Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I think it's weird when old people die and the obituary notice in the paper shows a photo of the person when he or she was young. What's that about? That's a photo of who they used to be, not who they were when they died. Are people vain even after death? You're dead; you don't have to be afraid of your wrinkles anymore. Enjoy.

This occurred to me while reading the obits in my local paper today. I was also greatly amused to learn that you can submit your town's name to receive all the obits from that area via email -- or you can specify names! I think that's wild. You can pump in the names of everyone you know (or better yet, everyone you hate) and be notified by email when they die. What convenience!