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The Walt Disney Co., which had denied permission to grieving British parents to put Winnie the Pooh on their child's gravestone, has had a change of heart.

http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20060623-093710-8391r

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Ganzfeld
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Does Disney own the Shepard images and the books as well?
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They don't own the Shepard images, but those images aren't as well known as the characters that Disney created. There was a similar incident regarding a Disney princess being put on a gravestone for a little girl.

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I'm glad the parents are going to be able to put Pooh on the headstone, but, um, well, is "a bear of very little brain" really a phrase they want to mark their infant's grave with? Does that strike anyone else as a poor choice?

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Maybe the child had anencephaly?
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Astra... I am so going to hell with you. I laughed in spite of myself. I'm so evil! [Eek!]

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Astra
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That's what too much Fark will do to you.

Seriously though, I sat here and tried to think of a rationale for putting that particular quote on a headstone and came up empty.

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