Way to Die #73
"Vertigo, Going, Gone"
Name of the death is a pun on "going, going, gone"
Date April 23, 1998
Location Louisville, Kentucky
Episode this death
was featured in
"Today's Special: Death"
"Guitar Zeros"

"Vertigo, Going, Gone", Way to Die #73, is the sixth death to be featured in "Today's Special: Death", which aired on August 1, 2011.


Lee, a sociopath, had worked for accounting. However, his incompetence cost him his job. After getting fired, Lee tells his female boss that she is going to regret firing him. He then waits for her atop an oak tree, preparing a single-shot bolt-action rifle. However, he's allergic to oak tree pollen, though he was unaware of it at first. After missing the shot, due to his sneezing, Lee's body goes into paralysis from allergy-enduced vertigo and drops out of the tree, dying of a skull fracture.

"Lee was an angry bird who didn't like what he heard. So he climbed a tree and squeezed, then sneezed. It doesn't take much analysis. He died from instant paralysis."


  • Mike Tristano - Weapons Expert
  • Dr. Marc Meth - Allergist


  • The background on Lee's computer features a screenshot from Myth Busted. That can't happen, however - while this event took place in 1998, "Myth Busted" took place in 2006.
  • The word angry bird mentioned by the narrator is a reference from Angry Birds, a popular IOS game, which was released in December of 2009.