Friday, November 2, 2007

I Want Pepperoni And Cheese On My Tombstone!

Hey Readers! (The Site that hosts TDBotD) has made some small changes to the way comments work on their Blogs. I am experimenting with these functions and need to set up a bit of a conversation to test things out.

So in observance of National "Plan Your Epitaph" Day, I am inviting you to use my comment space here to write your own epitaph. Or if that's too scary, help me write mine! Or share a funny epitaph that you have heard, or write one for someone else.

Please keep things rated PG-13, though, because I am no longer actively moderating the comments. This will allow you to engage in a real-time conversation, without having to wait for me to drive to somewhere with an internet-enabled PC to approve of what you said. I will still get to read all the comments (which I can do from my cellphone), I just won't have to approve them (which I can't do from my cellphone.) The tradeoff is that you now have to do that little "prove-you-are-a-real-human" text-entry thingy to show that you are not a Spam-bot who wants to offer me SUPER LOW $$$ REAL PREMIUM V!AG.RA PILLZ!!! Thanks, But I have all the V!ag.ra pillz I need already. Whatever they are.

The other change to this is that you can check a box when submitting your comment to subscribe to the comments for that particular post. That way you can see what others are saying in response to your insightful comment. This is supposedly crazy useful, and I hope you will all give it a try. And don't worry, you can unsubscribe from comments by email at any time; just click the unsubscribe link in the comment emails you receive.

Here is a possible example to get you started.

"Here Lies Frank Gibson - He Fed Worms While He Was Alive, Too!"

Also, you could just use any of the "About Me" lines from the past 4 months. Just change them to the past tense! Some probably work better than others, though.

So, (imitating Mike Meyers' "Coffee Talk" character:) "Tawk amongst yahselves! The Topic: Epitaphs - Discuss!"


Jeremy Gibson said...

I thought this was going to be about the pizza recall.

Not Jeremy Gibson at all. said...

I love this no approval thing.

mommasee said...

Pizza, tomatoes and worms, oh my!
Saved them up for the day you die.

(boy is THAT bad- you asked for it)

Frank Gibson said...

That is kind of a punchline waiting to happen for stories about the pizza recall. Sounds like a joke Leno would do if the Writers weren't on strike.

Mommasee, you were right, it was bad, and I did ask for it.

Becca said...

I want mushrooms on my tombstone. My actual tombstone, not a frozen pizza. Those will kill you, and that's morbid. No, I want the kind of mushroom that grows on trees kinda sideways to grow on my grave marker. That might look cool.

Liz said...

I think Shakespeare wins with the whole "bless'd be he that spares these stones/ and curs'd be he that moves my bones" thing. You could come up with something like that.

My friend, Kendric, has always says that he will not be happy with his epitaph unless it includes a blast radius.

*sigh* I need to work on my "commedy on command" skills - this is the second time you've asked for us to give you something funny and I've failed to come up with anything...