Tombstone Parodies

Tombstone Parodies

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

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About

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).


Funny Stones To Tickle Your Funny Bones By June Shaputis copyright 19S0 The living have the opportunity to engrave in stone some thought appropriate to the character, or circumstances surrounding the death, of the deceased individual. Some epitaphs are unique and very revealing It is difficult to find anything entertaining about a death, but on occasion, death can be humorous and bizarre. Sometimes, humor can be found where least likely. Cemeteries, for example, can be startlingly funny to the uninitiated. Many epitaphs are unintentionally, and sometimes, intentionally, amusing. Conceivably, the stonecutter or the family members did not realize how future generations would look upon their attempt to memorialize the deceased loved one. In most large cemeteries, you will probably find an epitaph that goes something like this one found in Waynesville, North Carolina: Effie Jean Robinson 1897-1922 Come blooming youths, as you pass by And on these lines do cast an eve As you are now, so once was I; As I am now, so must you be Prepare for death and follow me. Which is not funny at all. But undemeath, someone had added: To follow you I am not content, How do Iknow Which way you went. ath in the West Here lies Lester Moore Four slugs From a forty-four No Les No More

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).


THATS ALL FOLKS MEL BLANC MAN OF 1000 VOICES BELOVED HUSBAND AND FATHER 19081989 RODNEY ANGERFIELD THERE GOES THE NENORH JACK LEMMON

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.


JASON THE RED RANGER

Notable Examples


TO 7HE MEMORY OF GRANDMA YOUR BREAST ENHANCEMENT SURGERY LOOKS BEAUTIFUL YOU WERE ALIVE TO SEE IT do ere lipi an Athrtst. All dressed up and no plare to gu. GOoD oLD FRED A GREAT BIG ROCK FELL ONHIS HEAD RIP toid ya i was cick. Noman Lisscns 1999-2669 SANTA CLAUS 1836-2000

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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