November 6, 2009

Clothes make the (dead) man

A tip of the cap to loyal reader Highland Park Attorney, who sent me this rather strange tidbit about a dead Brazilian guy showing up at his own memorial service.

Alive, as it turns out.

It's the first time I've ever heard of someone actually acting out the cliche, "He'd be late for his own funeral."

I especially enjoyed the reporter's observation that "[the dead guy] did not get word about his own funeral until it was already happening Monday morning." Right. That must be such an awkward conversation to have with someone. I mean, I don't think Hallmark makes a card for notifying loved ones that they are deceased.

Aside from that, it made me feel incredibly grateful to live in a place where (I assume*) medical examiners identify dead bodies using clues other than being "dressed in similar clothing," as the police spokesman put it.

* I assume this because of the 37 different CSI: shows on TV. And Castle.

8 comments:

bugs said...

wow. that's bizarre.
is SFTC new layout, or is my computer?! i like it, if it's new!! (i like it if it's my computer, too, but you get the point)

and, just want to point out that the fabulous man who made the decision to marry me 10+ years ago turns 38 years old today! happy birthday jdr!!!

Your escalator operator said...

It's a new design (used to be white type on black background, so it's awesome that you noticed a difference) and I designed the new header using my mediocre design/typography skills. Non-sarcastically: I'm glad you like it.

Also, I just emailed the fabulous man you're describing. Wow. 38. That's old.

"Highland Park" Attorney said...
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"Highland Park" Attorney said...

Glad I could assist in another brilliant posting by the EO!!! And if 38 is old, I am in real trouble.

ZenMom said...

Can always count on you for news of the weird. ;)

Like the new header, btw.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Um....weird.

Your escalator operator said...

ZM - Thanks! I think I'm going to mess with it some more, now that I sorta know what I'm doing.

bugs said...

shut it.
it is awesome i notice anything other than my eyelids closing at like 9 p.m.