Dead Honest by Adam | Mar 10, 2010 | 33 comments Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 33 Comments Tina M on March 10, 2010 at 1:23 am 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. Reply crocswsocks on February 21, 2013 at 3:34 pm “Well, he was a real asshole, but he meant well, y’know? A well-meaning asshole…” -George Carlin Reply Aphiliam on March 10, 2010 at 8:50 am 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." Reply Adam on March 10, 2010 at 8:52 am I think I'd rather be the dead guy than the one that has to say that. Reply Aphiliam on March 24, 2010 at 8:51 pm 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. Reply Pink Floyd on March 6, 2015 at 3:23 pm I’m ashamed that I laughed harder at this than the comic. Reply amberbydreams on March 10, 2010 at 10:13 am "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!" Reply SteamSaint on March 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm 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. Reply Floy on April 12, 2010 at 5:50 pm 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! Reply Adam on April 12, 2010 at 6:18 pm Always glad to make a new fan and provoke them into involuntary urination. Reply lythera on February 1, 2011 at 8:54 am well i don't know about pissing myself laughing while reading ur comic.. but this comment damn near made me do it. XD Reply Samir on April 15, 2010 at 1:32 pm Yeah I got friends at work that always say. "Don't speak ill of the dead." I always respond with.. "Even Hitler?" Reply Mike on May 22, 2010 at 5:29 am Have you ever seen the video of Graham Chapman's funeral? It's what I think all funerals ought to be like. Reply Hollee on May 29, 2010 at 6:36 pm 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. Reply Framtonm on May 30, 2010 at 7:33 pm When a gangster died here (Australia) recently, someone said, "You should always speak good of the dead. He's dead. Good!" Reply Lucien on June 21, 2010 at 12:09 am Hmm…There's an identical skit in the flash animation "Neurotically Yours" series Reply lythera on February 1, 2011 at 8:55 am u know what they say great minds think alike =) Reply anonymous on November 11, 2010 at 3:26 pm 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. Reply lee on January 7, 2011 at 5:15 pm it's because dead people cannot defend themselves with whatever bad things that are said to them Reply Eric P on January 12, 2011 at 5:37 pm Yes, please be honest at my funeral, or just go the hell home, please? Reply Joshua P on January 25, 2011 at 12:55 pm Second Panel. Dang it, I ruined my keyboard with milk. Just couldn't stop laughing Reply sunday on January 26, 2011 at 3:09 am SO FUCKING TRUE Reply Josep Blas on February 16, 2011 at 10:25 am Whoa, that guy in the last panel is basically me… been reading all your strips today… you have a new fan! Reply Ananymoose on February 20, 2011 at 6:43 pm 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. Reply Jesse on March 3, 2011 at 7:03 am 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. Reply ZoboCamel on March 9, 2011 at 11:11 pm 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. Reply Annnnnnnnnnnnnoymous on March 26, 2011 at 11:48 am I have been skipping around your comics for ages. I love it! Keep em coming! March 23rd 2011 Reply Matlex on January 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm makes me think of the Speakers For The Dead in the Ender's Game series. Reply Boar on September 27, 2012 at 7:36 pm Yes, this one was the one I`ve seen in tvtropes, that lead me to this site. Reply Puck on February 28, 2013 at 9:11 pm As they say: “We owe kindness to the living; to the dead we owe only truth.” Reply Puck on February 28, 2013 at 9:12 pm oh never mind. It was respect that we owe to the living. And Voltaire said it. Reply ASP on March 20, 2014 at 5:05 pm I linked this to a YouTube video on Fred Phelps’ death. Reply Camolot the Creator on March 25, 2016 at 12:10 am 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. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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