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(Some Guy)   Family continues Oregon-bound roadtrip with dead grandma in RV. Griswold Family unavailable for comment   (nwcn.com) divider line 42
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2008-01-15 02:14:12 AM  
I don't blame them. No sales tax in Oregon, which will save you a bundle on those larger taxidermy jobs.
 
2008-01-15 02:16:46 AM  
Grandma has died from dysentery
 
2008-01-15 02:21:09 AM  
mu.org, for putting up with the smell.
 
2008-01-15 02:41:07 AM  
Oregon Trail trifecta in play
 
2008-01-15 03:12:01 AM  
No "Little Miss Sunshine" reference, subby?

For shame.
 
2008-01-15 03:27:36 AM  
This actually happened to my grandparents when they were on a car trip to Mexico with another couple in the 70's. The husband of the other couple died in Mexico and they didn't want to risk dealing with it there. They propped the dead guy up in the back seat and drove back across the border to the US.
 
2008-01-15 04:24:59 AM  
bargled: No "Little Miss Sunshine" reference, subby?

For shame.


Beat me to it.
 
2008-01-15 04:28:44 AM  
They shouldn't have tried to ford the river.
 
2008-01-15 04:28:44 AM  
Yeah, no Oregon trail connection?
 
2008-01-15 04:29:46 AM  
/unavailable for comment

aycu31.webshots.com
 
2008-01-15 04:35:41 AM  
Constance Velocity: This actually happened to my grandparents when they were on a car trip to Mexico with another couple in the 70's. The husband of the other couple died in Mexico and they didn't want to risk dealing with it there. They propped the dead guy up in the back seat and drove back across the border to the US.

Reminds me of a great Ray Bradbury story.
 
2008-01-15 04:37:08 AM  
What, no "Grapes of Wrath" references?
 
2008-01-15 04:37:44 AM  
surely, she stinketh....
 
2008-01-15 04:42:24 AM  
mortalmorsel, bargled


With all due respect to The Hoover family, The Griswolds did come first.


/Vegas Vacation was my favorite
//then the original, then Christmas, THEN europe.
///Hot Audrey, FTW
 
2008-01-15 04:43:27 AM  
mr. Belvedere: What, no "Grapes of Wrath" references?

THAT is funny.
 
2008-01-15 04:43:33 AM  
images.allposters.com

Approves.
 
2008-01-15 04:44:41 AM  
The article doesn't say how many oxen died while trying to ford the river. It also doesn't mention if anyone got the syph from granny. Poor reporting....
 
2008-01-15 04:53:11 AM  
Yikes!

I grew up in south Florida, moved to California, and then to Hillsboro, Oregon. Never been to Arkansas.

/Property and income tax instead of sales tax, don't be fooled.
//Lived in Melbourn, Florida where those nasty hooker stories come from.
///Hillsboro doesn't suck...
 
2008-01-15 04:55:52 AM  
Isn't this when law enforcement is supposed to just make up a crime to charge someone with, like the illegality of transporting corpses across state lines? Wyoming is just disappointed they didn't get a piece of the funeral trade action.
 
2008-01-15 04:56:35 AM  
don't know if anyone else thought this by the headline but, thanks to high school, i could only think of faulkner's 'as i lay dying'..

'my mother is a fish'

/nominates self for best drunken spontaneous retort of 2008.
//chuckles to self.
///chokes on own spit.
///sets alarm for december 31st, 2008, the day i eat my gloat
////passes out
//knowing he farked it.
 
2008-01-15 05:05:50 AM  
www.prophecy21.com
 
2008-01-15 05:24:19 AM  
Just because the old bat died is no reason to ruin my vacation seesh.
 
2008-01-15 07:04:32 AM  
www.nndb.com

/approves
 
2008-01-15 07:10:31 AM  
berylman: Isn't this when law enforcement is supposed to just make up a crime to charge someone with, like the illegality of transporting corpses across state lines? Wyoming is just disappointed they didn't get a piece of the funeral trade action.



