Tuesday, February 21, 2006

cameras and cadavers

TOKYO (Reuters, 2/16/06) — Japan's obsession with camera-equipped mobile phones has taken a bizarre twist, with mourners at funerals now using the devices to capture a final picture of the deceased.

Dear people of Japan,

If I ever die—and you can't prove that I will—please don't take pictures of my corpse with a cell phone. A professional camera with actual 35mm film is preferable. My corpse deserves respect. And soft focus if you don't mind. 'Preciate it, east side!


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