Thursday, March 11, 2010

Eulogy - UK awaits its first death magazine

Death. The final frontier. Now I hear a new UK magazine plans to boldly go into this uncharted territory. It's called Eulogy and is due for launch sometime this year. I like the title. It sounds better than fucking Dignitas. Its target readership will include those facing the loss of a loved one, the already bereaved and the seriously or terminally ill. I understand it will focus both on the commerce of death - such as inheritance tax and funeral options - and on philosophical or religious perspectives, with an emphasis on celebration of life and death. I once wrote a piece on the Macchiavellian power of the last will and testament. Readers went wild with recognition. Can't see how Eulogy can fail.

22 comments:

Ron Broxted said...

There is competition with "Seppuku Weekly" from Japan running a very good "Hara Kiri, which Samurai sword should I redeem my honour with?"

Madame Arcati said...

I suppose Eulogy in time will be doing an assisted suicide special - a sort of Lonely Planet-like guide to the most comfortable self-immolation.

Anonymous said...

Madame must try to stop making things up. I know a good therapist.

Anonymous said...

How clever. I can see the advertisers lining up incuding..Dignitas !

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of "fucking dignitas" - is this assisted suicide by excessive fucking?

Anonymous said...

Trust Madame to know about the Macchiavellian side of anything. Mind fucker!

Diana Barrymore said...

Why don't they just call it 'Fucked' - or would they not attract many advertisers that way?

Prunella Minge said...

Seeing as some people don't know how to pronounce 'Grazia' magazine properly - including that daft woman who advertises it on the telly - the mind boggles as to how 'Eulogy' will be pronounced. It will probably attract lumberjacks and doctors seeking stool samples.

Prunella Minge said...

This has, of course, been tried before: 'Peter Purves' "Mad About Dogs"'. People who read it down my way were swinging from the light fixtures within minutes of reading it (some of them still clutching that month's free gift of a Vinyl Puppy Bone Squeaky Toy). Forget Liddle or Moore for the Indy - get Purves for Eulogy now!

Madame Arcati said...

You what?

G Reaper said...

How death is treated in atheistic fiction could be an interesting feature.

Anonymous said...

Just read in my local paper that crematoria have to be enlarged because there are so many fatties these days. How to slim for a cheaper funeral, there's a free idea for Eulogy.

Michael Jambon said...

For once, I hope this has nothing to do with Kevin Spacey.

DeForrest Gateaux said...

"How to slim for a cheaper funeral" - you just wait a bit, don't you?

Madame Arcati said...

You've just given me an idea. A feature on what people will say about Spacey when he dies and 10 strategies to ensure an upbeat and positive obit. Blimey, and to think I vowed never to be a features ed again. x

Bionic Neurotic said...

What worries me is what happens to your fake hips when you get cremated ..... do the crematorium chuck it up in the air like the ape scene from 2001?

Madame Arcati said...

You silly billy Bionic Neurotic. Still, I wonder if all that botox in Jordan's face might ignite some sort of big bang that has so far eluded the Large Hadron Colider. Someone has to ask these questions.

Elspeth Minge said...

I completely agree with Prunella, who speaks perfect sense. 2001 has been and gone. IT HAS! But I want to know more about Kevin Spacey.

Madame Arcati said...

Then you must read Robin Tamblyn's biography of the great man.

Kevin said...

I'd like to know more about this man Peter Purves. I love dogs. I love taking dogs for walks.

the Grim Reaper said...

Regarding fake hips-I did ask my doctor about my knee replacements and if they would be serviceable and could I donate them after I enter the ether and he assured me I could.
It also puts me off topping myself. How could I die with the guilt of all that NH work done on me for free ?. The terrible guilt.Perhaps Eulopgy will have an agony aunt for such topics.

Anonymous said...

They could call in "Goodbye!" or "KO'D!"