Friday, September 22, 2006

What A Way To Go

A morbid post to end the work week......

It's something that has to happen eventually....


... but all these normal coffins are so boring.
The Usual Coffin...

Better to go out in style!:

Clockwise from top left: A Uterus Coffin, Sandwich Coffin,
Pineapple Coffin and Lion Coffin

What's the story with these quirky coffins, you ask? Well,....
Coffins From Ghana

" For the Ga tribe in coastal Ghana, funerals are a time of mourning, but also of celebration. The Ga people believe that when their loved ones die, they move on into another life -- and the Ga make sure they do so in style....

The coffins are designed to represent an aspect of the dead person's life -- such as a car if they were a driver.... They might also symbolize a vice -- such as a bottle of beer or a cigarette.

Ablade Glover, an artist who works with the carpenters, says the coffin acts as a home in the afterlife, so it must be beautiful. But he laments that after putting so much time into creating the coffin, it gets hidden underground.

"By the end of the day, they are going to bury this thing, which has taken so much time, so much energy?" he says. "

(So, if you were a gynae, you can be buried in a uterus?? Haha...)

Well,.... if you ever want to purchase one, there's actually an online shop (O_o!!): CLICK HERE

This may be a bit of a morbid topic but anyway:
What would you choose as your coffin?
(I'd probably go with a giant chocolate bar)

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  1. that's a funny ending...Chocolate Bar. Is it going to be Kit-Kat styled coz you'll have to find another partner for the other finger!? Haha!

  2. i'm putting an order in for the lion one!

  3. When I die, I want my coffin to look like a vibrator with the words "Gone to a better place" inscribed on the side haha

  4. to hungryox:
    Well, if everything works out well then yeah...
    If not, then it'll just have to be a One Fingered Kit Kat...

    to wuching:
    Wah - such a fierce choice!
    It would be a great way to stand out from the crowd though!

    to Merv:
    You're not going to have any working functions installed in your coffin though, are you?


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