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2020-08-10 11:09:30 AM  
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2020-08-10 12:12:19 PM  
Ashes to ashes,

Dust to dust,

If Elmer quit eating paste,

He would still be with us.

 
2020-08-10 12:15:28 PM  
fake! j'accuse!
 
2020-08-10 4:43:58 PM  
Alum is wickedly bitter, from my recollection.

My older brother once dumped about a tablespoon of it into a cup of 7-up I was drinking when I wasn't looking. Poisoning siblings is hilarious.
 
2020-08-10 6:36:45 PM  
politics? which side am i supposed to be on here?
 
2020-08-10 6:37:56 PM  

beezeltown: Alum is wickedly bitter, from my recollection.

My older brother once dumped about a tablespoon of it into a cup of 7-up I was drinking when I wasn't looking. Poisoning siblings is hilarious.


You're here, so his plan failed 😃, but you're here, so his plan failed. ☹
 
2020-08-10 6:38:33 PM  

psykick dancehall: politics?


Heh. Right tab for this story.
 
2020-08-10 6:39:32 PM  
Kind of like these Darwin Award winners!

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/05/health​/​hand-sanitizer-cdc-warning-study-welln​ess/index.html

"People are dying after drinking hand sanitizer, CDC says"
 
2020-08-10 6:41:18 PM  
Speaking of, has anyone seen Bevets lately?
 
2020-08-10 6:42:20 PM  
they picked the wrong week to stop sniffing eating glue.
 
2020-08-10 6:42:26 PM  
Wouldn't mind finding paint that stays that fresh for 112 years in that stretch of desolate wasteland.
 
2020-08-10 6:42:54 PM  
fake news, I'm Eric! is still alive (sadly).
 
2020-08-10 6:43:33 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: psykick dancehall: politics?

Heh. Right tab for this story.


ah, he drank the teddy roosevelt flavor aid
 
2020-08-10 6:43:54 PM  
Farkers dont eat paste.

They huff paint.

Gold preferably; but silver will do in a pinch.
 
2020-08-10 6:43:55 PM  

beezeltown: Alum is wickedly bitter, from my recollection.

My older brother once dumped about a tablespoon of it into a cup of 7-up I was drinking when I wasn't looking. Poisoning siblings is hilarious.


Was your brother a Bugs Bunny fan?
 
2020-08-10 6:44:21 PM  
Poor guy could've been President if only he'd been born a century later...
 
2020-08-10 6:44:46 PM  

kyleaugustus: Speaking of, has anyone seen Bevets lately?


Nope!
 
2020-08-10 6:46:29 PM  
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2020-08-10 6:46:33 PM  
i don't really see what the problem is with this, unless you want to compare how this freedom loving, hunger motivated, bibliophile would not have been able to exert his freedom today as he did in his day, due to the no good, do nothing, tax and spend, obstructionist, filthy Dems and their nanny state mentality.
 
2020-08-10 6:47:22 PM  
That's socialism for ya
 
2020-08-10 6:47:46 PM  
They guy probably was like "But it's my RIGHT TO EAT PASTE!!!"
 
2020-08-10 6:48:27 PM  
His Grandson became president. He prefers bleach to paste.
 
2020-08-10 6:50:13 PM  
I guess I do think of paste eaters when I consider the Politics tab but it's a stretch.
 
2020-08-10 6:52:17 PM  
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2020-08-10 6:54:34 PM  

psykick dancehall: politics?


President Roosevelt telegrammed that eating paste would cure Spanish flu.
 
2020-08-10 6:59:05 PM  
If this is political, I don't want to know why.

/dnrtfa
 
2020-08-10 6:59:56 PM  
less amusing when you read the story and learn it was a homeless man looking for food. :/
 
2020-08-10 7:09:21 PM  

kyleaugustus: Speaking of, has anyone seen Bevets lately?


I like to think Bevets secretly ran off with Gorgor and they lived happily ever after
 
2020-08-10 7:13:18 PM  

ktybear: kyleaugustus: Speaking of, has anyone seen Bevets lately?

I like to think Bevets secretly ran off with Gorgor and they lived happily ever after


I miss Gorgor :(
 
2020-08-10 7:18:37 PM  
FTFA: Whatever the case, the grave serves as a cautionary tale: don't eat glue.


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Kid: "Wow! 'Don't eat glue.  Jimmy Dugan.'"
Jimmy Dugan: "That's good advice!"
 
2020-08-10 7:42:42 PM  
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2020-08-10 7:42:44 PM  
I bet he shows up Red2 on my screen.
 
2020-08-10 7:45:05 PM  

Mr. carrot: less amusing when you read the story and learn it was a homeless man looking for food. :/


Even less amusing when you read the story and learn that there's no reason to believe it's authentic and not just some local wags who painted a dumb joke on an un-engraved tombstone.  I guess it's better than "Here lies Ezekiel Plaindealer.  Born 1841, Died 1904.  Killed by Howard Stern's farts.  Bababooey, babbabooey. R.I.P."
 
2020-08-10 7:58:30 PM  

Mr. carrot: less amusing when you read the story and learn it was a homeless man looking for food. :/


This.  Jesus H. Mahogany Jumping-up-and-down-in-a-Sidecar Christ.

"Starving guy resorts to eating poison, dies in the street" would be a more accurate description.
 
2020-08-10 8:06:46 PM  
Ew, paste is gross enough, but paste in 1908? Oh hell no, there's no telling what he consumed.
 
2020-08-10 8:14:00 PM  

Uzzah: Mr. carrot: less amusing when you read the story and learn it was a homeless man looking for food. :/

Even less amusing when you read the story and learn that there's no reason to believe it's authentic and not just some local wags who painted a dumb joke on an un-engraved tombstone.  I guess it's better than "Here lies Ezekiel Plaindealer.  Born 1841, Died 1904.  Killed by Howard Stern's farts.  Bababooey, babbabooey. R.I.P."


But TFA cites this snippet from a newspaper:
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And has other pics showing headstones in the same place with surviving marks:
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Are those ones engraved? TFA also suggests that perhaps the paste-eater's headstone is repainted regularly.

I'd like to see more of the other headstones. If they're painted as opposed to engraved, why should the paste-eater's headstone not be?
 
2020-08-10 8:16:14 PM  
On reflection, given the lack of dates on any of the headstones pictured, is the entire supposed cemetery a faaake? Why would an unknown pauper have his date marked, while the named people just have their names?

Any Farkers close to the area?
 
2020-08-10 8:41:48 PM  
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2020-08-10 8:56:24 PM  

ktybear: kyleaugustus: Speaking of, has anyone seen Bevets lately?

I like to think Bevets secretly ran off with Gorgor and they lived happily ever after


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2020-08-10 9:01:36 PM  
I love Atlas Obscura and I look forward to the day the Republicans are sent packing from the White House and Senate so we can finally act on a national scale to control this giant farking mess they have created.

Then my wife and I get to travel again and can make use of AO.com.

Weirdest spot ever was the decrepit miniature Graceland in Roanoke, VA.

I gladly put $10 in the box and had my wife shoot burst pics of me pretending to smash it like I was a fat white dude Kaiju.

Finding stupid shiat, yet another thing Republicans have intentionally soiled.
 
2020-08-10 11:48:02 PM  
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