BBC News: The Rise of the Unemployed Dead

This BBC News Story appeared yesterday and caused much hilarity on both sides of the Atlantic.

This is a pretty unique story but a lot of credit goes to the writer. The ‘expressed surprise’ in “Mr Dalaia and Mr O’Hare are said to have expressed surprise when paramedics told them Mr Cintron was dead.” Is priceless. A clunkier writer could have treated this like a cliché but this wonderful journalist treats it like a modern day Weekend at Bernie’s.

Our office banter went so far as to discuss whether there was a string and pulley arrangement to get the cadaver to wave from the street and whether the guys would be clever enough to buy a freezer with the first cheque’s windfall.


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