Larger Than Life

The last roll of fat had barely

stopped jiggling on the corpse

of ursine funnyman Chris Farley

- widely described, in a rare

burst of journalistic

objectivity and accuracy, as

"blubbery" and "sweaty" - when

the media pounced on the death

as a cautionary sequel: Wired 2

- Tommy Boy Clogs an Artery.

For the press, the two

"tragedies" had more ominous

parallels than any pair of

deaths since the Lincoln and

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