Friday, March 01, 2013

Outlive Yourself

Apparently it's obsolete now (at least all I can find are digital breadcrumbs), but at one time the website "My Last E-Mail" would - upon your estate executor submitting a certified death certificate - send out "e-mails from the grave" that you had prepared before your death to be delivered posthumously.

Now, another company has picked up on the theme, using Twitter to continue sending out little 140-character messages long after you've passed on, with the help of a loved one and their artificial intelligence software. Their catchphrase? When your heart stops beating, you'll keep tweeting.

And you thought I was kidding.


A life-long supporter of the Republican Party lay on his deathbed, and as the end approached, he whispered to his friend that he wished to switch parties and become a Democrat.

"But why?" his friend asked. "You've been a Republican through and through your entire life!"

With his dying breath, the man raised his head and explained, "Yes, well, I'd rather it was one of them that died than one of us, you see."



"They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days."  -- Garrison Keillor


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