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The Best Argument For Being Cremated?
Still-surviving relatives with exceptionally bad taste.

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Cimetière du Montparnasse, Paris, France.

Posted by aalkon at December 14, 2006 10:44 AM

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I want the Nate Fisher treatment. Throw my carcass in a whole and plant a tree on top of it.

Posted by: Monica at December 14, 2006 2:10 AM

Crap. "Hole," that is.

Posted by: Monica at December 14, 2006 2:12 AM

Eerily reminiscent of the last scene of 'Freddy vs Jason'- too creepy.

Posted by: Marissa at December 14, 2006 3:18 AM

Oh, that's just brilliantly wrong, Amy!

I know grief unhinges.

But it makes me splutter "shouldn't there be regulations about this sort of thing?" (In the worst sort of busybody way!)

Posted by: Jody Tresidder at December 14, 2006 5:08 AM

Creepy. Reminds me of the little plastic praying hands that my (very Catholic) childhood babysitter used to have on the dashboard of her car...

Posted by: deja pseu at December 14, 2006 5:57 AM

It's like ZOMBIE hands, AIEEEEEEEEE!!!!

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Wow. Now I really want a grave marker shaped like an emerging zombie.

Posted by: Melissa G at December 14, 2006 8:19 AM

THAT would be in much better taste. It's when the outrageous isn't funny that it's simply scary.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at December 14, 2006 8:42 AM

"THAT would be in much better taste. It's when the outrageous isn't funny that it's simply scary."

Well-said. That is it exactly. That's what separates the Richard Pryors from the Michael Richardses of this world.

You know, it kind of looks like one of those arms is growing out of the other arm. That is extremely creepy.

Posted by: Melissa G at December 14, 2006 9:00 AM

I can't position my arms like the arms in the photo. Either they're commemorating a butcher or it's two different people's arms. Do you suppose the rest of them is underground? (Or there's something wrong with my arms :-)

Posted by: Norman at December 14, 2006 2:38 PM

Well, she was a fairly important minister in the EU, so it's probably some publically-funded artist.

Posted by: KateCoe at December 15, 2006 5:57 PM

You're looking at the grave next to the hand. These are separate. And it's unlikely it was a publicly funded artist -- Cim du Montparnasse is a place for the very rich and very connected.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at December 16, 2006 3:17 AM

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