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August 21, 2008

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LS

OMG! I love it!!! I feel like I could say that about a few people in my family--although one of them was elected Mayor in the San Francisco Bay Area so technically he did do something noteworthy even if he is a son of a bitch. But way to go family for telling it like it is! Don't get me wrong, I'm all for ritual and paying respect to the dead, but I think it's important to give voice to situations like this. Never thought I'd be happy to read an obit! thanks Bean.

Phil

Bean, I have to wonder, how would YOUR obituary read? Have you ever pondered writing it? I(and most of your blog readers) only know of you from your day job, and what we read about here...hmmm...I'm seeing a future blog!

Raul

Wow!!! HAHA a real Eleanor Rigby

Ana

Hey Bean, I love the obituaries, too. This is the hall of fame obiturary by far! lol. Awesome!!!

brother john

At the risk of being labeled a liar(again) for offering a personal opinion: Vic Rattler seems to be a real son-of-a-bitch who lives a crappy life and then whines and complains every minute. Maybe we'll all get lucky and he'll croak soon.

db

somebody is angry-time to let it go people if you can't say anything nice why publish it in the first place? Passive aggressive little weasels

alisa

the ultimate last word. i love it.
(and i'm growing fond of brother john)

cathy g

i think when my mom passes i may have to cut and paste into this obit!

i saw this a couple of days ago and was cracking up.

Vic Rattler

That made my day...
Although, a re-reading of the comment I think was being referenced may be in order. I was calling myself the liar. But hey, nuance not your strong suit, understood. :D

Anyhoo... the thing I intended to post:

De mortuis, nihil nisi bonum

But seriously, thanks for that buddy. Great stuff, hilarious.

Sunny Days

That could be my mother-in-law's obit!

Suzy

Bean, you speak the truth and this was very refreshing to read. I won't feel as guilty thinking badly about some of the deceased now. if they were a--holes, well, that's how they chose to live their lives... and that's how they'll be remembered!

Ana

I showed the article to my BFF's mom and this is her response:
EIGHT KIDS, AND A WIMP OF A HUSBAND---NO WONDER SHE WAS A "BITCH". TO BOOT, SHE WAS PROBABLY A "CATHOLIC" WHO HUNG ON EVERY WORD HER PRIEST SAID. I KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT "THAT". PERSONALLY, HER HUBBIE SHOULD HAVE ASKED FOR A DIVORCE, AND CUSTODY OF THE KIDS, FOR GODS' SAKE.

Shae

That is G D hilarious, but really sad, too. I hope my kids never hate me that much, hopefully I don't die while they are teenagers....

John E

Shoot, this isn't "Throw Momma from the Train" - this is "Throw Momma Under the Bus"!!

Columnist

I love it too, and oh how it might apply to a member of my family! Totally selfish. I have gone through my head what I might/might not say at his funeral, but if I had the guts it would be along these lines. I'll probably end up not saying anything on the back of "if you've nothing nice to say, don't say anything".

Rochelle

From a quote inside a book I'm currently reading: "If you haven't anything nice to say, come sit by me."

The book is "Can't you get along with anyone?" by Allan Weisbecker (of In Search of Captain Zero/Miami Vice screenwriter fame)

I tell people what my mom did to my sisters and they tell me to stop talking; it's too much to process. She died when I was 15, and I felt spared. How do you communicate something like that to people who had good and loving moms?

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