The Daily Mail reported about a trucker who had had enough when it came to politics in America and the most recent debates in "He said he'd rather die than watch the debates... and he kept his word! Hilarious obituary of Pennsylvania trucker who worried 'the nation is going someplace in a handbasket'."
The obit of George Norman Davis, a retired veteran and long-haul trucker, proclaimed on the day of the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump that he would rather be dead than watch the Presidential debates. He then promptly died.
Everyone who watched any of the debates can probably relate to the sentiment. However, while there is humor in this particular story, it is also an indication of a trend. More and more people are using public obituaries to express the kind of personality and humor of their loved one.
More and more people are also writing their own obituaries and telling the tales about themselves they want to tell.
The Internet allows people all over the world to discover these obituaries and to share those they find interesting. That does mean people who would like a more traditional or private obituary need to make their wishes clear in a will or by letting their families know in another way.
Reference: Daily Mail (Oct. 20, 2016) "He said he'd rather die than watch the debates... and he kept his word! Hilarious obituary of Pennsylvania trucker who worried 'the nation is going someplace in a handbasket'."