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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Putting the bits in obits

Rchl emailed me a link to this amazing obituary, prewritten by the deceased, from the Winston-Salem Journal.

It brought to mind the New York Times' online feature, The Last Word. Art Buchwald, being interviewed for his own obituary, knowing the tape will air upon his death, looks into the camera impishly and announces, "Hi. I'm Art Buchwald, and I just died!"

Stunned by the grace of the first and the good humor of the second, I sat down last night to prewrite my own obituary. In doing so, I discovered that there are still several things I need to do in life to really give it oomph

OK, I lied. There's just the one thing. Everything else is pretty much amazing.

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