Author Topic: Mom, have you seen Dad lately? No, but stay out of the freezer in the garage.  (Read 1897 times)

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This is NOT the ONLY game like it...been happening for years

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frozen_Dead_Guy_Days


That site says "the city added a broad new provision to Section 7-34 of its Municipal Code, "Keeping of bodies", outlawing the keeping of "the whole or any part of the person, body or carcass of a human being or animal or other biological species which is not alive upon any property".

Sounds like you're out of luck if you buried Fido out in the backyard or are keeping Uncle Herb's ashes on the mantel.  :(
Wait, seriously?  That is really broad.  You're not allowed to keep "any part" of any "biological species which is not alive"?  It's a good thing I don't live there, my freezer is full of violations of that law - I think I've got parts of at least 6 different species in there.  Which reminds me, I need to get something out to thaw for this weekend, probably pork shoulder.
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Even a dead fly in the kitchen would seem to violate this.

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Yeah, as might be expected, there's a little more to the actual ordinance than the article would lead one to believe...

    (16) Keeping of bodies.  All places at which the owner or occupant keeps, stores or permits to
be kept or stored the whole or any part of the person, body or carcass of a human being or animal
or other biological species which is not alive upon any property.  Provided, however, that bodies
or carcasses of human beings for which a death certificate has been issued may be buried within a
cemetery authorized by the Town or stored in a research facility specifically authorized by the
Town, or their properly cremated ashes may be stored in any residence of the Town, and dead
animal bodies or carcasses may be stored or buried in a manner specifically allowed by state law. 
(Ord. 84 §4, 1948; Ord. 195 §§6--12, 1981; Ord. 379 §2, 1994; Ord. 435 §1, 1996)


...still not sure, though, Tom, if your freezer is a "manner specifically allowed by state law" :)
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Seems like vegetables are right out!
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He's not dead - he's lagering!
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He's not dead - he's lagering!
I love that one. 
BTW the freezer apparently wasn't in the garage until recently, before that it was in her bedroom.
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico

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He's not dead - he's lagering!
I love that one. 
BTW the freezer apparently wasn't in the garage until recently, before that it was in her bedroom.

She was a cadaverdiddliac?!
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This is such a great topic (with great posts), I feel obligated to post a comment.  I have to say that, I really like practical people.  You could make a movie out of the conversation these folks clearly had before he died.  I would bet $50 that it was his idea in the first place and he convinced her to do it, initially, against her will.  There's nothing like growing old and realizing that you could run out of money before you run out of life.  Smart (practical) folks, if you ask me.  Cheers, j

ok back to the jokes