Friday, July 11, 2014

There Are News Stories With Details So Weird That You Can't Quite Believe Them

But when you think about them a bit, they suddenly make sense on Planet Weird from where the story is being reported.  This July 6, 2014 Daily Mail article reports about a 42 year old graffiti "artist" who was vandalizing a subway tunnel when he touched the third rail.  (There's a reason that Social Security is often referred to as "the third rail" of American politics: touch it and die.)  Anyway, the detail that jumped out at me:
A wake will be held at Seneca Chapels followed by a funeral service at St Matthias Church in Ridgewood, Queens, on Monday. His casket will be white so that it can be covered in graffiti. [emphasis added]
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