DURST: Heaven's Gate

The mass suicide in the rented mansion of Rancho Sante Fe by the members of the Heaven's Gate Cult is a horrible horrible tragedy, but not without it's amusing aspects. For instance it has been reported the first fifteen killed themselves, then those still alive cleaned up. Then the next fifteen committed suicide, then they were cleaned up, and another seven went and the last two cleaned up after them, then killed themselves. Either these are the neatest flippo units in the history of the planet, or a very frugal flock obsessed with not losing their cleaning deposit. Pretty much what you would expect from a computer nerd cult. Wonder if they took their magic pocket protectors with them. The self described monks seemed to think that the Comet Hale Bopp hid a space ship trailing in it's tail, and all they were doing was alien hitchiking a ride on the Starship Enterprise. The weirdest thing was all those identical Nike shoes on the shrouded corpses. Can see the commercial. A slow pan of the bodies, with Spike Lee doing the voice over: "Even when the Heaven's Gate cult was at their most paranoid. They trusted Nike. So Can You. Just Do It." Will Durst think "Gotta be the shoes!"

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