News, but not the serious kind
And DON’T make it sound like the dead guy had any fun…
The Catholic Church in Australia, worried that some eulogies for the dead are getting too long-winded, has imposed a five-minute limit on them.
The church also said that certain areas of the dead person’s life are now off-limits in eulogies, notably drinking and sex. Of course, if sex and drinking are now taboo topics, eulogies will probably automatically get a lot shorter. Heck, for some people, the eulogies may just disappear altogether.
Barmaid Nikki with customers at Wild West Saloon in The Exchange Hotel at Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, in a 2001 photo. REUTERS/Will Burgess