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(WLKY Louisville)   Woman suing church for refusing to put a headstone with images of a deer, dog, color logos of NASCAR and the Indianapolis Colts on her husband's grave   (wlky.com) divider line 70
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2013-03-10 07:18:38 PM
Indystar had a more in-depth article on this. The widow showed the plans quite some time ago and was told they would not allow it in the church cemetary. She had it made anyway. Also, there are actually 2 headstones that form the armrests for a bench in the middle. Yeah, it's shaped like a sofa with NASCAR and NFL logos on it. I'm not particularly formal and not religious at all, but I can see how a church might not want their 100yo cemetary all rednecked out.
 
2013-03-10 08:46:24 PM
Can't see how she has any case. It's their cemetery and they're a church. Government has no way to control their rules.
 
2013-03-10 09:02:54 PM
Finally, an HOA that makes good.
 
2013-03-10 09:05:41 PM
What breed of dog was it?
 
2013-03-10 09:11:39 PM

Staffist: What breed of dog was it?


East Springfield Smellhound
 
2013-03-10 09:46:35 PM
White trash transcends death.
 
2013-03-10 09:46:35 PM

ArkAngel: Can't see how she has any case. It's their cemetery and they're a church. Government has no way to control their rules.


Churches can be sued for breach of contracts.  But it looks like this chick didn't have a contract to install that gravestone.
 
2013-03-10 09:47:17 PM
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2013-03-10 09:48:26 PM

Staffist: What breed of dog was it?


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2013-03-10 09:48:28 PM
Nice to see she's over the whole "mourning" phase.
 
2013-03-10 09:48:32 PM
You know what would make a cool headstone? A big Easter Island head.
 
2013-03-10 09:50:28 PM

FunkOut: You know what would make a cool headstone? A big Easter Island head.


I liked the guy who had his wife's hooter carved on her gravestone.  Or  was it his?  I forget.
 
2013-03-10 09:51:02 PM
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And he's off!
 
2013-03-10 09:51:39 PM
Oh, those silly, fuzzy foreigners!

When will they ever learn??
 
2013-03-10 09:52:19 PM
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Just saw this one on Facebook. Eaten by mountain rats sounds like a painful way to go.
 
2013-03-10 09:52:20 PM
Ugh.  Wrong thread.

Please tell me the woman is foreign so that I might retain a bit of dignity...
 
2013-03-10 09:55:50 PM
And no Kiss coffins on Holy Ground.


/something something bear in a glass piano memorial
 
2013-03-10 09:58:56 PM

ArkAngel: Staffist: What breed of dog was it?

East Springfield Smellhound


Geech
 
2013-03-10 09:59:00 PM
If I were he pastor, I would allow the bereaved to place this hallowed marker on sacred ground on the condition that they would install a urinal on it.
 
2013-03-10 09:59:32 PM
She has no case.  Maybe she shouldn't support organized religion if she doesn't like their rules.  Aw fark it, thanks Obama.
 
2013-03-10 09:59:38 PM
Sounds way too busy. Too many themes. Just choose one.
 Does Cabela's carry a camouflage casket?
 
2013-03-10 10:00:09 PM

fusillade762: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 484x489]

Just saw this one on Facebook. Eaten by mountain rats sounds like a painful way to go.


Sounds like no one was watching the baby.
 
2013-03-10 10:02:08 PM
Just throw the white trash in with the rest of the compostables.
 
2013-03-10 10:06:48 PM
Sorry, redneck, no obnoxious crass headstone for you. Not your's.
 
2013-03-10 10:06:56 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Staffist: What breed of dog was it?

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It's a rock hound!
 
2013-03-10 10:07:40 PM
If you're ever stuck in Buffalo and looking for something to do, the Forest Lawn Cemetery is worth a visit. Up until the Great Depression, there was a shiat-ton of money in Buffalo, so there are quite a few fancy mausoleums including one by Frank Lloyd Wright, although that one isn't among the most interesting. One of them has a granite sofa and arm chair in front of it for some damned reason. Maybe the deceased was a furniture magnate. Anyway, they're sculpted to look all squooshy and comfy, inviting you to flop down on them and lounge for a while except that they're cold, hard GRANITE.

At least they're tastefully unadorned.

I saw a gravestone for a recently deceased young man in a rural graveyard in New Zealand that had a granite bottle of Jim Beam and a granite bottle of Speight's beer on it. Death by drowning. Presumably alcohol was involved.
 
2013-03-10 10:08:22 PM

wellreadneck: Sounds way too busy. Too many themes. Just choose one.
 Does Cabela's carry a camouflage casket?


So, dirt colored?
 
2013-03-10 10:09:06 PM
His final words were "Hold mah beer and watch this."

/way down here?
 
2013-03-10 10:14:35 PM
She should have known when the Pastor's robes looked like this
www.sportsmemorabilia.com
 
2013-03-10 10:32:34 PM

fusillade762: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 484x489]

Just saw this one on Facebook. Eaten by mountain rats sounds like a painful way to go.


