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Fun With Funerals

4:15 PM -- CNN.com reports on creative coffins, for the crazy corpse in you:

    Richard Mullard chuckles when he thinks about his funeral. It's not that he thinks death is a laughing matter -- he just relishes the thought of someone trying to fit him into a hearse while he's wearing skis and lying in a sled-shaped coffin.

Oh boy Richard! That sounds like a good time. I sure hope you die soon!

    Mullard is one of dozens of people who have who have turned to British coffin maker Vic Fearn & Co. with requests for custom caskets. Past creations include a Louis Vuitton duffel bag, a corkscrew and a pink ballet slipper.

Hmm, I wonder what the future holds... Perhaps caskets in the shape of spaceships for astronauts (diaper optional), or a banana shape for monkeys, or maybe even one designed like a toilet with the word "Career" on it for Tim Allen.

    It takes two or three men at least two weeks to complete a theme coffin, and Gill said the company typically builds one a month.

Well then, I suppose that answers the age-old riddle, "How many men does it take to make a total sham out of someone's funeral?"

— Red, Not Dead Yet, Panda, Light Reading

Stevery 12/5/2012 | 3:14:38 PM
re: Fun With Funerals
It's going to be The Next Big Thing:
Fiber to the Coffin.
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