This Obituary Is Only 10 Characters And Yet Says Everything That Needs To Be Said, And Then Some

By 07.06.15
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InForum


What more do you want from me? You can see the goddamn obit in the top photo, so why did you click this? That’s the joke! “Doug died.” The End, final round pass go sorry that Tyler Durden isn’t real. But fine, I’ll just have to accept that you’re one of those people who always wants “more” (fuck those people) and throw some background info at you:

Many people use an obituary to weave a detailed narrative of a loved one’s life. But that wouldn’t stand for Legler.

“He said over and over, when I die I want my obituary to just say ‘Doug Died,’ ” says Janet Stoll, Legler’s daughter. “(Other people’s obituaries) would say ‘he was the president of this, a director of this’ and Dad would say, ‘What, couldn’t they hold down a job?’ “(via)

InForum goes on to describe what Doug’s life was like, but I think that goes against the point of Doug’s obituary in the first place. We don’t need to know about how he was a scuba pilot in the 1850’s who pioneered the first radioactive squirrel invasion of Croatia — just that he died. If you didn’t know Doug while he was alive, you sure as shit won’t get to know him from a newspaper obituary. Cya never Doug!

[H/T InForum]


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