May 30, 2002 12:47 PM   Subscribe

ObitMessenger Why it's useful: Never miss important obituaries. Never miss an important obituary because you were traveling, on vacation, or missed the paper.
posted by srboisvert (11 comments total)
They forgot "Never miss the chance to dance on somebody's grave."
posted by shinybeast at 1:06 PM on May 30, 2002

What an odd service. Who exactly is this aimed at?
Mortuaries? Funeral homes? Estate sale enthusiasts?
posted by me3dia at 1:10 PM on May 30, 2002

Probate attorneys.

posted by yhbc at 1:25 PM on May 30, 2002

There are plenty of professionals who would have reasons for something like this. Legal claims, investments in companies owned/controlled by someone, and me3dia does have a few ideas too I see. (Let's say you had your eye on a Gauguin in somebody's library.) Spurned lovers ...

For my part, somebody in my family is not speaking to someone else in my family. It's for good reason, unfortunately. So far, we know he's alive, but we'd like to find out when he isn't anymore. And I had already set a spyonit tag on the appropriate search page at Legacy. But this is better.
posted by dhartung at 1:26 PM on May 30, 2002

There are a couple teachers from high school whose graves I'd like to at least dance on. They have to be getting on in years now.

I think I might try this.
posted by Danf at 1:52 PM on May 30, 2002

My mother-in-law would love this. If she had a computer.
posted by iconomy at 2:14 PM on May 30, 2002

weird. somebody paid me to write up the beginnings of a business plan that was substantially the same as obitmessenger. he thought that people would really like build a watchlist and get emailed when friends/acquaintences/far-off-family/Celebes kick the bucket.

I told him it would never work.

*shakes head slowly*
posted by zpousman at 2:42 PM on May 30, 2002

Nice timing: posted a link to this very typically British obituary - classic Daily Telegraph stuff. Well worth subscribing to if it served up that kind of quality.
posted by jonathanbell at 2:50 PM on May 30, 2002

Celebrity Death Beeper

A bit more narrow in scope, but free!
posted by RavinDave at 3:27 PM on May 30, 2002

RavinDave- that lead me to this. Why didn't somebody tell me Niccolette Larson was dead dammit?!


It's gonna take a lotta love, y'all....
posted by jonmc at 6:34 PM on May 30, 2002

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