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Funeral Procession Includes Stop at Burger King Drive-Thru
January 29, 2013 6:43 PM   Subscribe

Funeral Procession Includes Stop at Burger King Drive-Thru
posted by ColdChef (32 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Video is oddly touching.
posted by ColdChef at 6:44 PM on January 29, 2013 [4 favorites]


Without the burgers he might have made it to 89!

Also, kickass funeral director.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:47 PM on January 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love it. Updating will now. Because if I've been known for anything in my life, it's that I demand food at inconvenient times.
posted by gjc at 6:47 PM on January 29, 2013 [7 favorites]


No other MeFite could have posted this.
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:55 PM on January 29, 2013 [25 favorites]


I once got busy in a Burger King bathroom.
posted by birdherder at 7:05 PM on January 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


If you can celebrate someone's life at Burger King, why not celebrate love at White Castle?
posted by blaneyphoto at 7:08 PM on January 29, 2013


I once got busy in a Burger King bathroom.

Please do not plan a funeral around this fact.
posted by Now there are two. There are two _______. at 7:10 PM on January 29, 2013 [6 favorites]


I can respect this. When my maternal grandfather died we took the procession out of its way down a crappy unpaved road so Pop could get one last look at his garage workshop.

The little details -- no matter how silly they may seem to outsiders -- really matter.
posted by The demon that lives in the air at 7:16 PM on January 29, 2013 [7 favorites]


I came for the Burger King jokes, but I stayed for the touching reminisces.
posted by box at 7:25 PM on January 29, 2013


I once got busy in a Burger King bathroom.

I worked there for 2 years when I was a kid as well. Hated the bathroom duty; was King of the Salad Bar though.
posted by dobbs at 7:26 PM on January 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


Touching, but there's a certain ick factor in putting a burger in the coffin.

Not quite sure why I feel that way, but whateves.
posted by BlueHorse at 7:38 PM on January 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


When my father-in-law died, the funeral procession did a final lap of town, visiting all of his favourite spots, including a new supermarket that he liked quite a bit.
posted by KokuRyu at 7:39 PM on January 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


But where did the second line go?
posted by elizardbits at 8:07 PM on January 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


Remember Waldo Faldo best friend to Eddie Winslow, on Family Matters. Waldo has a sister named Quesadilla because she was born in a Taco Bell. I just thought I'd share that bit of television trivia here. Dream big people.
posted by Fizz at 8:08 PM on January 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


Touching, but there's a certain ick factor in putting a burger in the coffin.


Why? I'm fairly certain it's as chock full of preservatives as the body.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 8:40 PM on January 29, 2013 [6 favorites]


To be fair, the Whopper Jr. is a pretty decent little burger.
posted by Curious Artificer at 9:21 PM on January 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


People are dying to get one.
posted by found missing at 9:34 PM on January 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


Burger King has to be the most uniformly filthy restaurant chain in the US. Good thing their food is a uniformly soggy mess, too, so that I never find myself experiencing the filth.

They should've filled up all the slots at a Sonic instead.
posted by item at 10:04 PM on January 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm imagining this sung in a minor key, Jonathan Coulton-style:

Hold the pickles
Hold the lettuce
Special orders don't upset us
All we ask is that you let us serve it your way!

posted by mosk at 11:09 PM on January 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


Baby Back Ribs singer funeral.
posted by Splunge at 12:08 AM on January 30, 2013


I once got busy in a Burger King bathroom.

If you replace "Burger King" with "Taco Bell", everybody thinks the exact same thing and morosely shakes their head sympathetically.
posted by Pope Guilty at 12:26 AM on January 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


I don't eat at either of those places anymore. I make such good burgers at home that others are not worth bothering about.
Mr. Roquette is a HUGE fan of my burgers, we also sometimes take the manager a burger, because has it rough managing this place...
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 12:51 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Guerrilla marketing.
posted by hoodrich at 2:06 AM on January 30, 2013


Touching, but there's a certain ick factor in putting a burger in the coffin.

Not quite sure why I feel that way, but whateves.


Ewww I felt the same way. I can visualize the way the embalmed body would stay together pretty well but the burger would fester and corrupt into a slimy puddle of garbage. No flies, no worms, no beetles would be able to reach the burger's remains in order to clean it up and restore it to the earth from whence it came. Come to think of it that is the same way I feel about buried bodies-- just doomed to lie amoulderin' in the grave.

Cremation or compost for me, please.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 5:40 AM on January 30, 2013


Damn, now I want a Roquette burger.
posted by Segundus at 5:46 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


The part about his joking 15 minutes before he died that he wanted a burger got to me. My grandmother, who, bless her heart, was in complete denial that my grandfather was dying in a VA hospital, as in, hours away, didn't want him to have chewing tobacco because it was bad for him.
posted by randomkeystrike at 5:48 AM on January 30, 2013


there's a certain ick factor in putting a burger in the coffin

You... you do understand that coffins have dead bodies in them, right? A burger and a corpse are essentially the same thing. Meat.
posted by windykites at 6:28 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm imagining this sung in a minor key, Jonathan Coulton-style:

Hold the pickles
Hold the lettuce
Special orders don't upset us
All we ask is that you let us serve it your way!


They'd just end up ripping it off on Glee.
posted by Strange Interlude at 7:20 AM on January 30, 2013


Touching, but there's a certain ick factor in putting a burger in the coffin.

There is a lot about death and funerals that doesn't make any sense at all. Nightmarish, really.
posted by KokuRyu at 8:49 AM on January 30, 2013


there's a certain ick factor in putting a burger in the coffin

I'd say that the ick factor of putting a coffin in a burger would be even greater.
posted by item at 9:29 AM on January 30, 2013


For what it's worth: in the video at the end of the article, it looks like they put the bag with the burger in it on top of the coffin along with the flowers, and not in the coffin itself.
posted by colfax at 9:31 AM on January 30, 2013


Windykites: I can certainly understand that burgers and bodies are just meat and will decompose. It's the idea of that bun, with all the preservatives, outlasting the corpse!

The horror.

...but the burger would fester and corrupt into a slimy puddle of garbage.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy


Thank you, SLoG, now I am totally squicked.
posted by BlueHorse at 2:33 AM on February 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


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