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A recent change in inheritance legislation will allow people who are dying due to an accident or other emergency to compose their will on a mobile phone, send it by e-mail or leave a voice message, reported MetroXpress newspaper.

Current regulations require that an emergency will must be written by hand or told to two witnesses in order for it to be valid. Relaxing the requirements is intended as a way to make it easier for the dying to ensure that their estate goes to the proper heir.

beeeeeep Hello. I’m not home at the moment, but sweet Jesus
I’m going to die!!!!


Comment from eddiebear
Time: June 25, 2007, 10:45 am

I wonder if standard text messaging rates will apply for this.

Comment from jwpaine
Time: June 25, 2007, 10:51 am


Comment from whtshrbbt/amuirin
Time: June 25, 2007, 12:08 pm

you guys are funny.

It seems like it would open up to a whole lot of questions and snarls and issues and legal troubles, and, well… cell-phone robbery, doesn’t it?

Comment from Dawn
Time: June 25, 2007, 12:25 pm

When I was a little girl my parents would often drive to Denmark to take us to Legoland. We would stay with a friend of my father’s who had a pottery shop on the ground level of his home and a huge dog (Great Dane?). He would make me clay dolls, but they always had blonde hair and wore viking hats. My childhood memories seem rather cliche?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 25, 2007, 12:50 pm

No, somehow there haven’t been any “driving to Denmark” cliches in my life, Dawn. Where are you from, anyhoo?

From the same edition of the Copenhagen Post:

Toy maker Lego has lost a year-long court battle in a Netherlands district court against a Canadian company’s production of what Lego believes are identical building blocks, reported Børsen financial newspaper Wednesday.

The Canadian company, Mega Brands, has been given the okay to sell two editions of its ‘Mega Blocks’, despite their similarity to the original Lego bricks. This latest decision supported that made by a Dutch municipal court two years ago.

Comment from Dawn
Time: June 25, 2007, 1:00 pm

I was born in Germany. My Dad was in the Army. I moved to Texas when I was 8 and California when I was 18. Now I live in Arizona, but I would give anything to live on either coast.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 25, 2007, 1:14 pm

Ah. I didn’t think you sounded like a filthy ferriner.

I know people who say Arizona would be their top pick for best place in the US. Me, I thought the Southwest was neat, but I wouldn’t want to live there. Give me forests.

You must have that ocean thing in your blood.

Comment from mesablue
Time: June 25, 2007, 1:52 pm

Plenty of forests in Arizona. A drive up the Mogollon Rim can take you from the desert to a snowy winterland in about an hour.


But, who am I to say? I live in Detroit. Anyplace would seem awesome to me.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 25, 2007, 2:01 pm

There’s an amazing amount of forested land in Rhode Island, believe it or not. More than you’d think for state with such high population density. They are chunked up into smaller “conservation areas” though. There are very few pieces of land so large you can hike out of earshot of a major highway.

On the one hand, that’s sad. On the other, it has saved my worthless, no-sense-of-direction butt more than once.

Comment from Gnus
Time: June 25, 2007, 2:10 pm

I can see why John Denver didn’t name it Mogollon Rim High.

Comment from Brandon
Time: June 25, 2007, 2:45 pm

Yep, we actually live about 3 miles from the “Rim” – which is a basically a big drop-off that is about 100 miles long. The end result – Beautiful green trees and a mild climate year round with skiing 45 minutes away and the desert just a few hours drive. If you are interested, I am sure I have some land I can sell you as long as you don’t want to look at it first. Umm… What was this topic about in the first place? Oh right – Ack! pls give weesl all my $ & debt.

Comment from whtshrbbt/amuirin
Time: June 25, 2007, 5:33 pm

We should take turns being McGoo. I’m afraid these threads will turn into a ghost-town without the gratuitous use of the term ‘asshat’ from time to time.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 25, 2007, 5:43 pm

I don’t want to be McGoo! He smells like camphor and cedar shavings!

Comment from jwpaine
Time: June 25, 2007, 5:51 pm

Impersonating a McGoo, I believe, is a federal offense, and still carries the death penalty is some states.

Besides, as Weasel observes, who wants to smell like camphor and cedar shavings?

Comment from whtshrbbt/amuirin
Time: June 25, 2007, 6:33 pm

I’m sure there’s worse things to smell like.

As host with the delicate olfactory, Weasel’s exempt, but you should totally step-up and wear the McGoo britches for a day, jw.

Where’s Lokki and EW? They’re still newbies, right? They pretty much hafta be hazed, anyway.

Comment from jwpaine
Time: June 25, 2007, 6:43 pm

I agree, although I’m as much a newbie as they are, I’ll bet. I only discovered the Wonderful World of Weasel (for which I assume Al Gore stole credit) a month or so ago. Even if the common-taters weren’t so dang funny, I’d still visit to get my daily dose of Weasel edjamacation.

/gratuitous stoat-toadying

Comment from Gnus
Time: June 25, 2007, 8:23 pm

Toadying. Is that the next step on the minion career path?

After that, what? Sychophant? Groupie? Lackey? Or is it just Minion First Class, Minion Second Class, etc.? Are there tests to take for advancement, or is it just time in grade? Does experience count?

Ambitious minions want to know.

Comment from jwpaine
Time: June 25, 2007, 8:33 pm

Hey, Gnus, you left out lickspittle. And dog’s-body.

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