Saturday, August 01, 2009

Deadhead


I suppose if you’re going to keep your loved one's ashes, you may as well keep them inside a replica of your loved one’s head. What does strike me as a little icky is the idea of taking the likeness at the moment the loved one realised the brakes had failed.

(Via Cynical-C.)

7 comments:

Geoff said...

You can have a celebrity's head, too.

I want my ashes in Jeremy Clarkson's.

Rog said...

Eric Morecambe would have had a field day if his comedic chum "little urn" had gone first.

I would have "Brimful of Ashes" by Cornershop as the music.

Morton Shadow said...

Unless I'm very much mistaken, the corpse in question is that of U2 guitar legend Dave "...in the neeeeeeeeeeeem of love..." Evans, otherwise known as the Edge. Why look, he's even got the life-like, skin coloured, baldness disguising bobble hat! Bet they're gutted his demise has been somewhat overshadowed by that of Sir Bobby R. Oh well...

Getting *heavily* into the old Aphrodite's Cild vibe, so I'd have to go for a Demis Roussos urn - I'd probably need a fairly hefty star in any case...
Right, I'm off down the Cow & Snuffers to watch the Emirates cup...

Come back Paddy, all is forgiven! Oh and R.I.P. Sir Bob...

xxx
Mort

Valerie said...

Saw these on boing boing a couple of days ago. I think they actually create them from photographs, so it's less like a death mask and more like forensic anthropology. But I think they need to do something about the hazy, glazed eyes -- makes you want to close the lids or put sunglasses on the thing.

I must remember to write into my final wishes that I do NOT want my ashes jammed into some artist's reconstruction of my hopefully 99-year-old head...

Tim Footman said...

Geoff, surely you can think of some other organic matter that you want to pour into Clarkson’s head?

Rog, can you think of a single significant comedic duo in which the funny guy outlived the straight man?

The Edge isn’t bald, Mort. He just really likes hats.

But Valerie, maybe his eyes really were like that. Before somebody sliced the top of hist head off, of course.

Boz said...

It is definitely the sliced top that makes this particularly disturbing.

Also. What's with the twig?

Tim Footman said...

It's the one he hopped off.