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Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
A Wedding and a Funeral
image New York artist 'Shishaldin' has announced her intention to marry the French poet, Isidore Ducasse. The one catch is that Ducasse has been dead for 134 years. But in France the President is allowed to approve marriages between the living and the dead thanks to a law that was passed following a case where a woman's fiancee died right before they could get married and the grief-stricken woman pleaded with the President to allow the marriage to proceed anyway. My one question here is that, okay, say Shishaldin gets married to the dead poet. What if she later changes her mind? How does she then go about getting a divorce? I mean, most of the time you're no longer considered married once your spouse dies, but if you marry your spouse after they're dead, surely the situation is different. Of course, before this marriage proceeds President Chirac would have to approve it, and I'm guessing that the chances of that happening are slim.
Categories: Death, Sex/Romance
Posted by The Curator on Tue Apr 06, 2004
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