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Unrepentant Obituary Deemed ‘Best Ever’
The Blaze ^ | 04-14-12 | Erica Ritz

Posted on 04/15/2012 1:52:39 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA

Full Title: ‘He Enjoyed Booze, Guns, Cars, and Younger Women Until the Day He Died’: Unrepentant Obituary Deemed ‘Best Ever’

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Michael “Flathead” Blanchard’s obituary, published in the Denver Post on April 12, bears little resemblance to the standard “in memoriam.”

Penned by Blanchard before his death, the obituary notes, among other things, that Blanchard was “weary of reading obituaries noting someone’s courageous battle with death.” Rather, he wanted it known that he “died as a result of being stubborn, refusing to follow doctor’s orders and raising hell for more than six decades.”

“He enjoyed booze, guns, cars, and younger women until the day he died.”

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: colorado; dead; denver; flathead; flatheadblanchard; michaelblanchard; michealblanchard; obituary

Funny stuff.

1 posted on 04/15/2012 1:52:50 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: Lazlo in PA

Proverbs 2:12-14
Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse, who leave the straight paths to walk in dark ways, who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil, whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.

1 Corinthians 15:33
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God—I say this to your shame.


2 posted on 04/15/2012 1:59:23 PM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

google baba yaga (the deceased had mentioned it in the obit.)

Tells you this guy was into the occult.


3 posted on 04/15/2012 2:01:06 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: Lazlo in PA

See Also:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2872097/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2872065/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2872368/posts


4 posted on 04/15/2012 2:03:05 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: BereanBrain

I Googled it too. I got the impression that the deceased hated the occult from his statement. Why would he tell Baba to kiss his butt if he was into it?


5 posted on 04/15/2012 2:03:18 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: BereanBrain

Or it’s an ex-wife.


6 posted on 04/15/2012 2:04:13 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: BereanBrain

baba yaga is also in superhero comic books. tells you nothing.


7 posted on 04/15/2012 2:04:34 PM PDT by sbMKE
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To: Keith in Iowa

I did my due diligence. I searched for the full title of the article and nothing came up. I also searched the writers name. I got nothing, so I posted.


8 posted on 04/15/2012 2:05:50 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: BereanBrain

I’m with Lazlo, “Baba Yaga can kiss his butt”. He didn’t like a phony hippy guru


9 posted on 04/15/2012 2:06:07 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Searching by full title is futile. One word is all you really needed: obituary.


10 posted on 04/15/2012 2:08:09 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Reminds me of a FReeper a long time ago recalling the death of his hell raising uncle who died in his arms with the last words of “God, that was fun!”


11 posted on 04/15/2012 2:08:35 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Lazlo in PA

Hard not to like a guy called “Flathead” with a son named “Chopper.”


12 posted on 04/15/2012 2:17:58 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

This dude does seem like the type that I wouldn’t mind spending time at the bar with. I bet he was full of stories.


13 posted on 04/15/2012 2:23:10 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
"Brother Stephen Blanchard (Susan)"

Brother tranny?

14 posted on 04/15/2012 2:24:50 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: sbMKE

why would he say a superhero could kiss his butt?

Makes no sense.


15 posted on 04/15/2012 2:28:15 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: Lazlo in PA

why would you tell someone who does not exist (if you don’t believe in the occult) to kiss you butt?


16 posted on 04/15/2012 2:29:10 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: zeestephen

Chopper was his pet cat.


17 posted on 04/15/2012 2:40:11 PM PDT by Man from Oz
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To: Lazlo in PA
Now that's an opus.
18 posted on 04/15/2012 2:48:26 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: BereanBrain
why would he say a superhero could kiss his butt?

Same reason I do.

Batman is very annoying.

19 posted on 04/15/2012 2:58:36 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Sounds like someone I would have liked to know.


20 posted on 04/15/2012 3:11:04 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Revolting cat!
That means Susan is brother Stephen's wife.

Leni

21 posted on 04/15/2012 3:11:58 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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22 posted on 04/15/2012 4:14:24 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: BereanBrain
google baba yaga (the deceased had mentioned it in the obit.) Tells you this guy was into the occult.

Baba Yaga was from Slavic folklore. She is nowhere an object of worship. Most likely the name is his derisive nickname for some obnoxious elderly female relative.

23 posted on 04/15/2012 4:27:27 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: PapaBear3625

Could be a reference to his ex-wife. Baba Yaga was a witch in the Slavic areas of the world.


24 posted on 04/15/2012 5:46:46 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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Thanks Lazlo in PA, additional:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2872065/posts


25 posted on 04/15/2012 6:28:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

26 posted on 04/15/2012 7:30:28 PM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: PapaBear3625

If you are an American, and you know who baba yaga is, either your family is slavic, or you are into the occult. I bet the latter.


27 posted on 04/15/2012 8:19:29 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: BereanBrain
If you are an American, and you know who baba yaga is, either your family is slavic, or you are into the occult. I bet the latter.

Or just somebody who knows how to google "baba yaga" and look in the wiki entry. I guess that is so beyond your intellectual capabilities that you can't imagine people being able to do it.

28 posted on 04/16/2012 3:55:00 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: PapaBear3625; BereanBrain
If you are an American, and you know who baba yaga is, either your family is slavic, or you are into the occult. I bet the latter.

Or you have familiarity with Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition:
Number 9: Избушка на курьих ножках (Баба-Яга), The Hut on Fowl's Legs (Baba-Yagá))

29 posted on 04/16/2012 4:14:52 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: BereanBrain

You are into the occult?


30 posted on 04/16/2012 4:11:18 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

no, i googled it. It would never occur to someone to use the term “Baba Yaga” unless they know who Baba Yaga supposedly was.


31 posted on 04/16/2012 8:11:13 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: BereanBrain

I have seen the name referred to in works of literature, from inference, she was a witch that ate babies, had a house that walked on feet and maybe had something to do with bears.

Usually she is mentioned by Russian characters referring to her as commonly know folklore.

What is the occult connection?


32 posted on 04/17/2012 7:41:56 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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