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Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for January 06, 2011

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    rayannina  almost 11 years ago

    JJ is making Kim look better and better by comparison.

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    Sandfan  almost 11 years ago

    This is becoming one of those funerals where people are showing up just make sure the person is dead.

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    cdhaley  almost 11 years ago

    J.J. has come to gloat over her dead mother-in-law and to wound her, as it were, through Michael. Imagine how insufferable she’d be if this were Kim’s funeral.

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    cdward  almost 11 years ago

    Kim always looked better.

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    lewisbower  almost 11 years ago

    At an age where I attend more funerals than weddings, how come only tired cliches leave my mouth?

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    griefofdawn  almost 11 years ago

    At my great-aunt’s funeral I was viewing the body with an aunt. The aunt said the standard “Doesn’t she look natural?” I replied “No. She would look natural if she were sitting in her arm chair with her binoculars on her lap.” The aunt was rather shocked.

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    ChiehHsia  almost 11 years ago

    My family tends to use cremation. If nothing else, it eliminates the trite comments about looking natural… and so far nobody has made any jokes about being burned-out.

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    Wildcard24365  almost 11 years ago

    @Lewreader

    Death is the ultimate cliche.

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    Nemesys  almost 11 years ago

    You can credibly show respect at a funeral to someone you dislike, or even someone that you have tried to kill in the past. Consider Barzini attending Don Corleone’s funeral. Not respecting your enemies leaves one vulnerable to them, even after they’re dead.

    By the way, Daisy’s death shouldn’t have been a surprise to us. She told us it was coming back on November 17, during the “bedbug” episode.

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    asa4ever  almost 11 years ago

    I cremated my wife and I shall be cremated for one reason only, except for giving the body to science or dumping the body, it is the cheapest way to go. By the way, if you are good at hiding the body, you can still collect the Social Security checks.

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    Charles Evans Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    Creamation would have been a very good choice here.

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    Nelly55  almost 11 years ago

    hopefully she didn’t drag her loser boyfriend along

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    Mythreesons  almost 11 years ago

    @Larry: In my town, and maybe everywhere, the funeral home notifies Soc Sec Office immediately. Any paperwork someone else does for you is a big help, so don’t complain. Husband cremated, as I will be.

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    Mythreesons  almost 11 years ago

    PS: I’ve been gone for two weeks and have no idea what is going on or who these people are, so won’t have much to comment on until the story changes. Doonesbury came into my life about a year ago through GoComics.

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    silver29512  almost 11 years ago

    I can’t help but wonder what people would do if I do what I see myself doing at my mother’s funeral… singing “Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead.” And I’m not some kid either.. I’m 49.

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    Dragoncat  almost 11 years ago

    @Nelly55: JJ’s “loser boyfriend” is really her “loser husband”. As crazy as it sounds, they did marry. They even got ring tattoos on their fingers. And I’m betting she did bring him along.

    Let us pray…

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    rayannina  almost 11 years ago

    @Dragoncat: please, no – not “Uncle Stupidhead”!

    @silver29512: know the feeling. When my dad croaks, I plan to have a previous engagement. Possibly in another state.

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    freeholder1  almost 11 years ago

    Funerals. the end of someone and the end of relationships you didn’t want to begin with. No more reason to gather for Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner any more. No reason to learn to forgive or move on. No reason to think of them except for personal venom.

    Or…

    A chance to make an appointment a month or a year from then to let emotions die and talk about the things that ate you alive with the dead person was alive. And end the acid that’s been etching such pain in you life.

    Choices can be made.

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    MisngNOLA  almost 11 years ago

    I was once asked what I’d like to hear people say about me at my funeral. My response was “Look, he’s moving.”

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    Seed_drill  almost 11 years ago

    I read an interview with my centarian great-great uncle before he died stating that he was going to leave his body to science “so they could find out why he never died.”

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    runar  almost 11 years ago

    At my sister’s funeral, I won’t be anywhere near as restraines as J J. On the other hand, I don’t plan on attending.

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    cdward  almost 11 years ago

    Wow, doesn’t anyone here like their families?

    I’m going to be burned and have my ashes tossed up into the wind. Then they will say: “He always was scatter-brained. Now he’s scatter-bodied.”

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    tcambeul  almost 11 years ago

    griefofdawn, I made a similiar comment, however, it involved a hatchet.

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    runar  almost 11 years ago

    I love my mother-in-law, and I’m closer to her than I am to any of my blood relatives even though my wife’s been dead for nearly twelve years. We still call each other once a month; My sister, though, I have neither seen nor talked to in nine years.

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    MisngNOLA  almost 11 years ago

    Thankfully, I have a great family. I even like my ex wife’s folks still, and they always try to hook up with me when I’m down in NOLA especially at Mardi Gras time. I guess they like to party with a pro, lol.

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    heeyuk  almost 11 years ago

    Lots of bioenergy in a human body. Burial and cremation are a waste. Blend them.

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