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Today’s outing from the Washington Post’s Style Invitational is hilarious – make up a headline for the obituaries of famous people. Some of the best:

  • Jacques Chirac Croaks (Adam Stasio, Falls Church; Stephen Dudzik, Olney)
  • Melvil Dewey Biography Moved from 025.3 (Libraries; Organization) to 973.9 (History: United States: 1901-2000)(Dan Steinberg, Falls Church)
  • Lee Iacocca Recalled by Maker(Gary Michaels, Potomac; Joe Kobylski, Gaithersburg)
  • George W. Bush Deceasifies(Mark D. Alves, Arlington)
  • Peter Mark Roget Dies, Expires, Succumbs, Departs, Perishes, Passes(Chris Doyle, Forsyth, Mo.; G.T. Bowman, Falls Church; Charlie Cordova, Reston)
  • Artist Formerly Known as Artist Formerly Known as Prince Now Former Artist Formerly Known as Artist Formerly Known as Prince (Mike Horn-Mitchem, Hillsborough, N.J.)
  • Sophia Loren Dropped Dead Gorgeous(Mariann Simms, Wetumpka, Ala.)
  • Autopsy Confirms Death of Keith Richards(Chuck Smith, Woodbridge)
  • Chevy Chase Is Dead and You’re Not(Joseph Romm, Washington)
  • Geraldo Rivera Dies; Fox Announces Opening of New Bureau in Hell(Greg Pearson, Arlington)
  • A-Tisket, A-Tasket, Ella’s Right Inside This Casket(Zachariah Love, Los Angeles)
  • Martha Stewart Pushes Up Tasteful Arrangement of Daisies(Jon Devine, Arlington)
  • Isaac Newton’s Body at Rest, Will Tend to Stay at Rest(Stephen Dudzik, Olney)
  • Now Mick Jagger Can Get Some Putrefaction (Tom Witte, Gaithersburg)
  • Roger Ebert: 10 Toes Up(Phyllis Kepner, Columbia)
  • Bill Clinton Is Not Is(Bob Wallace, Reston)
  • Kevin Bacon Mourned by Widow’s Brother’s Co-worker’s Neighbor’s Friend’s Son(Brendan O’Byrne, Regina, Saskatchewan)

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