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Ghouls Scramble to Get Hands on Heath Ledger Joker Diary

Written by Jude Terror on Sunday, June 02 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

Ghouls Scramble to Get Hands on Heath Ledger Joker Diary

After glimpses of the elusive diary surfaced in a German documentary, ghoulish people immediately began falling all over themselves to read it.

Source: Huffington Post

In January of 2008, acclaimed actor Heath Ledger died of a drug overdose after a night of hardcore sex partying with 90s child stars and jailbait pioneers the Olson Twins. Okay, for the sake of avoiding libel lawsuits, we'll admit that that's not exactly what happened. But whatever the circumstances of Ledger's death were, it was certainly sensational, and arguably catapulted Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight to unprecedented critical and box office success in the superhero genre.

The legend grew last week when video clips surfaced on Reddit from a year-old German documentary which showed Ledger's father paging through Ledger's "Joker Diary" on camera. The diary was Ledger's attempt to capture the Joker's inner workings and state of mind during the filming of the movie. For fans already obsessed with the connection between Ledger's iconic performance and his untimely demise, the existence of the diary is like a gruesome dream come true.

We spoke to some well-known ghouls to get more insight into this phenomenon:

"Oh boy, I would love to get my hands on that," said Butch Patrick, who played Eddie Munster on the popular 1960s sitcom The Munsters. "That would be a fantastic read."

"I think this book has the makings of a real classic," added Brian Keene, an award-winning horror novelist. "Ledger played a bad guy in a movie, you know? And then he died."

"Mmmm," whispered Keene, lost in thought.

"Ooooooooohhhhhh yeeessssssssssss," moaned deceased professional wrestling manager Paul Bearer. "My Undertaker would be very interested in reading that diary."

"Sounds like a fun read," said Jacob Marley, a former business partner of ours.

"Ledger's Joker Diary has jumped to the top of my reading list," promised shock rocker Marilyn Manson, who added that he hoped to discuss the book at the next meeting of his neighborhood book club.

"I vant to read this book," demanded Count Dracula, a fictional vampire.

"I'll read it," chirped macabre British actress Helena Bonham Carter, "and me boyfriend'll read it twice, 'e will." She then stared at us uncomfortably for two straight minutes.

"It's astounding," offered Riff Raff, a butler.

"Time is... fleeting," he continued, "Madness...takes it's toll."

"Yessssssssssss," said Outhouse reporter Zechs before getting another scoop on a beloved animated TV show that's been canceled. "Thisss is great newsss."

"But listen closely," interrupted Riff Raff.

"Not for very much longer," his wife, Magenta, elaborated.

"I've got to..." Raff finished, "keep control.

"A man," Zechs hissed, punctuating his earlier remarks. "I wassss onccce a man."

"I hope to have some time after finishing the construction of this new Death Star," said Palpatine, a emperor of the Galactic Empire. "There's no harm in putting it off until after that, is there?"

"DIARY GOOD," concluded Outhouse monster correspondent Frankenstein, Former Agent of S.H.A.D.E. "FIRE BAD."

Well, there you have it. We can't say we understand it, but this book is out there and people are interested in it, so we're sure it will see mass production at some point. Until then, feel free to drool over the video, embedded below.


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Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.

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