Oct 30, 2004

John Scalzi, the grand poobah of AOL’s journals, has a regular habit of handing out weekend assignments to his readers over at By The Way. He provides the idea. You write it up and provide a link to share the results of your labor.

I can’t say that I don’t need the help — my head feels empty more than occasionally — but I’ve never bothered to take one on myself, even if some of the ideas are genuinely good. That is, until now.

See, a while ago, I chimed in on his site to offer what I considered a fun idea for weekend assignment. Apparently, he agreed. The assignment for this weekend was written by yours truly. For those with a lazy mouse finger, here it is:

Write your own, preferably rhyming, epitaph. For example,

Here lies Jed,
He fell out of bed.

Extra credit: Write a cute epitaph for your favorite loved one, relative, or family pet. Suggestion: keep it light. You might want them to continue being your favorite loved one, relative, or family pet. Nothing is worse than having Fido dissing you over some silly words on a gravestone.

Given, that I’m the originator of the assignment, I couldn’t avoid the work. Here’s my attempt:

Here lies Ken
He had a wife named Jenn
They were found together dead
They didn’t expect a piano on the head.

Shew, I completed my homework and the extra credit all in one shot. Mom would be so proud.

If anyone else bothers to do so, shoot me a link in the comments thread. There’s nothing like good gravestone poetry. In the meantime, I’ll regurgitate the entries collected by the kind Mr. Scalzi below. Enjoy. I know I will.

Collection 1
Collection 2

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  1. Sooz
    October 31st, 2004 at 1:39 pm #

    Yayyy you got them both in one fell swoop. That seems like extra extra credit to me

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