In an absolutely glorious remembrance of Oderus Urungus, family, friends and fans gathered for a ritualistic Viking funeral over the weekend. Thousands of people said their final farewell to the Gwar front man Friday in Richmond, Virginia. Dave Brokie’s funeral with close friends and relatives already took place—on April Fools Day of all days, but the Oderus character was laid to rest in epic fashion. Video online shows a crowd of onlookers watching as an archerist draws back a flaming arrow and releases it into the side of a Viking-like vessel with the Oderus costume aboard. The vessel in the middle of a pond then quickly caught fire sending the memory of the ghoul from outerspace back into the cosomos. Rest in Peace Oderus!
Watch the archerist take the shot:
Watch the entire ceremony here:
Gene Simmons is eating some crow after telling people with depression to kill themselves. During a recent interview the KISS bassist said that his mother survived a Nazi concentration camp and she loves life. He then went on to say that if some 20-year-old is depressed living in Seattle, they should kill themselves. Aside from that he said that people threatening to jump off buildings should just do it. After a huge uproar online over the weekend, Simmons took to his website and apologized saying that he was wrong to say those things and depression is very serious and very sad. He also says he regrets making the “off hand comments in the heat of an interview.” For some reason, I’m not sure I believe his apology. Just sayin’.
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