YEAH!! I totally agree with this, and have been saying it for years! What's really frustrating is when you KNOW they were a no-good, throw-rocks-at-kittens kind of person, and then YOU have to create a fluffy, flowery, saintly eulogy for the person!!!!
Anyway. Thanks for the great comic.
“Well, he was a real asshole, but he meant well, y’know? A well-meaning asshole…”
My ex-boyfriend and his friends are in a pact, for whoever dies first, the others have to go to his funeral, go up on stage and say "-Namehere-… what a cunt."
I think I'd rather be the dead guy than the one that has to say that.
Yeah, that's why they entered the pact, it's a rush to die first so you don't have to say it. One is in the army so he's got a step up.
Boys are silly.
I’m ashamed that I laughed harder at this than the comic.
"You said Billy Mays had the most annoying voice in the world and you wanted him dead just yesterday. Don't regret it just 'cause he is dead now!"
ha! my grandfather was curious about this himself… he was rather well known for muttering "He was a son of a bitch when he was alive. he's a son of a bitch when he's dead." at a funeral or two.
All Right, So I'm official a fan!! I stumbled across this tonight, and after a very crappy day I'm finally ending it on a good note.. I also wet myself a bit.. Way to go!
Always glad to make a new fan and provoke them into involuntary urination.
well i don't know about pissing myself laughing while reading ur comic.. but this comment damn near made me do it. XD
Yeah I got friends at work that always say. "Don't speak ill of the dead." I always respond with.. "Even Hitler?"
Have you ever seen the video of Graham Chapman's funeral? It's what I think all funerals ought to be like.
There's an entire black comedy movie based on this concept called "World's Greatest Dad". It stars Robin Williams, and is actually a pretty good movie…though disturbing enough that I only wanted to watch it once.
When a gangster died here (Australia) recently, someone said, "You should always speak good of the dead. He's dead. Good!"
Hmm…There's an identical skit in the flash animation "Neurotically Yours" series
u know what they say great minds think alike =)
I think I'll put it in my will that people have to insult me at my funeral, and that the one who has the funniest insult, as judged by my backup machine consciousness, will be the receiver of the greatest cut of my fortune.
Or whatever is left of it after the whole thing with the backup consciousness.
it's because dead people cannot defend themselves with whatever bad things that are said to them
Yes, please be honest at my funeral, or just go the hell home, please?
Second Panel. Dang it, I ruined my keyboard with milk. Just couldn't stop laughing
SO FUCKING TRUE
Whoa, that guy in the last panel is basically me… been reading all your strips today… you have a new fan!
Heh, the last panel is exactly what I would do. I'm not going to hold my tongue just because the person is dead. If the person was a bastard, I WILL go up on the funeral stage and say it.
I want to have what they had in the Ender series of books. A Speaker for the Dead. After you die they investigate your entire life, nothing is kept secret from them. Then at your funeral they tell it all to everyone. Nothing is left out, they do not emphasize your good or bad deeds, they just tell it like it is.
I remember seeing something very similar to this on The Chaser's War to Everything a few years ago. And in song form, to boot:
Of course, being on TV, the skit ended up causing every easily offended person in the country to flood every form of media with complaints for the next fortnight.
I have been skipping around your comics for ages. I love it! Keep em coming! March 23rd 2011
makes me think of the Speakers For The Dead in the Ender's Game series.
Yes, this one was the one I`ve seen in tvtropes, that lead me to this site.
As they say: “We owe kindness to the living; to the dead we owe only truth.”
oh never mind. It was respect that we owe to the living. And Voltaire said it.
I linked this to a YouTube video on Fred Phelps’ death.
Kinda sadly, panel four will probably be the general attitude of most of my family at my paternal grandfather’s funeral. His own children can barely tolerate him, and my father, the most patient, level-headed man I know, nearly walked out on his father more than a few times.
Wow. That got… Dark.
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