There’s No Such Thing as Bad Publicity Except Your Own Obituary
I read obituaries in The New York Times.
- Harold Froehlich, 84, Dies; Designed Deep-Sea Minisub – 19th May 2007
Mr. Froehlich applied the principles of aeronautics and balloons to the submarine Alvin, used to recover a misplaced hydrogen bomb and explore the Titanic wreck.
- Tod H. Mikuriya, 73, Dies; Backed Medical Marijuana – 20th May 2007
Dr. Mikuriya began researching marijuana’s therapeutic possibilities in the 1960s. He maintained a list of more than 200 ailments whose symptoms it was said to relieve. He helped make the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes legal in California.
In their account of demise I discover their past works to humanity even if it’s a bit late for me to appreciate the significance of it in its entirety.
An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last instalment missing.
—Quentin Crisp (1908–1999), British writer. The Naked Civil Servant.