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Maryn
01-10-2008, 05:14 PM
My local paper picked up this story (http://www.news-journal.com/hp/content/shared-gen/ap/National/Dead_Mans_Check.html). Only in New York, man...

I mean, if any of us made this up, publishers would regard it as outlandish, beyond the boundaries of any reader's suspended disbelief, right?

Maryn, chuckling

Bmwhtly
01-10-2008, 05:21 PM
That's... well that's just extraordinary.

C.bronco
01-10-2008, 05:42 PM
A Weekend at Bernie's VII because Bernie had a short shelf-life.

dpaterso
01-10-2008, 06:05 PM
I would have wanted my buddies to cash my check.

-Derek

WendyNYC
01-10-2008, 06:45 PM
I love how they pretended to be surprised when the paramedics said he was dead. He's DEAD? Really?

HeronW
01-10-2008, 07:01 PM
Then there's the psycho who saw 'the mark of the Beast' on his hand, tied a tourniquet, cut it off, then microwaved his hand.

Which begs the question...if the Beast is the Devil and the Devil is in Hell and Hell is REALLY furkin' hot... wouldn't microwaving, roasting, boiling, frying, broiling, baking, grilling, poaching, et al, any body part or person accused of such consortium/cavorting with the Big Satan--be counterintuitive?