“Hi, I’m Art Buchwald and I just died.”

Funny to the end, Art Buchwald’s Washington Post obituary includes this quote of a line he told friends concerning his longer-than-anticipated survival of a terminal kidney condition: “I just don’t want to die the same day Castro dies.”

Bonus link: Buchwald wrote a “final column” to be released upon his death. Quote: “‘What’s it all about, Alfie?’ is my way of saying goodbye.”

Another bonus link: I would call the following the “quote of the day,” but I’m thinking it’s a candidate for “quote of all time”:

“Hi, I’m Art Buchwald and I just died.”

From an impressive new feature on NYTimes.com, a video obituary series called “The Last Word.”