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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."

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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