Why do people spend so much money on coffins/caskets? I have been wondering this since I was a kid. A dead person doesn't need a fancy, comfortable environment, unless certain prearrangements were done with Bob Beelze Gmbh. They make one Hell of a business, though.
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Why do people spend so much money on coffins/caskets? I have been wondering this since I was a kid. A dead person doesn't need a fancy, comfortable environment, unless certain prearrangements were done with Bob Beelze Gmbh. They make one Hell of a business, though.

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I'll settle for an old coffee can and a windy day. Ha!



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I've always wondered that, too. I've about got the whole family opting for cremation now.

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Bozette Bozette

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Well, I doubt any of my organs should be donated to anyone, unless they use them as a form of punishment for the crooks.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls OP

Because funeral homes need to make a buck, plus when you see a fancy grave you think this guy must have been one hell of a person. Just look at the pharaohs of Egypt and their pyramids, a big **** four sided triangle just for 1 person.

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Sunny_the_skeptic Sunny_the_skeptic

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20 million tons of C-4 and I will have a grave deep enough for my magnitude.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls OP

In response to “20 million tons of C-4 and I will have a...

That would be a memorable tomb. The only thing more memorable than that would be to be thrown in the door to hell in Russia that keeps burning to this day. Maybe that's where ACDC would have their corpses thrown, thus I'M ON A HIIIIIIGHWAY TO HELL!!

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Sunny_the_skeptic Sunny_the_skeptic

In response to “That would be a memorable tomb. The only...

Oh, I know that pit. It's weird. I will volunteer for the mission, assuming I will have a mask for the Halloween and an air supply. And suddenly I'm having a huge deja vu... How to hell... What th...

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls OP

In response to “Oh, I know that pit. It's weird. I will...

You must have been a fire geenie in a past life or something.

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Sunny_the_skeptic Sunny_the_skeptic

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A fire drill enthuasist, mostly. I like setting drills on fire.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls OP

In response to “A fire drill enthuasist, mostly. I like...

Can you set a .338 Lapua magnum on fire? Or is that technically an incendiary round

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Sunny_the_skeptic Sunny_the_skeptic

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I can.

There is a color chart (by now I have completely forgotten about, which means which) about the color codes on the bullets. Wait for a moment, please, and enjoy the elevator, as it goes sideways for a bit.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls OP

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The same coding applies to .338 Lapua.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls OP

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Holy crap, how many modifications a round can take. I guess next step is putting explosives in it and make it detonate in a specific place to take out targets in buildings like those super high tech machine guns.

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Sunny_the_skeptic Sunny_the_skeptic

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I'm drunk enough as it is. I think I might just carry on chewing this silly gum for the rest of the eternity. There are "official rules" - can you believe that?! Saying, that you can't use one gum for more than 30 minutes. Well, I have been using my nicotine supply for four hours now, with half-an-hour intervals...

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls OP

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Well, the manufacturer's "official rules of recommendation" to be exactly clear.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls OP

I long ago opted for cremation. No funeral or service. Just cremate me and flush the ashes down the crapper for all I care.
I see your point as I catch a commercial now and again about what all that costs. Waste of money if you ask me!

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Rooster Rooster

I think people do it out of respect for the person they loved...it is a waste of money but we don't really worry about it...you buy what you can afford..

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JD JD

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Buy the cheapest box you can have and the rest of the budget will go for the beer? It's a win-win, as long as the dead remain dead.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls OP

I don't care what they bury me in. Caskets and services are for the living as part of a grieving process. If it helps them by spending $10,000 on a funeral, who am I to judge? If they only spend a couple hundred, that's OK with me as well. If they throw someone in a hefty bag, put them on the sidewalk and claim it's now the cities problem, I might have an issue with that.

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JustJimColo JustJimColo

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Exactly! Worry about the living.

When I die I hope my family will feel free to do with my body as they see fit. I won't need it, nor will I need their respect.

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PhilboydStudge PhilboydStudge

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I will be there to eat your elbows. "Nothing serious, m'am, we just do this to a lot of people."

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls OP

I agree. That's why I have prepaid my cremation and small urn plot.

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JanHaskell JanHaskell

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Small? I can get you upgraded for a medium-s... Oh... Right. Left, sorry.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls OP

Just take me to the taxidermist, stuff me and stick me in the recliner.

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JerryHendrickson JerryHendrickson

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Nobody wants to see a human-trash panda hybrid.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls OP

In response to “Human-trash?

Yes. Imagine me + an empty wine bottle surgically inserted between my third hand and the ****. That's what I mean. Also, 27 thousand AA missiles in my genetically enhanced nostrils.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls OP

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That actually needs a minus.

-me (if possible?) Damn, two minuses makes it a plus. Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls OP

I'll settle for an old coffee can and a windy day. Ha!



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Will_Janitor Will_Janitor

I don't care...They can drag my dead asz to a body farm and hopefully solve a crime.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_farm

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azlotto azlotto

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Who murdered me? And why?!

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls OP

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I think is was Colonel Mustard...He murdered you just for the halibut.

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azlotto azlotto

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At least it wasn't Admiral ****-Droppings.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls OP

In response to “I don't care...They can drag my dead asz to a...

I remember first reading about those in a Patricia Cornwell novel. It sounds gruesome, but a lot of valuable research results from such studies.

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Bozette Bozette

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If somebody has my ****, please, I'm not dead yet.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls OP

As others have said, screw the big funeral/coffin. I'd opt for a Celebration of Life ceremony and then cremation, having my ashes placed under a young Oak tree.

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Freeranger Freeranger

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Why can't I just eat your ashes with some yogurt and strawberries?

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls OP

In response to “Why can't I just eat your ashes with some...

Simple.....I'd make it a point to constipate you

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Freeranger Freeranger

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Aww, sh.................... I mean... What's the... I guess anti-shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit should do.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls OP

I agree it is wasted money. I told my mother to get a cheap coffin when my dad died-she said people must see him off in a good coffin, like a good car people notice. Would be better if you could just rent the beautiful coffin then have them buried in something very plain

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

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Well, actually, there's a brand new business idea for Previously used coffins inc.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls OP

Frankly anything other than Cremation is quite narcissistic.

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DW2 DW2

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dw I agree . I look at all the space in this old town that has been used as graveyards. Some so old nobody visits there any more. Then again those spaces make for open space that would be tared over and built upon by malls if not by graves. I will be cremated because I don't want to spend forever in the blasted cold ground.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

In response to “dw I agree . I look at all the space in...

Can I be the one to cremate you, honey-bunny?!

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls OP

In response to “Can I be the one to cremate you, honey-bunny?!

Zonkie - I don't think you are licensed for that in my state. Try for a local to you in need(clap)(clap)

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

I wish I had that dilemma. I have no "life" insurance, no family who would fund a decent burial, so I'm liable to be tossed into a container on a NYC barge and taken someplace unknown to rot or be eaten. Give my sincerest regards to Bob as I won't be saying a hey-howzit-goin' once I've passed - wish him the best of luck with his business, though.

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PartyOfOne PartyOfOne

we are extravagant and wasteful beings

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fuzala fuzala

I wouldn't know if I were dead

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Aloysious

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I would. Then again, I'm an ****.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls OP

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