May 10, 2008

It sure the hell wouldn't have been PBR.

I received an E-mail earlier this week from CalTechGirl from Not Exactly Rocket Science titled "I thought this was you until I saw it was Pabst...". I open it up just to see a link to a fox news story, Illinois Man Orders Custom Beer-Can Coffin.

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SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. Bill Bramanti will love Pabst Blue Ribbon eternally, and he's got the custom-made beer-can casket to prove it. "I actually fit, because I got in here," said Bramanti of South Chicago Heights.

The 67-year-old Glenwood village administrator doesn't plan on needing it anytime soon, though.

He threw a party Saturday for friends and filled his silver coffin designed in Pabst's colors of red, white and blue with ice and his favorite brew.

"Why put such a great novelty piece up on a shelf in storage when you could use it only the way Bill Bramanti would use it?" said Bramanti's daughter, Cathy Bramanti, 42.

Bramanti ordered the casket from Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home in Chicago Heights, and Scott Sign Co. of Chicago Heights designed the beer can.

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Okay, that's a pretty good idea. I mean think about it. Unless you want to be cremated, you're going to spend a lot of money on a coffin only to have it stuck in the ground. Why not put it to extra use, and sure some people might be skeeved out by drinking beer out of it, but it wouldn't bother me. Hell, in college I used an old urn I bought at a second hand store thinking it was a broken trophy as a drinking vessel. I cleaned it first!

If I was going to do this, it would probably be a Miller Lite casket. I know, I know why not one of my real favorites. Well that would be because I drink more Miller Lite than any other beer.

Oh, and I'm kidding about the urn, but admit it, you started to believe it! Probably because it sounds like something I would do.

Posted by Contagion in Things I find interesting at May 10, 2008 08:00 AM | TrackBack

Gotta say, I bit on the urn story... because it does sound like something you'd do.

Wouldn't that be cool if they made on of these with a keg and a tapper? "Take, drink... this is my blood."

Posted by: That 1 Guy at May 10, 2008 09:35 AM


Posted by: That 1 Guy at May 10, 2008 10:42 AM

When I read about this I thought it was gonna be in the *shape* of a beer can too.
Just a regular ole coffin with huge PBR sticker on it is kinda lame-o :/

BTW What the hell is with "Bramanti Construction Company" across the side of it? Is the dude writing it off as a marketing expense?

Posted by: Shadoglare at May 10, 2008 12:20 PM