July 13, 2009 10:23 AM   Subscribe

i dream of a world without you: death notices for the nonexistent.

(Via the blog of John "Scary Go Round" Allison, one of the contributors.)
posted by Iridic (12 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Sometimes, an image seems to be drawn specifically to conform to a certain meme.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 10:33 AM on July 13, 2009


*not a real dot*
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:34 AM on July 13, 2009

Wow. This is really clever. I especially like how some of the stories are related (Sebastian Addledodge-Cuttlefish and Ralph Sterback, the first two, for example). Inspired stuff.
posted by DecemberBoy at 10:36 AM on July 13, 2009

The non-existent people must read non-existent books.
posted by Xurando at 11:04 AM on July 13, 2009 [1 favorite]

Reminds of that fake obituary to catch the party crashers that was posted on MeFi a while back (six months ish). my google-fu fails me.
posted by exogenous at 11:32 AM on July 13, 2009

If you like these you might like Nazi Literature in the Americas - which is the only work of fiction with "Nazi" in the title which reads like reading candy.
posted by shothotbot at 11:54 AM on July 13, 2009

I like these. Thanks.
posted by OmieWise at 11:55 AM on July 13, 2009

Percy Percy (1906 - 1947) was a small time debt collector from Las Vegas, USA.

Oh, how far the Percy family has fallen since they left the circle of the Blackadder family.
posted by JHarris at 11:55 AM on July 13, 2009 [2 favorites]

"Spent his later years urinating further upstream" will be my epitaph.
posted by Mcable at 12:09 PM on July 13, 2009

I didn't like this.

But it reminds me of Veronica Geng's Partners -- absurdist wedding announcements after the style of the NYT's "Vows" column. Link (subscription only). Here's her (real) obit. Jon Franzen read another absurdist bagatelle of hers recently on the NY'er fiction podcast, and they also discussed her life a bit.
posted by grobstein at 12:40 PM on July 13, 2009

Harry P Willmonger's collection of trinkets and dazzling shinies - is it on display anywhere? My interest is entirely reasonable, no matter what anyone says.
posted by Cranberry at 2:00 PM on July 13, 2009

posted by brundlefly at 9:29 PM on July 13, 2009

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