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108 ain't bad.

Olive Riely has died at age 108. [more inside]
posted by mmahaffie on Jul 13, 2008 - 32 comments

[This is meh]

This is crap, and needs deleting. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on May 1, 2008 - 77 comments

Where is the Vassilis Fotopoulos post?

Where is the Vassilis Fotopoulos post? There are currently four obits on front page; maybe we could just have a permanent link to the wikipedia page instead?
posted by meech on Jan 14, 2007 - 77 comments

"I'm glad the silly fucker's dead"??


After rereading the snarky original Michael Kelly editorial. I believe I'm glad the silly fucker's dead.


Sorry for the callout, but unless I missed the subtlety of some kind of joke, I think this crosses the line just a little bit.
posted by loquax on Oct 26, 2004 - 54 comments

accepting bets on next celebrity death on front page

Allright, place your bets for the next celebrity death on the front page for today. Third try's a charm, Mr. President.
posted by Keyser Soze on Sep 12, 2003 - 24 comments

breaking news does not override policy

No, I'm just reading a shitty front page. Oh, do excuse me. I completely forgot that a dead celebrity overrides the requirement to actually have a link in your FPP. Honestly, I should be dragged through the street and shot for my audacity.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Jul 4, 2003 - 93 comments

Obitfilters only for . . and .

I didn't want to derail the Kevin Smith obit thread from where ever it might be going so... [more inside]
posted by willnot on Feb 15, 2002 - 21 comments

Are these threads really right for MetaFilter?

Is this really the venue for moments of silence and lists of condolences? Especially when posters order 'do not comment here'? We saw how well it worked in the case of the first thread.
posted by darukaru on Sep 12, 2001 - 17 comments

Obits: if you don't care, stay out

Raining on other people's parades. I've seen this before, eulogizing, and I don't know if it's been discussed here, but people have a bad habit of being contrary and blase simply for the sake of it.

So in this thread, which admittedly I am very upset about, seeing as how I used "font size=7" to proclaim my sorrow, why are people coming in to a thread that is about mourning of a sort and talking about how much they don't care? You didn't read pamie.com? Wonderful! Why the hell are you talking about it, then? You didn't like it? Super! Does that mean your opinions are appropriate?

Are people so in love with the "sound of their own voice" that they just have to blab, regardless of the thread? I'd like to know, really.
posted by solistrato on Jun 29, 2001 - 9 comments

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