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Greens nickers in twist over cardboard coffins

By johnboy 6 April 2006 28

According to the ABC there’s legions of people out there who’s dieing wish is to be buried in cardboard boxes and the cruel government is denying this strange obsession. Dr. Foskey has put out a media release on the subject.

It would seem these fetishists have to be buried in Broulee in order to carry their modish sensibilities into the hereafter.

Personally I’d prefer to be stitched up in my hammock with a cannon ball at either end and slung over the side of my pirate ship.

But realistically isn’t this fuss just as ostentatious as being buried in silver-lined mahogany?

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midnitecalla 7:35 pm 11 Apr 06

but i admire the way you want to go,Terubo, but as Canberra is home to more viking weather , id shell out for that option, on the funeral plan and is more dramatic than the egyptian one so value for bucks there…

midnitecalla 7:29 pm 11 Apr 06

true, but as i said no guarantees on lying in rest even if i was buried, and the rose will die eventually over the years, but is a nicer more efficient way to go though.

terubo 8:00 am 11 Apr 06

Only if water restrictions permit them to water that rose bush…otherwise it’ll be as dead as you.

midnitecalla 8:25 pm 10 Apr 06

as im gonna be cremated , with cemeteries being resumed nowadays there isnt any guarantees that your plot is yours when the grief wears off they just plunk ya with any old geezers and sorts. So for the ceremony yes rent a casket, then transfer me to the cardboardy for scorching then scatter me to the four winds with a little under my fave rose bushes out at gungahlin with me mates.the funeral directors still make a killing with rental and refurbishment of caskets, the evironment gets it a little easier and i get to be whre i want to be with a nice head stone plaque near that rose bush. not bad eh?

terubo 8:55 pm 09 Apr 06

I shall be floated across LBG on a papyrus pontoon. An archer will fire a burning arrow into the petrol-soaked vessel as it passes through the arches of the Commonwealth bridge. The resultant fiery spectacle will be brief but effective; and, since you all seem so concerned, environmentally friendly…more so than yer cardboard, wooden or lead-lined coffins.

Stella 3:53 pm 08 Apr 06

With the constant references to their university education, I would have thought that Canberrans would be donating their bodies to medical schools so that their uni mates could cut them up. That would seem to be the most environmentally friendly solution.

Thumper 12:45 pm 07 Apr 06


Then a standard pint glass…

Sssanta 12:36 pm 07 Apr 06


When I go, it will be due to morbid stupidity. I suspect the only parts of me they will find will fit on a spatchelor… better make it a limited edition KFC Star Wars novelty mug.

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