ mind comes out and well, I get a sick fascination with disgusting things/facts. So thanks g for satisfying that urge! :D

p.s. I went camping this weekend and my lovely little pup found a pile of human crap and went face first into it...ummm yummy! :(

Mama Zen said...

Eeeeew!

I once cared for a patient with a gangrenous leg. Not fun. Not fun at all.