Défense de Mourir

10:00 AM -- Reuters reports on a French mayor who's had to take drastic action since his town's cemetery has run out of room:

    In an ordinance posted in the council offices, Mayor Gerard Lalanne told the 260 residents of the village of Sarpourenx that "all persons not having a plot in the cemetery and wishing to be buried in Sarpourenx are forbidden from dying in the parish."

    It added: "Offenders will be severely punished."
No word, so far, on what that worse-than-death punishment might entail, but M. Lalanne is dead serious:

    "It may be a laughing matter for some, but not for me," he said.
— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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