Friday, June 4, 2010

Beware the Grim Eater

Bad news, New Zealand. There's a grim eater on the loose. But despite the fact that yours is an island chain populated by fantastical creatures such as orcs, hobbits, and Lucy Lawless, the grim eater isn't some kind of ancient monster. Instead, he's just an unidentified man who happens to enjoy attending funerals for people he doesn't know and stealing a bunch of food. According to witnesses, he carries a backpack full of Tupperware containers, which he fills with anything he can pilfer from the buffet. Which is disappointing. Not because these poor mourners are short a few pigs-in-a-blanket. But because "grim eater" should be a term reserved exclusively for characters that appear on Hot Topic t-shirts, in Neil Gaiman novels, or on a Hot Topic t-shirt worn by someone reading a Neil Gaiman novel. More details here.