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It is now illegal to die

There's a big problem in the small town of Le Lavandou (25 miles east of Toulon) on the French Rivera. There's only one cemetery in town, and there's no vacancy. A regional court nixed plans for a second cemetery, citing a law against shore constructions. A proposed alternative site, a rock quarry, was rejected by the mayor, Gil Bernardi, as disrespectful to the dead. Nineteen poor souls are waiting for their final interment, with more sure to join them eventually. So the town passed a law Tuesday making it illegal to die without a cemetery plot. The law specifies no punishment for those who break it.

Real life has surpassed satire once again.


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Apr. 27th, 2004 11:34 am (UTC)
OR you could crush the bodies up in a meat grinder. Incinerate them all and throw the ashes in the ocean. Something. Anything.

Goddamn it, dead people are so useless.
Apr. 27th, 2004 11:47 am (UTC)
Yup, burn me and get it over with. Then go have a party. Don't take up perfectly good land with dead people, it's rude.
Apr. 27th, 2004 11:38 am (UTC)
Even in ash-form, (or extra-life), dead people still find some use. Kind of like an old car. You could let the neibourhood kids play in it. Or crush it into a cube and VOILA! Instant doorstop, or pretty coffee table.

Don't let fresh bodies go to waist waste.

*fires up grill*
Apr. 27th, 2004 11:53 am (UTC)
Wow, it's amazing just how unbelievably dumb people can be at times... Illegal to die? How on *earth* can you enforce that??
Apr. 27th, 2004 05:58 pm (UTC)
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