Monday, August 22, 2011

"She delivered a fatal karate chop..."

Best line from the Best Obituary Ever:

As her involvement in the war deepened, Ms. Wake was trained by the British to kill with her bare hands (she delivered a fatal karate chop to a sentry at an arms factory), parachute into enemy-held territory and work a machine gun.

A fatal karate chop?!  I didn't know those existed outside of Star Trek!  Also - I did not know that was a skill I could learn.  Do you think I could pop in at the dojo and ask my sensei if he teaches that in his Karate for Everyone class?  Because even though I would never use it, I would love to be able to say, "Yeah, my karate chop is pretty lethal," and mean it. 

And for another thing, what do you think she was wearing when she killed that sentry?  I'm thinking a leather trench.  With her collar popped.  And cherry red lipstick.  And a beret.  And a silk scarf she was given by a duke who was madly in love with her.  She sounds like the type of gal who would not overlook these details.

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In other news - did you see the cute sidebar title thingies?  Angela strikes again.  Much like the lady spy, I like to imagine her also wearing a leather trench, beret, scarf and red lippy while issuing a fatal karate chop of style and glam to this blog.

6 comments:

colleeeen said...

I saw that obit, too! What a grand old broad she must have been. I think that's what I want people to say at my funeral - "She was a great old dame."

Mariah said...

What is as funny as that obituary is that you read obituaries. Never crossed my mind to do so!

Also, those sidebar images are SO Angela. I could have read that font anywhere and known that she'd striked again. Looks great!

Stephanie said...

Love this woman and her obituary - I wonder if she wrote it herself or if one of her kin determined she would appreciate being remembered with such panache. Either way - it's amazing. So is Angela, by the way.

Rach said...

That is the best obit ever. EVER. I had already pictured her in the beret and red lippy as I was reading the obit, and then you described her that way. And I wouldn't mind learning a fatal karate chop, too, for those times Tim's out of town and I need that extra reassurance that the bumps in the night aren't going to kill me in my sleep. And I'm really loving the look of the blog. Angela, whoever you are, nicely done.

Hannah said...

Man I enjoyed that obituary. It reminded me of an autobiography I read once by a woman who was a model, then became a spy, and then married a count. And look, I'm not saying she was exaggerating or anything, but uh...that's very similar to what my autobiography is going to look like. So...

Empress of Venus said...

I need to know what sound she made when she did this. Need.