| 4:34 pm on Oct 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I regularly check the obits to see if I have passed away. Seriously! Who wouldn't want to say, "Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"? I also like to see if those that, uh, I'm not "fond" of are still a thorn in my side.
I've also heard that obits are popular with job seekers - 'after last week's tragedy, there's a job opening at the Post Office' - as well as those with more nefarious purposes in mind.
| 8:09 pm on Oct 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Heck Balam that's a pretty bleak view.
Surely people are just interested in other peoples lives.
Nothing new in that.
| 8:20 pm on Oct 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I work for a major multimedia corporation at one of their newspaper properties and I have to say that yup... that's correct alright. the top of the list is pretty much Obits and classifieds. People evedently want to see if it is anybody they know.
| 9:14 pm on Oct 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
> that's a pretty bleak view
One man's bleak view is another's dark humour... ;)
If I remember the scene correctly, in the movie National Lampoon's Animal House, a couple of the main characters scan the obits to find a sorority girl who had just passed away (car accident?), show up at the sorority house posing as the deceased's boyfriend (& buddy) with no knowledge of the accident - and before you know it, they've got hot, sympathetic sorority chicks hanging off their arms.
Well, I thought it was funny... :)
My shoulder-surfing girlfriend just suggested another popular reason for checking out the obits - apartment hunting. (Is that a New York urban legend?)
| 10:43 pm on Oct 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
For some strange feeling reading the obits always makes you feel alive!
Like going to a funeral and coming out of the church on a beautiful day
and feeling grateful to still be among the living! (OK this is starting to
get a little weird! Out!)...KF
| 4:28 am on Oct 20, 2007 (gmt 0)|
They sound like the err... (dark humour coming up)
The Killer App.
Perhaps they could be retitled - Tributes -