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Would you like some cheesecake with that coffin?
September 18, 2002 8:22 AM   Subscribe

Would you like some cheesecake with that coffin? An Italian coffin maker and funeral home is using sex to sell... coffins!? Can this be for real? Advertising at its finest. Cheesecake is here (scroll down to "Cofani funebri e fascino" and click the links below) and here (a calendar? what the?).
posted by internal (26 comments total)

 
I'm sure this is a hot seller.... sheesh.
posted by GhostintheMachine at 8:28 AM on September 18, 2002


I'd Hit It!!!

OOPS - wrong website.

(Man, I crack myself up)
posted by trigfunctions at 8:29 AM on September 18, 2002


Damn you total farkers!
(oh wait, this went up yesterday)
posted by andrewzipp at 8:32 AM on September 18, 2002


Opps, I forgot to check Fark before I posted this. Sorry. I always try not to post things here that are on Fark. Maybe this thread should be deleted?
posted by internal at 8:39 AM on September 18, 2002


did you notice the last girl on the calendar had 'mike leave me alone' photoshopped on her backside? what's the deal with that?
posted by daHIFI at 8:39 AM on September 18, 2002


Heh - I remember lo so many years ago as a student at UT in Austin noticing a funeral home on South Congress that had a large - and garish - purple neon sign. I couldn't decide then whether I thought it was the tackiest idea imaginable, or the coolest.

I'm scratching my head here, too. I suppose if you are going to be shuffling off the mortal coil, a nice hottie with your casket wouldn't hurt.
posted by John Smallberries at 8:42 AM on September 18, 2002


Possible advertising slogan: "Get into one of these!"
posted by orange swan at 8:42 AM on September 18, 2002


Slogan: "Stiff yet?"
posted by sixpack at 8:49 AM on September 18, 2002


these girls all look like they were photoshopped from random softcore porn pictures.
posted by moz at 8:52 AM on September 18, 2002


They look like surgeon general's warnings for syphilis.
posted by Kafkaesque at 8:55 AM on September 18, 2002


Don't forget the backgrounds: those look like they came from random prog rock album covers.
posted by yerfatma at 8:56 AM on September 18, 2002


those look like they came from random prog rock album covers.

I'd like to be buried on "Close to the Edge" by Yes. Is that so wrong?
posted by machaus at 9:00 AM on September 18, 2002


For simple name association fun, though, you can't top the Batesville Casket Company right here in the good ol' U. S. of A. "Coming, mother!"
posted by ChrisTN at 9:08 AM on September 18, 2002


I do like that Ms. September/October has a stars and stripes tee-shirt. A tribute to September 11th, perhaps?
posted by rtimmel at 9:20 AM on September 18, 2002


this one most certainly is. that's sky lopez, my favorite porn star! and, considering that original pic's on my hard drive and she's NOT sitting in front of a casket, we may have some copyright issues here.

wait -- i really don't know that much about porn. really.
posted by aenemated at 9:20 AM on September 18, 2002


Imagine it: Coffin Shows. It'd be like a bike show, but with coffins. Hot girls would flash their chests to Easy Dying magazine. Rot would be the new black.
posted by eyeballkid at 9:23 AM on September 18, 2002


I've participated in hunderds of funerals and am pretty sure I would remember mourners like these. But like the good book says...Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.
posted by ziklagz at 10:20 AM on September 18, 2002


Reminded me of that line of Jim Morrison poetry: I touched her thigh and Death smiled.
posted by alumshubby at 10:20 AM on September 18, 2002


This is the funniest thing I've seen in a long time. It's so absurd.

Although I'd have to agree that sex and death do seem to go great together, kinda like peanut butter and chocolate.
posted by readymade at 10:38 AM on September 18, 2002


Hey, you got your sex on my death!

No, you got your death on my sex!

/nostalgia
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:54 AM on September 18, 2002


It's kind of like a modern take on a theme that recurred in art for centuries - a living person with a skull (couldn't find any examples on a Google image search unfortunately). It was symbolic of mortality, carpe diem, all that. In a capitalistic society the equivalent is a bizarre sales pitch - spend money and have sex (or sexual thoughts in lieu of sex) while you're alive.
posted by orange swan at 11:34 AM on September 18, 2002


and why not?
posted by rushmc at 3:11 PM on September 18, 2002


another slogan: "you think you are hard now"

(y'all deserve that because i wanted to see some hot urn action)
posted by the aloha at 3:40 PM on September 18, 2002


...cause y'know my afterlife just won't be complete without porn stars.
posted by juv3nal at 9:19 PM on September 18, 2002


I've been waiting for a brilliant post to make by debut comment as a metafilter member, and this is it, superb!
posted by si at 6:40 AM on September 19, 2002


As orange swan remarks these could be considered, at a long stretch, to belong to the 'vanitas' tradition in art... although seeing them as contemporary illustrations of the 'death and the maiden' motif might be more apt.
posted by misteraitch at 3:18 AM on September 20, 2002


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