Artist plans to marry dead poet, seeks attention, gets it

New York artist Shishaldin is planning to marry a French poet. That wouldn't be newsworthy if the poet wasn't Comte De Lautreamont, who has been dead for 134 years. Apparently, an obscure French law allows the country's president to sanction weddings between the living and dead. No word yet on whether French President Jacques Chirac will give his seal-of-approval though.

Shishaldin, a 23-yeard-old student at the Pratt Institute and former Alaskan tennis champion, seems to be on a PR blitz. Earlier this month she bequeathed her remains to the Guggenheim Museum. Link