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Even In Death You Can Be Evicted


I know times are tough on everyone right now. People are losing jobs and homes, but can you lose your final resting place? You would think that once you’re dead all your problems are over but that’s not the case for some in Spain.  This is utterly CRAZY and YET another reason not to LIVE in SPAIN! What a bunch of ^$#@ HOLES! 

A cemetery in Spain has placed stickers on the grave sites of those whose lease is up. Zaragoza city in Spain does not sell space any longer you must lease your final resting place, a lease can be 5 or 49 years.

Those who have received a sticker on their site must pay or their loved one will removed from the crypt and moved to a common burial ground. In recent months over 400 crypts have been removed although officials say those are crypts that have not been renewed in the last 15 years.

So I guess you should pay up in full on that 49 year lease before you go or make darn sure you’re family is responsible enough to keep you in your chosen place of rest. I don’t know what they do with you after your 49 years is up. Maybe at that time it’s yours to keep.

So what would you do if you went to the cemetery and found an eviction notice on the headstone of your loved one?

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Being Elmo Huge Hit At Sundance Film Festival

Elmo has to be one of my favorite Muppets, next to Annimal for obvious reason, growing up, but Elmo is really a lovable character. He’s just so cute you want to squeeze his little furry cheeks. Elmo is suppose to be a 3 year old who teaches kids great lessons, and they usually listen. The documentary explores what it takes to be Elmo, which is 50 year old Kevin Clash’s job.  This story is not really about being ELMO, but rather how one man decided to follow his passion and never give up! I was drawn to this story and begand reading about it and was hooked!

Kevin Clash is the man and voice that brings Elmo to life everyday. Constance Marks is the documentarian that followed Kevin and Elmo around with a camera capturing their adventure.

As a child Kevin’s mom taught him to sew. He decided puppets were his passion and he made them by hand. Kids teased him about playing with dolls and the such but now those same “kids” are eating their words. Kevin is a millionaire and has a great career going.  Did you hear me? This guy is a millionaire and never gave up or decided to give up when his peers teased him and told him what he was doing was stupid! Not everyone knows who Kevin Clash is but they sure know who Elmo is!!!! HA Bravo!

Constance and Kevin have been asked if doing this documentary spoils the “illusion” of the puppets. They both say NO. Kevin says that kids keep their imagination and that they see him as just someone who is “carrying” Elmo. They don’t even look at him when he’s talking, they are looking straight at Elmo.

Kevin has played Elmo for 25 years and says he enjoys the ad-libbing and simplicity of life that comes through Elmo.

Who doesn’t smile when Elmo is around, you just can’t help it. I can’t wait to see this movie, here is a sneak peek at the trailer above check it out!


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