Illustration for article titled Commenter Of The Day: Hanging Out In Graveyards Edition

I've only gone to a graveyard to hang out just once, but even then my compatriots (alive) were there in search of a relative (deceased) so I'm not sure it even counts as hanging out. It must be more popular because it winds up in print all the time. Sarah Vowell's great Assassination Vacation involves numerous visits to grave sites. In fiction there's obviously Pet Sematary, as well as the famous graveyard scene in Hamlet, which is referenced in David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest (also featuring a scene at a graveyard). We know of one Yaris on its way out and we have DoctorNine to thank for the eulogy.


I guess I'll do it, since no one else has yet:

"..Alas, poor YARIS! I knew him, Horatio: a city car of infinite jest, of most excellent mileage. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rises at it.

Sometimes, you hafta quote Hamlet...

Or Blake. Either way.


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