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"Sign Offed", Way to Die #298, is the first death featured in "Getting A Rise From The Dead", which aired on February 16, 2011.


Mickey, a sign spinner, shows off his skills of spinning an open house sign to Alice, a barista. Later, Raheef, another sign spinner known as "The Dark Knight", shows up on the other side of the street, also ready to show off his skills to Alice. Mickey and Raheef then get into a sign-spinning competition. Early on, Mickey is almost hit by a car, but backs away soon enough for the competition to continue. However, later, Mickey accidentally slashes his jugular vein on the edge of the sign, which had become jagged from being hit repeatedly on the sidewalk, and exsanguinates, much to the shock of Alice.

"It was only spin-spinning that these two went at it like it was life or death. Unfortunately for Mickey...that's exactly what it became."


  • Elmer Reyes - Former Sign Spinner
  • Dr. Steven Burstein - Interventional Cardiologist


  • The sign Mickey is spinning reads "You're Dead" during the CGI re-enactment.
  • This death has a similar name to Signed Out .
  • Raheef's nickname, "The Dark Knight", is an obvious reference to Batman.

Segment Nicknames

  • Spin Head (Spike TV)
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