death is serious business.
but talking about death, i've been willing to write this lately: one thing that annoys me even more in the subject of death is the eulogy. no one ever makes a sincere eulogy. everyone always hides in the safety of the common place: "farewell, you will be missed, you were such a great person", yada yada yada. most of times it is bullshit all along, and if god was paying just a little bit of attention to that display of hypocrisy being played at his own church, he would smite them all to kingdom come (thankfully he has better things to do). i mean, seriously: if i think that x. is a rotten son of a bitch, why on earth do i have to praise him when he dies? don't count on me for that: x. will get something like "farewell, x., i can't say i will miss you because i won't, see you in hell one of these days." and please do the same for me when i'm the one kicking the bucket. don't go all sentimental saying "farewell, john, you were a great person", because i'm not great, nor do i want to be. i'd rather go with "bye bye, have fun, you selfish bastard. you were not hitler or something but hey, no one's perfect and you were definitely far from being perfect". say whatever you like, but please be honest - and crude, and rough, if that's what it takes. in the end, that's the greatest tribute you can give to someone who has died.