In 1876, Signal Station attendant Private John O'Keefe, told tall tales of life in the station to lawyer, newspaper man and drinking buddy, Eliphat Price. O'Keefe recounted a story of large, man-eating rats that lived in caves on Pikes Peak. The story then grew to include how these rats attacked him and his wife and daughter in the station itself - devouring a side of beef in less than five minutes. While Private O'Keefe tried to protect his family using a club to fend off the rats, it was actually Mrs. O'Keefe who saved the day by electrocuting the rats with a coil of wire connected to the signal station's battery. According to the story though, her efforts were too late. Before she could connect the wire to the battery terminals, hundreds of these killer rats had already devoured Erin, the O'Keefe's only daughter.

O'Keefe quickly erected a fake grave on the summit to support his story and, more likely, to woo tourists. However, there were only two problems with the story - O'Keefe wasn't married and he didn't have a daughter. Despite these obvious clues, the story hit the wires and ended up being published in many newspapers around the globe. (Rumor has it that Erin was actually O'Keefe's mule that had recently died.)
 
2013-03-10 10:36:04 PM
FIND A NEW GOD!
 
2013-03-10 10:41:46 PM
♫Just a dumbass hick. Tryin tp get her hick on........markin a graaaaave the only way she knows how. Well that's just a little bit more than good taste will allow♫
 
2013-03-10 10:44:23 PM
In this case, I really have to side with the church.
 
2013-03-10 10:48:38 PM
In 300 or 400 years, this will be considered a significant loss among anthropologists studying white trash.
 
2013-03-10 10:48:55 PM
Good. No one should like the Colts.
 
2013-03-10 10:56:22 PM

ruta: I saw a gravestone for a recently deceased young man in a rural graveyard in New Zealand that had a granite bottle of Jim Beam and a granite bottle of Speight's beer on it. Death by drowning. Presumably alcohol was involved.


So...  I guess you could say it was... on the rocks.
 
2013-03-10 10:56:46 PM

L.D. Ablo: In 300 or 400 years, this will be considered a significant loss among anthropologists studying white trash.


L.D. Ablo: In 300 or 400 years, this will be considered a significant loss among anthropologists studying white trash.


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2013-03-10 11:02:42 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Staffist: What breed of dog was it?

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Methlab?
 
2013-03-10 11:06:07 PM
a headstone with images of a deer, dog, color logos of NASCAR and the Indianapolis Colts on her husband's grave

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It's .... beautiful ....
 
2013-03-10 11:07:49 PM
I may have lost my mind, but it's not as hideous as I feared it would be. It's gaudy, but I've seen worse in Catholic cemeteries.

The worst has to be about 30 ft from my dad's grave. It's a laser-engraved stone with a 2'x3' depiction of the deceased riding his tractor in his cornfield.

Did I mention that the perspective is hideously wrong? I really need to take a picture of this thing the next time I'm driving past the cemetery.

Even though it may not be hideous, I'm pretty sure that Indiana law is going to back the archdiocese on this one.
 
2013-03-10 11:10:42 PM

UsikFark: L.D. Ablo: In 300 or 400 years, this will be considered a significant loss among anthropologists studying white trash.

L.D. Ablo: In 300 or 400 years, this will be considered a significant loss among anthropologists studying white trash.

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Yeah, no, I don't see a NASCAR headstone being in quite the same league as the Flavian Amphitheater
 
2013-03-10 11:10:55 PM
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There is a cemetery in Yekaterinburg that would be happy to bury your trash, I mean, loved one...
 
2013-03-10 11:13:24 PM

LibertyHiller: The worst has to be about 30 ft from my dad's grave. It's a laser-engraved stone with a 2'x3' depiction of the deceased riding his tractor in his cornfield.


So it had a Deere on it?
 
2013-03-10 11:47:20 PM
There is a local cemetery that laxed a bit on the rules about 10 years ago. There is one section that is very art deco. Then they tightened the rules again and they are back to regular looking stones.
 
2013-03-10 11:56:16 PM
Seen a gallery of some of the Russian ones - pretty tacky.

Do a GIS for "Barre Cemetery".  Barre, Vermont is home to renowned granite quarries and generations of Italian craftsmen.  Natch, some of them make their own grave markers.  Some are works of art; some, ah, well, have a look.
 
2013-03-10 11:57:04 PM
I've been to a convention of funeral directors where every tacky thing related to the industry was being peddled but this might beat all of them.
 
2013-03-11 12:05:29 AM
Eh, I've seen tackier:

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At least the guy actually liked NASCAR and the Colts; he didn't have gothwhale Juggalo parents project their retarted hobby on him.
 
2013-03-11 12:26:04 AM

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There is a cemetery in Yekaterinburg that would be happy to bury your trash, I mean, loved one...


Yikes. There's one near my mom's for a ~18 year old lacross player that's laser engraved like those, and it's bad enough,but those are multitudes worse...
 
2013-03-11 12:42:40 AM
So is she hot?
 
2013-03-11 12:46:21 AM
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