Caught Dead In That
September 20, 2010 8:26 AM   Subscribe

Caught Dead In That
I've started a photo blog dedicated to funny tombstones. Some photos I took myself; others I'm reblogging from elsewhere (with proper credit, of course.) The only rule is that they have to be real-- no styrofoam Halloween props, and no photoshopping.
posted by yankeefog (15 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
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You need to include this one, jointly commissioned by the deceased's ex-wife and mistress.
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:19 AM on September 20, 2010

Thanks, Faint of Butt. That's a great one! I'll definitely add that.
posted by yankeefog at 12:16 PM on September 20, 2010

My Dad was a believer in reincarnation - hence his plaque
posted by gomichild at 6:52 PM on September 20, 2010 [2 favorites]

Thanks for sharing that one, Gomichild-- the plaque manages to be moving and funny at the same time, which says a lot about your dad. I've added that to my posting queue as well!
posted by yankeefog at 1:55 AM on September 21, 2010

Yeah he was a showman with a sense of humour (^_^).
posted by gomichild at 2:58 AM on September 21, 2010

I love the name :)
posted by lizbunny at 7:25 AM on September 22, 2010

Thanks, Lizbunny!
posted by yankeefog at 7:36 AM on September 22, 2010

I took this one in highgate cemetery. It is actually not far from the Marx grave you posted or from Douglas Adams.
posted by vacapinta at 11:49 AM on September 22, 2010

Thanks, Vacapinta! I spent a great day at Highgate but I completely missed that one. I've now put it into my posting queue.

Highgate really does seem to have the best headstones, doesn't it? I think I'm going to have to make another visit.
posted by yankeefog at 3:30 AM on September 23, 2010

This is not technically a tombstone but there's a lot of granite here and people make funny ones sometimes. Two other ones you might like [and are welcome to reblog w/ a link back or credit] are this and this.
posted by jessamyn at 9:08 AM on September 25, 2010

Thanks, Jessamyn! Where is that first one from? It's funny, but (at least for now) I'm going to stick to my Tombstones Only policy.

The other two are great--I've added them to my queue (with proper credit, of course.)

posted by yankeefog at 2:33 AM on September 26, 2010

It's from the local golf course, sort of near the parking area here in Randolph VT.
posted by jessamyn at 8:31 AM on September 26, 2010

Ah, makes sense.

There's probably a whole new blog to be made from Faux Tombstones. Hmm...
posted by yankeefog at 1:06 AM on September 27, 2010

If you're looking to expand the post a little, Karl Marx' grave is not the original one ito which he was buried. He wanted a simple grave, and was given one, but the Marx Historical Society moved his body to a more prominent position and made that monstrosity, against basically all his wishes for his interring.
posted by Cantdosleepy at 7:50 AM on October 4, 2010

Interesting, Cantdosleepy! I had no idea. That makes a lot more sense.
posted by yankeefog at 8:17 AM on October 4, 2010

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