How bout abuse of a corpse?
 
2008-01-15 07:55:11 AM  
AND the dog went on the basket.
 
2008-01-15 08:18:25 AM  
gregoire4

Poor little guy, probably tried to keep up the first mile or so...
 
2008-01-15 08:21:33 AM  
I see most of the Oregon Trail references have been taken already.

/damn dysentery
 
2008-01-15 08:33:59 AM  
DosMas, that actually happened to my dad as a teenager. They were at the beach and the dog laid under the car to get out of the sun, and they found half a leash when they got home. My dad, being an azzhat, teased the guy for years. He still laughs about it and he's almost 70.
 
2008-01-15 08:49:21 AM  
Amateurs
 
2008-01-15 08:57:00 AM  
Two days in an enclosed RV with a corpse. Shiat, piss, and other bodily fluids leaking all over. And after two days, the little buggies are chomping away, full speed ahead...
 
2008-01-15 09:02:38 AM  
berylman: Isn't this when law enforcement is supposed to just make up a crime to charge someone with, like the illegality of transporting corpses across state lines? Wyoming is just disappointed they didn't get a piece of the funeral trade action.

I wish that when people died you could do whatever you wanted with them. I"ll be damned if the "funeral industry" is going to make thousands of dollars off of my corpse; I'd rather go out in the woods and croak. If anyone wants to commemorate my passing, they can throw a party.
 
2008-01-15 09:07:46 AM  
O God, ease our suffering in this, our moment of great dispair. Yea, admit this kind and decent woman into thy arms of thine heavenly area, up there. And Moab, he lay us upon the band of the Canaanites, and yea, though the Hindus speak of karma, I implore you: give her a break.
 
2008-01-15 10:10:38 AM  
My next door neighbor in Parsippany, NJ was Vicki:
i229.photobucket.com
 
2008-01-15 10:10:40 AM  
Grandma has died from dysentery

Winner
 
2008-01-15 10:14:30 AM  
'...Then they didn't know what to do Mother and Father Upduff wrote,
Not having any money at all,
Decided that they would have to wrap her up in their tent,
Putting on top of the car and carry her back to Düsseldorf.
Wrapping her up in their tent, putting on top of the car
And fiercly driving back to Düsseldorf.
Toom, off they went back to Düsseldorf.
On the way to Düsseldorf while they were still in Italy
They drove into a café, have a cup of coffee.
Drinking their cup of coffee up, coming back outside
Their car had been stolen with their luggage.'

//I can has Can
 
2008-01-15 10:55:18 AM  
mr. Belvedere: What, no "Grapes of Wrath" references?

Nor As I Lay Dying.
 
2008-01-15 11:14:02 AM  
Holiday rooo-ohh-oooh-oooh-oooh-ohhh-ohh-oh-ooooh-oad..... Holiday rooooooooooad.

/counting out the "ooh" and now it's stuck in my head.
 
2008-01-15 11:41:54 AM  
This thread needs more Weekend At Bernie's references.
 
2008-01-15 02:27:27 PM  
Let me help yoouuuuuuu out of your chaaaaaiiiiirr!

GRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANDMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
 
2008-01-15 03:09:35 PM  
King Diamond FTW
 
2008-01-15 04:10:56 PM  
I came in here for the Griswold Vacation quotes and you people disappoint! Watched that over the weekend, still funny.
 
2008-01-15 06:31:28 PM  
snowmayne 2008-01-15 04:56:35 AM
don't know if anyone else thought this by the headline but, thanks to high school, i could only think of faulkner's 'as i lay dying'..

'my mother is a fish'

/nominates self for best drunken spontaneous retort of 2008.
//chuckles to self.
///chokes on own spit.
///sets alarm for december 31st, 2008, the day i eat my gloat
////passes out
//knowing he farked it.



I didn't read the whole thing (I was reading it for fun) but this is the first thing I thought of also.
 
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