Obituary addiction satisfied
June 16, 2007 7:33 AM   Subscribe

Great idea for a blog; looks really well-done, too. Too bad there's not an RSS feed.

Good find!
posted by briank at 7:41 AM on June 16, 2007

Perfect!!! We never need another obit thread again! Yayyyy!!!!
posted by The Deej at 7:45 AM on June 16, 2007

Also a great source for Wikipedia. "You could update Wikipedia with that" is the new "You could build a Beowulf cluster with that".
posted by stbalbach at 7:47 AM on June 16, 2007


Oh, wait...what?

(great find)
posted by hifiparasol at 7:47 AM on June 16, 2007

sort of morbid, yet sort of fascinating
posted by caddis at 8:07 AM on June 16, 2007

people are dying who never died before!
posted by bruce at 8:19 AM on June 16, 2007 [1 favorite]

Shouldn't it be the Last Round Up?
posted by doctor_negative at 8:27 AM on June 16, 2007

Link is worth it just for this story.
posted by octothorpe at 8:30 AM on June 16, 2007

What makes it for me is the writing seems to be high quality. Even their Sopranos article was good.
posted by miss lynnster at 9:23 AM on June 16, 2007

Thanks - I always read the obituaries in my paper - it's one of my favorite sections. I always thought I was a little weird, but now I realize I might have an unrecognized talent!
posted by The Light Fantastic at 9:31 AM on June 16, 2007

Interview with Krishna Andavolu, managing editor of Obit Mag
See also: (link list)
Good post, thanks.
posted by peacay at 9:49 AM on June 16, 2007


BTW the "Rocky Mountain Press" mentioned in the article as writer Jim Sheeler's employer should be the "Rocky Mountain News."
posted by kozad at 9:49 AM on June 16, 2007

Oops. That wasn't an interview. But this has some background to the site.
posted by peacay at 10:00 AM on June 16, 2007

I really liked the Edwin Traisman photographic tribute. Who knew an empty Cheez Whiz bottle could have such poignancy?

He lived a long life. Maybe Cheez Whiz keeps you ticking.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:47 PM on June 16, 2007

If you appreciate obits, be sure to check out the Blog Of Death -- it's been around forever in web-years (2003).
posted by davidmsc at 1:20 PM on June 16, 2007

second blog of death.

This is cool. thx
posted by dozo at 6:59 PM on June 16, 2007

Spoiler alert please (Sopranos).
posted by strawberryviagra at 9:40 PM on June 16, 2007

miss lynnster's Sopranos links does not need a spoiler alert. It doesn't go where I think she meant it to. :)
posted by The Deej at 8:17 AM on June 17, 2007

The original post URL - half way down the page, has an Obit for a certain character in the series.

We antipodeans won't know what happens 'til god knows when - although even in Jonson's latest post - there's yet another reference to it.
posted by strawberryviagra at 11:16 PM on June 17, 2007

They haven't got one for Colin Fletcher yet, author of "The Complete Walker." He started a whole generation and more on backpacking. RIP Colin.
posted by caddis at 6:40 AM on June 19, 2007

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