It's really not that. Every time I read an obituary, I find out something interesting--something about someone notable, or a little bit of information I hadn't heard before.
Yesterday, "The New York Times" ran an obituary of an Emmy Award-winning actor, William Windom. Windom won his Emmy for a short-lived TV series that ran for one season which was based on the words and pictures of James Thurber. He is probably best known for a Star Trek episode, "The Doomsday Machine," and for his role as the leading doctor in 50 episodes of "Murder, She Wrote."
All that is well and good but what really got me in Windom's obit was a quotation about enrolling in college and getting laid. Enrolling in Biarritz American University in France, Windom said “To be honest, I signed up because I thought it would be an easy touch and we had heard that actresses had round heels.”
I had never before head the phrase "round heels." It refers to a woman of lax morals. Her round heels make it easier for her to lie down and assume the position.