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Doug
04-28-2010, 08:45 PM
When you can take your bike on the way out....

http://www.usridernews.com/2010/04/28/last-ride-for-motorcycle-enthusiast-literally/

wango
04-28-2010, 09:11 PM
Thats.....thats......thats.... I dunno. I can't decide if its kinda cool, or kinda disgusting.... Maybe disgustingly cool...

I guess wtf we display people in coffins, why not? This could spark some wild shit though. Think about it, a football player in the Heisman pose, or a basketball player slam dunking a basketball and hanging from the rim, cowboy on a horse? of course you would have to kill a horse and the PETA ppl would freak. Maybe they could borrow roy rogers horse for the ceremony. how bout a concert pianist sitting at a piano and piano music playing from a speaker tucked inside, that would be eerie.

I've had a few beers, bear with me.

A farmer on a tractor? A skydiver suspended from the ceiling with a parachute? This wouldn't be cool if they died skydiving of course.
How bout a fisherman sitting in a boat with a pole, or on a bucket with fake ice and an ice fishing pole? Or a porn actress with.........okay THAT would be sick.

Admit it though, you laughed a little bit at that last one.

RoadZombie
04-28-2010, 10:01 PM
Meh. Shove me in the furnace. Or even better...viking burial at sea.

Mad Dog
04-29-2010, 08:06 AM
Wango, I started laughing at the part about peta and killin the horse. lol

NinjaGirl
04-29-2010, 08:26 AM
Love the rant!!!

Mudpuppy
04-29-2010, 02:15 PM
good stuff wango.. i am pretty much on the same page.. it's creepy yet kinda cool.. i have been to 4, yes 4, funerals in the past 2 months and so naturally i thought about hmm when i die do i get cremated or coffin? now i think i know the answer..

horrorbusiness
04-29-2010, 02:46 PM
Damm misleading thread titles, I want to build a Dragula. I've been looking for a cheap/free coffin.

Mad Dog
04-29-2010, 04:33 PM
I've been looking for a cheap/free coffin.
I know a place where the owners won't put up much of a fight!:rolleyes:

RoadZombie
04-29-2010, 05:14 PM
...just watch out for the kids smoking pot there in the middle of the night. Or maybe that was just the circle I ran in. LoL

I'd hate to see the bill on that. Between helping plan my grandmother's and father's funerals...it's a damn racket. For example, just to dig the hole in the ground...$900...and THEN it was another $900 to fill it back up. F that. Just toss my ass in a wood chipper and fire the chum into the ocean to feed the sharks. I'll even pay the $5 in diesel fuel it'd take to fire the sucker up. Hell, my dad was cremated and just had a simple service...it still ended up costing over $5000. The real messed up part was that $1000 of it was for a coffin...because you can't just shove the corpse in the oven, it has to be "chased" with a $1000 plywood box. I should get into the death business.

junkyardjon
04-30-2010, 07:54 PM
watch the video, it just don't seem right LOL
http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2010/04/dead-dude-rides-again.html#more

wango
04-30-2010, 10:44 PM
Apparently its cheaper to call the taxidermist, rather than the funeral home. Heck they only charge like 400 bucks for a whitetail shoulder mount. How much could they charge for a whole person?? Most of the time they wouldn't even have to sew up bullet holes (that costs extra for deer):D

RoadZombie
05-01-2010, 03:38 PM
Haha! Seems like it would definitely be a savings!

Mad Dog
05-01-2010, 05:03 PM
Most of the time they wouldn't even have to sew up bullet holes:D

Not in Chicago!:rolleyes:

Mudpuppy
05-03-2010, 11:00 AM
...just watch out for the kids smoking pot there in the middle of the night. Or maybe that was just the circle I ran in. LoL

I'd hate to see the bill on that. Between helping plan my grandmother's and father's funerals...it's a damn racket. For example, just to dig the hole in the ground...$900...and THEN it was another $900 to fill it back up. F that. Just toss my ass in a wood chipper and fire the chum into the ocean to feed the sharks. I'll even pay the $5 in diesel fuel it'd take to fire the sucker up. Hell, my dad was cremated and just had a simple service...it still ended up costing over $5000. The real messed up part was that $1000 of it was for a coffin...because you can't just shove the corpse in the oven, it has to be "chased" with a $1000 plywood box. I should get into the death business.

You are right - it's a damn racket.. and if you got into the business you would never run out of customers..

RoadZombie
05-03-2010, 09:22 PM
I honestly don't think I could live with myself in all honesty. Death doesn't creep me out...been around it enough that I'm pretty desensitized to it (as cold as it sounds...). But, how do you look at yourself in the mirror knowing that you make a profit off other peoples' loss? ...this coming from someone who is about the furthest away from a "bleeding heart" as you can get. The job security would be nice...but I don't think I could, with a straight face say, "I'm sorry for your loss Mrs. Smith...that'll be $15,000."

Mudpuppy
05-04-2010, 09:59 AM
I agree.. You are taking advantage of people.. It is wrong.. They know people want to respect their loved ones and in their saddened emotional state they probably won't really think about the costs, etc. And a lot of the widows are women and maybe the men handled the finances so they have no idea.. it is just a sick way to make a living..

And what bugs me is when I go to the funeral and the f'king funeral home guy that is the "mcee" or whatever - the guy who kind of coordinates all the speaking - is some clown who is like a lounge act - talk about desensitized.. I just went to a funeral where my coworkers wife who was 55 died suddenly and unexpected.. this funeral home guy thought he was hilarious up there cracking jokes, etc. I understand lightening the mood, etc. but he took it way too far and was way too cheesy..