19 November 2010

Move along folks...

...nothing uni-dimensional to see here...

The prize piece in their display window is a coffin decorated with images of mostly naked, muscular young men in athletic poses inspired by Italian Renaissance paintings.

“We believe you should be able to have a coffin that lets you embark on your last journey in a way that reflects how you lived your life,” undertaker Thomas Brandl told Reuters on Thursday.
A life defined by what you did with your genitals?

Seriously?
The gay couple also sell coffins and urns in rainbow colours — the international symbol of the gay and lesbian movement — and offer burials around a tree reserved exclusively for homosexuals.
And the dulcet tones of The Village People offer a last touching memory.

C'mon, people... is that all there is?

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FROM THE COMMENTS: C'mon now, everybody needs...

...a hobby, says Chris...
"Would it bother you if a movie fan wanted to be buried in a movie inspired casket? Or if a car buff wanted to be buried in a metallic coffin with chrome trim?"
Yeah... there's a clear-cut equivalence.

See, Chris... I've said it before...
"Fewer feather boas... more David Sedaris."
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UPDATE: Wow, look who's back...

...apparently Chris really has a penis, er... dog in this fight...
"Oh, yeah, you(sic) concerned about how such things would affect the 'grandparents'."
10:23 AM, November 20, 2010


"Though I do understand your deep concern for "grandparents" and their impressions of such things."
10:57 AM, November 20, 2010


"I was getting your deep and honest concern about "grandparent" sensibilities."
1:40 PM, November 20, 2010


"Those poor "grandparents". Thankfully someone honestly has their best interests at heart."
10:29 AM, November 21, 2010


"Are we to assume you no longer care about grandparent feelings? If that's the case, then why do you care about the availability of these caskets?"
8:34 AM, November 22, 2010
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LAST WORD: Yoohoo, Chris... over here

In your personal crusade against perceived homophobia... ya think maybe there might possibly be some bigger fish to fry?
Thanks to an amendment supported by a group of African and Muslim nations — which passed by a vote of 79-70 — the reference to sexual orientation has been struck from this year’s resolution.

The effective message is that killing someone because they’re gay just isn’t that bad.
Nah... what was I thinking?


19 comments:

Chris said...

Why would you care what some guy wants to be buried in?

Neo Conservative said...

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well, chris... i'm guessing i care a lot less than, say... the gay guy's grandparents who show up expecting a not-so-flamboyant, traditional service.

i guess what i'm actually saying... is that it seems a little self-limiting to entirely define your existence by what you do with, for example... your penis.

i might, in turn, ask... using your stated premise... why would you care what i think?

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Chris said...

I don't care. I'm just curious.

Neo Conservative said...

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"chris says... I don't care. I'm just curious."

aren't we all curious, chris? i mean... it's not just you, right?

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Frances said...

Neo is right - there must be more you want your friends and family to be thinking of at your funeral than your sex life. Exciting as that might have been, it shouldn't define you.

Neo Conservative said...

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"frances says... it shouldn't define you"

perhaps people should focus less on what self-selecting "community" they are promoting... than in simply being a good citizen within their neighbourhood.

less divisiveness... and more... "one people, one law".

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Anonymous said...

offer burials around a tree reserved exclusively for homosexuals

Is there an area exclusively reserved for religous "breeders" too ?

Chris said...

Again - what do you care about what some dead guy wants to be buried in.

Would it bother you if a movie fan wanted to be buried in a movie inspired casket? Or if a car buff wanted to be buried in a metallic coffin with chrome trim?

Oh, yeah, you concerned about how such things would affect the 'grandparents'.

Neo Conservative said...

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oh, chris... you wanna start screaming about homophobia... don't be a wuss, spit it out.

i've been called worse by more articulate people.

you don't think defining your whole existence by what you do with your genitalia is a little off... well, freud help you.

maybe, just maybe, chris... it's a bigger world than you think.

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Chris said...

I am not sure how the opportunity to choose unique 'funeral vessels' provides a definition for one's life.

But even if it does, how does that affect you? And if it doesn't, why would you care?

Though I do understand your deep concern for "grandparents" and their impressions of such things.

Neo Conservative said...

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oh, chris... "unique funeral vessels"... that's what you get from this?

c'mon... spit it out... you'll feel better.

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Chris said...

I was getting your deep and honest concern about "grandparent" sensibilities.

Neo Conservative said...

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and i, chris... was puzzling over your simplistic & incongruent equivalence between movie fans, automobile enthusiasts and homosexuals.

you care to flesh that one out?

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Chris said...

Those poor "grandparents". Thankfully someone honestly has their best interests at heart.

Hopefully you be posting about other products that may offend "grandparents".

Neo Conservative said...

chris continues to drone...

"Oh, yeah, you(sic) concerned about how such things would affect the 'grandparents'."
10:23 AM, November 20, 2010


"Though I do understand your deep concern for "grandparents" and their impressions of such things."
10:57 AM, November 20, 2010


"I was getting your deep and honest concern about "grandparent" sensibilities."
1:40 PM, November 20, 2010


"Those poor "grandparents". Thankfully someone honestly has their best interests at heart."
10:29 AM, November 21, 2010


c'mon diogenes... one more time... surely that'll break your seemingly autistic logjam.

just a thought, chris... you might make a little more headway here, simply by sharing your personal struggle against the larger homophobic world that, unlike, say... david sedaris... has crushed all of your dreams & aspirations.

but, i gotta tell ya, bud... i personally couldn't give a crap what you, or anybody else for that matter... do with their genitalia and another consenting adult.

otoh, these self-selecting, increasingly isolated "activists" provide endless grist for the mill.

you just don't get that, do you? please tell me, chris... that you aspire to being more than just a lowly private in the penis army.

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Chris said...

Wait a minute, are we to assume you no longer care about grandparent feelings?

If that's the case, then why do you care about the availability of these caskets?

Chris said...

I suppose if there is only to be a final redirection in your 'LAST WORD', then I guess the last (and first) question will simply remain unanswered.

Neo Conservative said...

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sorry, chris... are you talking about my question @12:47 AM above...

"and i, chris... was puzzling over your simplistic & incongruent equivalence between movie fans, automobile enthusiasts and homosexuals."

"you care to flesh that one out?"


'cos i'm still waiting.

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Chris said...

Since you brought it up again in another post... I took a look back here and you still have not answered the first question. So again, why do you care about these caskets?