Jack Horkheimer Knew How (Not) To Party

This fascinating article from the now defunct Miami Herold Tropic provides great insight to the actual man behind the persona of “Jack” Horkheimer.

He mixes luxury and austerity. Horkheimer dabbles in bonds, has an American Express Gold Card and belongs to the Playboy Club. He wears a $10 electric watch and a ring set with a second-century BC bronze coin from the reign of Ptolemy VI of Egypt. He has a heavy metal plaque embossed with the word “HUSTLER” on his key ring. He drinks only champagne, which he buys 10 cases at a time, in vintages varying from cheap, oversweet Andre to dry, costly Moët & Chandon. He makes champagne cocktails by pouring the bubbly over a lump of sugar laced with Angostura bitters, and laps them up delicately, cat-like, one after another. He enjoys food and dines out at least four nights a week. He owns a large, old, hand-built stereo system whose amplifier is all vacuum tubes, not a single transistor. He admires Shostakovich symphonies and Peggy Lee.

The article also discusses a raging “doomsday party” that Jack Horkheimer threw on the Crandon Park beach in Miami, Florida back in 1982. An estimated 3,000 people showed up for the bash. Unfortunately the party dissolved into a mass of chaos with four young men stabbed, dozens beaten up and robbed, and around 30 arrested. You can read more at the Archived Miami Herold article about the incident here.

30 Under 30 Under 6: Only The Good Die Young

On the heels of my celebrity death list post come Buzzfeed’s “30 under 30 Celebs: Most Likely To Die Young This Summer”. The list of at-risk young stars and starlets goes down like this:

  1. Lindsay Lohan via drugs, alcohol, propensity for being involved in car crashes, child star curse.
  2. Justin Bieber via angry teenage mob
  3. Robert Pattinson via slightly older angry teenage mob
  4. Tila Tequila via all of her life choices
  5. Heidi Montag via implant explosion
  6. Nick Jonas via diabetes
  7. Kendra Wilkinson via STDs
  8. Britney Spears via sadness
  9. Levi Johnston via ATV accident
  10. Ke$ha via alcohol poisoning
  11. Ali Lohan via proximity to Lindsay Lohan
  12. Snooki via assault
  13. Frankie Muniz via race-car driving, child star curse
  14. Mischa Barton via drugs
  15. Taylor Momsen via drugs
  16. Kristin Cavalleri via drugs
  17. Jodie Sweetin via drugs (specifically meth), child star curse.
  18. The Cast Of Glee via exhaustion, teen mobs
  19. Jake Gyllenhaal via precipitous fall (of his career)
  20. Amy Winehouse via inevitability
  21. Lady Gaga via strangulation by costume
  22. Mary Kate Olsen via strangulation by clothes
  23. Jay Cutler via diabetes
  24. Anne Hathaway via nefarious boyfriend
  25. Noah Cyrus via family’s life choices
  26. Kirsten Dunst via alcohol poisoning, child star curse
  27. Dakota Fanning via vampires
  28. Jonathan Lipnicki via child star curse
  29. Michael Cera via backlash whiplash
  30. Sienna Miller via vicious girl-on-girl hate

The Death List

The Death List takes a stab (hah!) at determining which celebrities will die during the current year. The 2010 death list contains 50 celebrities, so far two of them have died – J.D. Salinger and Michael Foot. There are some rules to the list:

  • Candidates must be famous in their own right such that their death is expected to be reported by the UK media, however candidates cannot be famous purely for the fact they are likely to die soon.
  • A maximum of 25 candidates on the previous year’s list can reappear on the next year’s list.

It is unclear how the list is ranked but these celebrities round out the top ten:

  1. Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi
  2. Ronnie Biggs
  3. Anna Wing
  4. Zsa Zsa Gabor
  5. Oscar Niemeyer
  6. Michael Foot (Dead)
  7. Chapman Pincher
  8. Eli Wallach
  9. Norman Wisdom
  10. Fidel Castro