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First the Mall at Short Hills, now the Chapels at Short Hills. Death, packaged and sold like McMansions. All new! Now open! A final resting place for those a little too in love with their granite kitchens. (Spotted by Warren Levinson on Millburn Ave.)

And speaking of death, who caught this week's Six Feet Under? The Barista admits to being a little verklempt.

August 9, 2005 in Sheesh! | Permalink


If there's a food court, sign me up.

Posted by: Liz | Aug 9, 2005 9:30:15 AM

There is a food court- you're it- for the worms.

Posted by: atheist | Aug 9, 2005 9:37:43 AM

Verklempt is such a good word, don't you think? Rolls off the tongue and has so many nuances. The world today is a bissel verklempt (there, I've used it in a sentence!).

Posted by: Myra Binstock | Aug 9, 2005 9:53:33 AM

Faithful SFU fan here (even though they've been heading um, south lately); I was a wreck for the last two Sunday nights, even though I completely predicted it after the scene with David, Nate and Rico 2+ weeks ago. Yeesh, but when they're good, they're good. Between that on Sun night and the Peter Jennings coverage on Mon morning, I was a mess!

Posted by: Ev | Aug 9, 2005 9:53:54 AM

Verklempt is such a good word, don't you think? Rolls off the tongue and has so many nuances. The world today is a bissel verklempt (there, I've used it in a sentence!).

Posted by: Myra Binstock | Aug 9, 2005 9:54:10 AM

Is this picture racist?

Posted by: Kevin Lee Allen | Aug 9, 2005 9:57:23 AM


It is totally discriminating against dead people. Where are THEIR rights to be dead without someone saying something?

Posted by: realhawker | Aug 9, 2005 10:37:51 AM

Oh good! More dismissal! And from an expected source, no less!

Posted by: butchcjg | Aug 9, 2005 10:39:38 AM

Well, 20 or so years from now, "Weird NJ" (if it's still around) may well be reporting on the restless spirits to be found here of interred Baristanet posters still trying to make themselves heard from beyond the grave, scabbling at their coffins to get out and try the newest Mexican restaurant, to make one final bluewaveNJ meeting. Death be not proud, after all....

Posted by: cathar | Aug 9, 2005 11:08:45 AM

I can't wait till the internment of BlueWaveNJ

Posted by: Frosty | Aug 9, 2005 11:17:25 AM

Why does Barista only show pictures of white buildings? Just kidding ...

Posted by: Chet | Aug 9, 2005 11:22:13 AM

A little verklempt?!? I was brought to tears during the burial scene! The last two episodes have, indeed, been great ones. Only two more left! I'm gonna miss that show as I've been a fan since it's beginning!!

**Weeds** is supposed to be good on Showtime.

Posted by: Surrounded | Aug 9, 2005 12:43:59 PM

They should change the name from Short Hills Mausoleum to Farklept Hills Mausoleum. Much classier, that way.

Posted by: conan the grammarian | Aug 9, 2005 1:14:34 PM

Oops! That should have been "farklempt." A couple of days offline and the typing becomes farkuckt.

Posted by: conan the grammarian | Aug 9, 2005 1:17:30 PM

I really want to see Weeds (LOVE Mary Louise Parker) but dont have Showtime...

I've bawled the last two Sundays too...

Posted by: butchcjg | Aug 9, 2005 1:22:51 PM

My word for the day ... which seems to fit right in here in Baristaville (I count myself among those afflicted) ...

witzelsucht: "a mental condition characteristic of frontal lobe lesions and marked by the making of poor jokes and puns and the telling of pointless stories, at which the patient himself is intensely amused" (Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 28th ed.)

Posted by: Chris | Aug 9, 2005 1:40:09 PM

I couldn't wait for that episode to end, particularly the scene where poor Nate's body was being washed. Yuck City.

Posted by: walleroo | Aug 9, 2005 1:51:10 PM


I always thought that Witzelsucht was a veal dish popular in the Thurgau canton of Switzerland. It is presented on a bed of wilted spinach that was cleaned in a $300 colander, and is served by a Fraulein dressed in $429 jeans. And even if you don't think that was funny, I do.

Posted by: conan the grammarian | Aug 9, 2005 2:39:45 PM

Well, I laughed, so you're cured. That'll be five cents, please.

Posted by: Chris | Aug 9, 2005 3:26:36 PM

I heard someone else is going to die? Claire perhaps?

Posted by: lc | Aug 9, 2005 4:45:35 PM

Oh no, please not Claire. She's my favorite character. Brenda, maybe...

Although Claire wasn't wearing a seatbelt during that ride in the last episode. Foreshadowing?

Posted by: The Barista | Aug 9, 2005 4:50:34 PM

And Claire didn't come "dressed"! I love her for that!!

I was at the Rt.80/BHS ' 04 grad's wake this past week and have never seen so much black in my long life! (I wore a beige knit top and demim *not $400* skirt)

Perhaps that recent experience is what helped to move me during Sunday nite's burial scene.

Posted by: Surrounded | Aug 9, 2005 5:05:27 PM

You guys are killin' me. I saw only the first five episodes of this season, and my eyes are twitchin' like a very fresh corpse as I try to avoid all the spoilers here and in that other topic.

Posted by: Chris | Aug 9, 2005 9:10:11 PM

Maybe this is what Mr. Grabowsky had in mind when he said he "wanted to make the Chruch Street shopping area like Short Hills"

Posted by: Charles D Kreps | Aug 10, 2005 6:44:15 AM

Sorry to interrupt (I don't have HBO), but what's wrong with wanting to memorialize your loved one in a mausoelum? And what's wrong with a cemetery company, who has no doubt invested millions of dollars and hundreds of man hours planning and constructing said mausoleum, advertising their new digs? (no pun intended)

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