Gravestones don't always have to be spooky.
One lawn in Mamaroneck, New York is covered in them, but instead of honoring dead people, they honor trends that died in 2017. From watching live TV to Trump Care to #roséallday to the old Taylor Swift, the fads they sure are a-changin'.
Michael Fry, an art teacher and father of two daughters, is responsible for the hilarious gravestones. This is his third Halloween in a row decorating his lawn with topical tombstones, and every year, he honors a fresh crop of dying trends.
Someecards talked with Fry over Facebook to get the inside scoop on his not-so-spooky graveyard, which he was inspired to create during a trip to Disney World. "Funny enough, the gravestones during the line for the Haunted Mansion at Disney World inspired me to do unique gravestones," he told us.
He also explained where he gets the ideas for the dead trends. "I talk to my students, friends, and family to get ideas about what things died in that current year, or what's not hip or in anymore," Fry told Someecards. "I also have a little wishful thinking in there about things I as a father and teacher would like to see go away." For example, dabbing. "[Dabbing] is wishful thinking. You should see all the kids who dab in front of my house when they see it," he added.
Among the 12 tombstones, the art teacher's favorite is one of the less obvious ones. "My personal favorite this year is the Accountability one," Fry said, referring to the gravestone that reads "Accountability–looking at you, millennials." "No offense to the generation, but my wife and I have worked with many millennials who seem to have trouble with it."
All Fry hopes to do with his project is bring a little brightness to the spooky holiday season.
"I just want to make people laugh. I hope people walk by and agree, disagree, but in the end just laugh a little."
Sorry, 2017 can't pick up the phone right now. Why? Oh! 'Cause she's dead.