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It's The Soul is Bone
. Not necessarily disturbing, but not necessarily not
disturbing. Not necessarily NSFW, but not necessarily not
posted by Think_Long
on May 20, 2014 -
Given word that he has a few months left to live, a man with lung cancer decides to throw a wake at the New Orleans jazz fest.
Everyone at the party wore nametags with brief descriptions of their backgrounds. The honoree of the night, Louis Misko, wore one that was, like the man himself, abrupt and unflinching:
"The Louis," said the message written in red marker. "Soon to be deceased."
Gaunt, but smiling, Misko circulated through the crowd, relishing conversation with his guests at Pascal's Manale restaurant, most of whom he expected never to see again. He was holding his own memorial, in advance of his death from lung cancer.
posted by mitschlag
on Apr 30, 2014 -
You can take with you.
A colleague of mine showed me this page
and asked if I knew what it was all about. I suggested, doll houses. He said you're warm. After a few more guesses I gave up.
When he told was it was about, it all clicked. I live in Taiwan and know quite a bit about funeral ceremonies here. I've seen a couple of cars and planes...but never have I seen items like these
Talk about going out in style
All of this stuff is made out of paper and is set afire
As for the prices....just divide by 34 to get US dollars.
posted by rmmcclay
on Mar 19, 2009 -
Dress Rehearsal Rag:
Well we have pre-nuptials; trial separations; 30-day pre-purchases; secondary virginity and revirginizing and preemptive wars: so why not hold your own funeral while you're still lively enough to enjoy it?
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Dec 11, 2002 -
When I Die I Want...
The whole world to dance? Stop in its tracks? No one to notice? Everyone else to die too? Or will a simple deleted MetaFilter thread do? It's not only control freaks who have an idea of how they'd like their own funeral to go. Matthew Parris
, for instance, wants a trial with a counsel for the prosecution, as well as the obligatory one for his defense... [Cultural attitudes to death vary wildly and convey different images which may or may not exactly reflect the predominant attitude towards life. Well, for making your own very particular arrangements, despite the gruesome sideshows, The Sepulcher and The Dark Side Of The Web are two resources to die for.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Aug 16, 2002 -
Damned if you do, damned if you're dead. If families don't purchase an expensive urn for cremated remains, require them to purchase a $45 temporary container. But be sure to stamp it "Temporary Container" on all four sides, advises one industry newsletter.
The funeral industry may not be making any friends, but they're making a boatload of money. The Funeral Consumers Alliance
would like to help them make a little less.
posted by headspace
on Mar 19, 2002 -
"This is the ultimate KISS collectible, " said Gene Simmons. "I love livin', but this makes the alternative look pretty damn good."
posted by riley370
on Jun 18, 2001 -
Drive through Funeral Home Viewing?
This has got to be the most disgusting thing I've seen in a long time. "Convience in your time of grieving"??? How about respect for the dead? [obscene word] convience. THIS is where American society is just going down the tubes. Some things just should NOT happen. And this is one of them.
posted by eljuanbobo
on Jul 21, 2000 -
- I find this very disturbing. Inevitable, but disturbing. Look at the page as it loads up and please share the first thoughts or emotions that grab you.
posted by ZachsMind
on Jun 6, 2000 -
Coming soon to a browser near you: webcasted funerals. What a great idea, I could really see people getting emotional over some jerky, highly-compressed, blurry RealVideo of a casket. On second thought...
posted by mathowie
on Feb 25, 2000 -