Friday, October 14, 2005

Last words? He had last expletives

Bravo to the Colorado Springs Gazette for running this crusty man's obit. I congratulated the reporter, who predictably heard tut-tuts from the city's conservative readers. This is the sort of life story that makes writing obits fun -- and that ought to give the critics a glimpse into lives they otherwise would never imagine.

Link: If that link doesn't work -- can't you cut-and-paste on this blog? if you can, someone tell me how -- then go to, and click on "Old Salt Probably Had the Last Word."

1 comment:

Alana Baranick said...

way cool, claire.

my son used to have that shirt that was mentioned in the lede. or at least one with the same words. my son's shirt had calvin of the calvin and hobbes comic strip on it.

as i recall, calvin was pissing in the image.

i wonder whether the dead guy's friend kept the cuss words tattooed on his head or had them removed.