Thursday, March 20, 2008
snarky headline for a cemetery brochure? Greenwood is a National Landmark, so to "be part of history" means promising to give them your remains for mulch. Inside subhead: "Come for a visit. Stay for an eternity." Um, I think I'll postpone that visit for a while. My favorite bit of copy: "Join 560,000 permanent residents, including Leonard Bernstein, Boss Tweed (Boss Tweed?), Jean-Michel Basquiat, Civil War generals, baseball legends, politicians, artists, entertainers and inventors"--in other words, the kind of people you could never share an address with, extant.
But hey, maybe I'm overreacting, just feeling put out to discover I'm in a demographic targetted by solicitations for memorial sites. If anyone out there wants to know about the "wide selection of choices" at this "historic yet state-of-the-art facility", I'm happy to send you my BRC.