Tombstone Parodies

Tombstone Parodies

Updated Aug 01, 2014 at 03:19PM EDT by Don.

Added Aug 01, 2014 at 01:55PM EDT by Don.

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Tombstone Parodies refer to various images of gag names or epitaphs inscribed on gravestones that are often shared online, including both untouched photographs and photoshopped images.

Origin

The earliest known examples of humorous tombstone epitaph were highlighted on Colorado resident June Shaputis’ personal website Webpanda[1] in 1998 (shown below).



Spread

On October 3rd, 2006, The Magic Cafe Forums[2] member Marvello submitted a thread containing “funny Halloween tombstone names.” On July 19th, 2007, the pop culture blog Oddee[7] published a round-up of notable joke tombstone pictures. On March 2nd, 2008, the facts and trivia website Mental Floss[3] highlighted 10 photos of humorous celebrity tombstones (shown below).



On January 27th, 2010, the Internet humor site Holy Taco[6] published a compilation of 25 humorous tombstone photographs. On February 28th, 2011, Funny or Die[4] featured a slideshow titled “The Most Badass Tombstones Ever.” On September 19th, 2012, the Internet humor blog Mandatory[5] published a photo gallery of humorous tombstones. On July 29th, 2013, Redditor thumz submitted a photograph of a tombstone for the Red Power Ranger to the /r/pics[8] subreddit, where it gained over 3,200 votes (96% upvoted) prior to being archived.



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Search Interest

According to Google Trends, the search interest for “funny tombstone” seeks a spike around October every year, mainly due to its cultural association with the celebration of Halloween in the United States.

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