kurt cobain's brains
Scene: In the car with DJ today. Radio is on, K-ROCK playing Smells Like Teen Spirit.
Mom, is this Nirvana?
That guy is dead, right? Kurt Cobain?
How did he die?
Shot a bullet through his brain.
How did they know that's how he died?
Well, his brains were probably all over the floor and the walls.
No, I mean how did they know he killed himself?
I think he left a note.
Oh. Did you know that if your head got cut off and you stuck a knife in your brain you wouldn't be able to feel it?
Hmm. Who told you that?
My teacher. He always tells us stuff like that. Like, about bloody car crashes and things. That's how he gets us to pay attention to science.
So, is it true?
Is what true?
If you head gets cut off and you put a knife in it - would you feel it?
How do you suppose you would be able to put a knife through your own head if it's been sliced off your body?
Oh, I see what you're getting at.
Right, you would be dead.
Well, I was thinking that you just wouldn't be able to aim right because your eyes would be on the ground with your head, so how you could you see where the sword is going?
Sword? I thought it was a knife.
Does it really matter? I mean, either one would work.
No, I guess not. But still, you would be dead so it wouldn't matter.
The spinal cord could still send signals to your neck, you know.
[A few seconds of silence]
Do you think Kurt Cobain lived long enough to see his brains splatter everywhere?
No idea, DJ.
I bet he did. And I bet he thought, damn, I could have written a really great song called Brains On The Wall if I didn't JUST KILL MYSELF! I'M SUCH AN IDIOT!! [said in a screaming tone that sounded very much like Kurt's voice on Lithium]
And then we proceeded to make up a song called Brains On The Wall. It's just a stroke of fate that Cobain rhymes with brain.
[There's going to be hell to pay for this post when I go to sleep tonight, I'm sure]