History HeroicBSOD / RealLife

8th Jul '17 9:30:14 AM nombretomado
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* The [[HeroicBSOD Main Page]] links to a page on TheOtherWiki that tells of the Austrian empress Elizabeth of Bavaria, whose reaction to being stabbed was to board a ship and bleed to death, asking [[FamousLastWords "What happened to me?"]]

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* The [[HeroicBSOD Main Page]] links to a page on TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki that tells of the Austrian empress Elizabeth of Bavaria, whose reaction to being stabbed was to board a ship and bleed to death, asking [[FamousLastWords "What happened to me?"]]
18th Jun '17 2:22:52 PM CaptEquinox
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* According to Eve Curie, her mother Marie had one of these after the horrific death of her husband and fellow scientist Pierre (he slipped while crossing the streets under the rain, was hit and run on by a horse carriage, died of a ''terrible'' skull fracture). She was helped by her sister Bronya (a doctor), and by throwing herself into hard work. Most of this is admirably portrayed by Greer Garson in the film version of ''Madame Curie''. Less well known is the fact that Marie and Pierre both believed in Spiritualism, so Marie may have been comforted by the idea that she could go on communicating with Pierre in the next life.

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* According to Eve Curie, her mother Marie had one of these after the horrific death of her husband and fellow scientist Pierre (he slipped while crossing the streets under the rain, was hit and run on by a horse carriage, died of a ''terrible'' skull fracture). She was helped by her sister Bronya (a doctor), and by throwing herself into hard work. Most of this is admirably portrayed by Greer Garson in the film version of ''Madame Curie''. Less well known is the fact that Marie and Pierre both believed in Spiritualism, so Marie may have been comforted by the idea that she could go on communicating with Pierre in the next life.[[note]]The "diary" Marie wrote afterwards was addressed to Pierre because she intended for him to read it. She also felt he spoke to her sometimes.[[/note]]
18th Jun '17 2:12:17 PM CaptEquinox
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* Many people in Britain, not to mention mainland Europe, had this reaction to "Brexit", the UK's referendum decision to leave the European Union on June 23, 2016. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD84XVYtwYo This video]] of Keith Vaz on BBC says it all. Even people who ''voted in favor of leaving'' have since admitted to being shocked and dismayed that the majority of UK voters actually voted to leave the EU.

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* Many people in Britain, not to mention mainland Europe, had this reaction to "Brexit", the UK's referendum decision to leave the European Union on June 23, 2016. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD84XVYtwYo This video]] of Keith Vaz on BBC says it all. Even people who ''voted in favor of leaving'' have since admitted to being shocked and dismayed that the majority of UK voters actually voted to leave the EU.[[note]]Some seem to have mistaken the vote for a non-binding referendum just to get a sense of how many wanted to leave, pending further discussion.[[/note]]
11th Jun '17 1:46:53 PM nombretomado
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* Brazilian footballer Ronaldo suffered a convulsion in the day of the 1998 {{FIFA World Cup}} final. What exactly happened is unclear to date (and subject to EpilepticTrees), but affected him - who still decided to play the match - and Brazil's team, who proceeded to lose to France 3-0.

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* Brazilian footballer Ronaldo suffered a convulsion in the day of the 1998 {{FIFA UsefulNotes/{{FIFA World Cup}} final. What exactly happened is unclear to date (and subject to EpilepticTrees), but affected him - who still decided to play the match - and Brazil's team, who proceeded to lose to France 3-0.
7th Jun '17 12:40:54 PM CaptEquinox
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* ''Mary Todd Lincoln'' had a lengthy one, of course, after witnessing the death of her husband. Flooded with mail expressing sorrow and sympathy, she attempted to answer every one personally. She experienced extreme anxiety and often behaved erratically, especially when it came to money (alternately saving and spending lavishly) and this wasn't helped by the fact that she was going partially blind. [[https://web.archive.org/web/20100213175513/http://www.wcwonline.org:80/content/view/1719/38/ However, she was still largely in her right mind]] and not psychotic as she has been portrayed. When her son Robert had her institutionalized, she wrote to her own attorneys and to national newspapers to arrange for her release. She spent the rest of her life with her sister or traveling in Europe.



