What’s the Virtual Pet Cemetery all about?
If The Virtual Pet Cemetery was intended as a joke — and it’s unclear exactly what its creators had in mind — try telling that to some of the contributors, whose guileless eulogies of their beloved pets are at once captivating and slightly embarrassing. Unfortunately, there are also a few entries from the usual gang of idiots — you know, gratuitous irrelevancies and insults — including an essay about a parakeet that starts out straight but ends with the bird being eaten by the author’s baby brother. The pendulum could swing either way, but don’t be surprised if the Virtual Pet Cemetery turns into a genuine forum for scattering Fido’s ashes in cyberspace. B