Monday, November 14, 2005

Being Dead is No Excuse

Graveyard Games ATLANTA 101
Originally uploaded by Avant Game.

Pictured here: Robogriff, the winner of Saturday's Tombstone Hold Em tourney in Atlanta's historic Oakland Cemetery. Taken at the very moment he was declared the winner. Have you ever seen such a beautiful, all-out smile in a graveyard? Charming, I love it.

With a senior historian, a board member and the director of the cemetery on hand to welcome our 25-odd Graveyard Game players, Oakland cemetery showed us the true meaning of Southern hospitality.

Speaking of which: Before the tourament, I ducked into the cemetery's gift shop to buy the charming "Being Dead is No Excuse: The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral". I just couldn't help myself; the guide seemed so utterly aligned with the ethos and spirit of the Tombstone Hold Em project's own motto: "You're never too dead to play."

Full photo coverage of the Atlanta game here.

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