July 19, 2008, after a short surprise, Evil Nathaniel Editor III, husband, father and overlord.
Although best known for his abrasive humor and facial hair, Evil Editor was also a pioneer in the controversial field of Literary Eugenics. A graduate of the University of Dorothy Parker, New Jersey, he was the first person to completely decode the Query DNA, for which he won no prize at all, perhaps contributing to his characteristic contempt for all mankind.
According to the eyewitness account from EE’s personal assistant and manicurist, Mrs. Varmighan, Evil Editor’s last words were, “Grisham! What’s that in your ha--”
In accordance with Evil Editor’s expressed wishes, there will be a private ceremony for family and friend at which his mortal remains will be wadded up and tossed in the trash.
The family requests that flowers not be sent, however appropriate tributes (US Dollars only, please) may be wired to the usual account.
The eulogy will be given by an anonymous stranger with an uninformed opinion and an inflated ego. Following the ceremony, Evil Editor’s last will and testament will be read, critiqued and re-written for plot and character development.
Any clients of Evil Editor who are concerned about the status of their manuscripts should present themselves at the offices of Evil Editor Publications by 8:00am Monday, where Evil Editor will be undead and open for business as usual.