I like a well-turned coda. Here are some of my favorites.


He never saw Molly again.

Black Hawk Down (Film)

Major General William F. Garrison accepted full
responsibility for the outcome of the raid.

On August 2, 1996, Warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid was
killed in Mogadishu.
The following day, General Garrison retired.


Now I have repaid any debt I may have owed you. You know all that I know. My voice is the only proof that you will have of the truth of any of this. I might have written a letter with my signature, but my handwriting is not what it used to be. Maybe you’ve had the presence of mind to record this. That’s your prerogative. You will not be contacted by me again. And if you look… you will not find me.

Barry Lyndon


It was in the reign of King George III
that the aforesaid personages lived and quarreled;
good or bad, handsome or ugly, rich or poor,
they are all equal now.

T-Rex’s Epitaph

Here Lies T-Rex: He Tried To Eat One Of Every Animal; Hopefully That Counts For Something!

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