Dead Man’s Party

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About five blocks from my house is the residence of Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo who is famous for being employee #7 at Google, very smart, very vain, and (mildly) good-looking. At the midpoint between our two houses is a funeral home which, oddly, she decided to buy a couple of years ago………


I’ve long wondered what on earth she planned to do with the place, which is right across the street from Addison Elementary School. Well, it turns out she thought it would be a cool place to host a party now and then (I guess if you have a nine-figure net worth, buying an $11 million funeral home just to lost the occasional party is an option). Here’s a posting on the Palo Alto Online web site…………


Of course, people in the neighborhood were not that thrilled with all the revelry, and some folks, understandably, thought that converting a funeral home (which had been the site for thousands of people to bid their final farewell to their dearly departed) into a party shack was not in the best of taste………


I tell you, the Silicon Valley is just getting weirder and weirder. I’m seeing things I’ve never seen before in the thirty years that I’ve lived here, including this utterly bizarre stunt. Signs of the times, Slopers. Signs of the times.