Wednesday, April 28, 2010

You Can't Take It With....Well, Maybe You Can

A custom-made, full size coffin from Ghana, by Nii Anum, circa 1995. It's for sale on ebay here.


  1. I've been looking for an opportunity to make a little extra income. This could be the big break I've been waiting for. Not the dollar bills necessarily, but you could make a coffin that looks like a big chocolate bar, a seven-up bottle, or a box of Stove-Top stuffing or hamburger Helper(*not appropriate for some accidental deaths). The family of the deceased pays for the special coffin, but then I also extract an advertising fee from the product manufacturer. Oh, I am going to be rich, yes sirreee. Thanks for the idea, and know that you can count on discounted prices.

  2. I think National Geo did an article a few years ago on the coffins of Ghana -- there was a fish for a fisherman that was fantastic.

    I guess if I lived in Ghana I would be buried inside a large dog or even better a polo pony! A sea turtle might be nice. Oh wait, no, of course, I think I would like to be buried inside a large piece of cheese, Swiss cheese.

  3. Christine, If it works, I ask only for a modest stay at your island villa.

    Wolfy, Without cheese my life is meaningless, so I understand that. But a sea turtle coffin would pretty much lead to immortality.