memento mori
September 2, 2003 7:15 AM   Subscribe

Obitpage, dedicated to the writer's art of the obituary. Recommended among the greats in the (partial) "hall-of-fame" archive is Idi Amin's: "One of the Most Reviled Figures In Recent History."
posted by stupidsexyFlanders (5 comments total)
Hunter S. Thompson's obituary of Richard Nixon is probably my favourite of the genre.
posted by y10k at 7:42 AM on September 2, 2003

I second that - nobody drives a stake into someone's memory like Thompson.
posted by will at 7:49 AM on September 2, 2003

From the Id Amin obit:

In 1975, he had himself inaugurated as President-for Life, and was borne aloft by 14 indigent whites, to symbolise the "white man's burden". He revelled in the acute embarrassment he caused.
posted by delmoi at 8:36 AM on September 2, 2003

I really like the obit for a woman named Shoe Taylor. My life seems so dull by comparison.
posted by Red58 at 12:30 PM on September 2, 2003

Related and worth repeating: Goodbye! A Journal of Contemporary Obituaries, currently on hiatus, but the archives are all there. Previously discussed here.
posted by kmel at 3:44 PM on September 2, 2003

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