Friday, January 11, 2008

Weekend at Bernies premise fails in real life.

Randy sent me a link to this story, which I will share with you now:

This story is awesome on so many levels that I am going to have to make a list, which is also easier than writing creatively.

1. The headline says "dead guy". Not "deceased man", but "dead guy".
2. The two friends pushed the dead guy to the check cashing store in a chair. He was flopping around, but they persisted. Awesome. Bernie flopped around too.
3. The Detective having lunch next door was immediately aware of the deadness of the guy. Like, he wasn't fooled for even a second, whereas Bernie was able to flop around for a whole weekend.
4. The article quotes NYPD spokesman as saying "He was deceased in the apartment when he was removed by these two". That makes it sound like he was removed from the apartment by two lovable scamps, not two 65 year old guys.

The thing that I really like about the story is that I am having an extremely good time envisioning in my head all the different scenarios that played out in that apartment prior to making the decision to wheel the deceased out the door. Was it done in humor? Desperation? A spirit of mischief? How did the guys think that it would play out? Did one of the have to slap the other across the jowls and tell him that he should man up? There are just so many unanswered questions and so many possible scenarios, each one more interesting than the next.

Thanks Randy!

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