* ''Mary Todd Lincoln'' had one after the death of UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln. For practical reasons, she just ceased to function socially, and one of Lincoln´s sons had her eventually interred, because she ended up staring blankly at a wall for the rest of her life.
7th Jun '17 11:57:15 AM CaptEquinox
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* Music/NeilYoung put his HeroicBSOD on vinyl in ''Tonight's the Night'' after his brilliant second lead guitarist Danny Whitten and assistant Bruce Berry both died of drug overdoses. Young had fired Whitten for being too stoned to play, and got a phone call from the coroner later that night saying that Whitten had died. Young felt responsible and it took years for him to stop blaming himself, even though it was ruled accidental and not suicide. [[note]]The story that Whitten used the $50 Neil gave him for heroin is not true. Whitten used heroin to self-medicate for chronic pain due to severe arthritis, but was trying to quit heroin having been prescribed Valium for the pain. It was a combination of Valium and alcohol that killed him.[[/note]]
14th Apr '17 10:46:01 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* The city of Liverpool went into a collective HeroicBSOD when the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough_disaster Hillsborough Disaster]] happened. Everton and Liverpool fans alike went into mourning; many had friends or family who died. The anger and grief felt throughout the city because of Hillsborough was so great that when the ''Sun'' printed lies about Liverpool fans robbing and urinating on corpses, sales of the paper dropped on Merseyside due to boycotts, and have never recovered since. In fact, it is not only not bought, but actively campaigned against, and almost no newsagent carries it.

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* The city of Liverpool went into a collective HeroicBSOD when the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough_disaster Hillsborough Disaster]] happened. Everton and Liverpool FC fans alike went into mourning; many had friends or family who died. The anger and grief felt throughout the city because of Hillsborough was so great that when the ''Sun'' printed lies about Liverpool fans robbing and urinating on corpses, sales of the paper dropped on Merseyside due to boycotts, and have never recovered since. Documentaries have demonstrated that you can't even give it away. In fact, it is not only not bought, but actively campaigned against, and almost no newsagent carries it. Furthermore, in 2016, Liverpool FC went as far as banning the ''the Sun'' from all press conferences, whether at their home stadium, Anfield, their training ground, or their academy, Melwood and Kirkby.
11th Apr '17 12:11:47 AM karategal
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** Another one occurred on Columbia's last flight. Like with Challenger, mission control did not have any indication that something had gone horribly wrong until all contact was lost. On one of the videos taken inside the control room, you can see flight director Leroy Cain and other controllers break down completely when they learn the shuttle had disintegrated.

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** Another one occurred on Columbia's ''Columbia's'' last flight. Like with Challenger, ''Challenger'', mission control did not have any indication that something had gone horribly wrong until all contact was lost. On one of the videos taken inside the control room, you can see flight director Leroy Cain and other controllers break down completely when they learn the shuttle had disintegrated.
11th Apr '17 12:10:20 AM karategal
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* Music/OzzyOsbourne has suffered at least four or five: One when he was fired from Music/BlackSabbath, another when his HeterosexualLifePartner Randy Rhoads died, another when he was mistakenly labeled as HIV positive ''(in the 80s, this was pretty much a death sentence, and it turned out all the drugs and booze he was consuming made his immune system just stop working)'', yet another when his wife Sharon was ''correctly'' diagnosed with colon cancer ''(again, he assumed it to be a death sentence)'', and an arguable one when his mother passed away. [[IronWoobie Poor guy.]]

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* Music/OzzyOsbourne has suffered at least four or five: One when he was fired from Music/BlackSabbath, another when his HeterosexualLifePartner Randy Rhoads died, another when he was mistakenly labeled as HIV positive ''(in (in the 80s, this was pretty much a death sentence, and it turned out all the drugs and booze he was consuming made his immune system just stop working)'', working), yet another when his wife Sharon was ''correctly'' diagnosed with colon cancer ''(again, (again, he assumed it to be a death sentence)'', sentence), and an arguable one when his mother passed away. [[IronWoobie Poor guy.]]



* Captain Edward J. Smith, commander of the ill-fated UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic, supposedly fell into a near catatonic stupor when he realized that his ship was going down in the middle of the Atlantic. He was only briefly brought out of it by his second officer shouting at him and asking if they should order the women and children into the lifeboats.

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* Captain Edward J. Smith, commander of the ill-fated UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic, ''UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic'', supposedly fell into a near catatonic stupor when he realized that his ship was going down in the middle of the Atlantic. He was only briefly brought out of it by his second officer shouting at him and asking if they should order the women and children into the lifeboats.
23rd Mar '17 10:02:01 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''Mary Todd Lincoln'' had one after the death of AbrahamLincoln. For practical reasons, she just ceased to function socially, and one of Lincoln´s sons had her eventually interred, because she ended up staring blankly at a wall for the rest of her life.

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* ''Mary Todd Lincoln'' had one after the death of AbrahamLincoln.UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln. For practical reasons, she just ceased to function socially, and one of Lincoln´s sons had her eventually interred, because she ended up staring blankly at a wall for the rest of her life.
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