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Book Report: Finding the funny in very grave matters

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Humorists can make hay of the least likely subjects.

Like death.

Remember W. C. Fields?

He said he wanted the following inscription on his tombstone: "On the Whole I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia."

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And then there was "Pep" Simek of Medford, who recently passed on to the big pizza parlor in the sky.

He and his brother ran a saloon across the road from the Medford cemetery. They called it Tombstone.

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