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