Thursday, December 28, 2006

Another cool blast of irony . . .

Read the byline on Mr. Ford's obituary, then quickly scroll down to the end

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/27/AR2006122700528_pf.html

8 Comments:

Blogger Miss Cellania said...

Man oh man. You know that J.Y. wrote the majority of this way ahead of time, and the other writer plugged in the date.

Of course, you recall this SNL skit about just such an event.

9:05 AM  
Blogger Metro said...

Isn't that the way these things are done for large-scale public figures?

The true irony to me is that Dick Cheney is quoted as saying Ford was the man who restored trust in the presidency.

Who will play Ford when the second imperial presidency ends? Cheney's more the Svengali type.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Martha said...

You don't think he is ACTUALLY WRITING FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE do you?

Anything is possible with cellphones.

1:13 PM  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...

Of course there's plenty of lead time for obits for the rich and famous, but the sheer irony of the decedent outliving his biographer . . . but you are right - Cheney trumps even that.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Hey, isn't that taking a job away from a living obit writer? I mean....c'mon.

That is quite ironic.

4:22 PM  
Anonymous raincoaster said...

Tis freaky though.

Trivia: Ford used to tell his buddies that he knew he was going to hell, because he pardoned Richard Nixon.

For once, I think he was right on the money.

5:36 PM  
Blogger awaiting said...

Well...nothing like being prepared. Let's just say JY was on the ball. Goes to show, death is unavoidable...we all know its coming and once you hit 21, we all know what to say about you.

Life is a done deal. You can't run from what you've done, and after you've lived a little, anyone can write your obituary.

1:12 AM  
Blogger dinahmow said...

I was ready with a union-type quip, but Pamela got there first.
Glad you're back, FE. I look forward to '07. Happy may it be for you.

10:51 PM  

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