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(Gawker)   Dead biker buried riding his Harley in gigantic transparent casket   (gawker.com) divider line 77
    More: Spiffy, Billy Standley, Mechanicsburg, Dayton Daily News  
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2014-02-01 07:40:26 AM  
Low rider indeed.
 
2014-02-01 07:41:04 AM  
You would think the plexi would collapse under the weight of all the dirt.

This will end up being a Mythbusters episode
 
2014-02-01 07:41:10 AM  
So there's a free Harley out there for anyone with a shovel?
 
2014-02-01 07:42:43 AM  
Looks like someone never read the Roman poet Martial.
 
2014-02-01 07:48:41 AM  
That can't be harmful to the environment in any way.
 
2014-02-01 07:50:43 AM  
curiouswayne.files.wordpress.com
though i think he rode a Triumph
 
2014-02-01 07:51:51 AM  
Willy the Wimp?
 
2014-02-01 07:53:08 AM  

derpy: That can't be harmful to the environment in any way.


I'm assuming they drained all the fluids from the bike. The funeral procession and the use of that crane probably did much more damage.
 
2014-02-01 07:53:51 AM  

JesusJuice: So there's a free Harley out there for anyone with a shovel?


I live in Ohio, and I have access to a backhoe.  That's all I'm saying.
 
2014-02-01 07:55:04 AM  

styckx: You would think the plexi would collapse under the weight of all the dirt.

This will end up being a Mythbusters episode


Mayor West runs his town. It's being encased in cement.

I can't get past the fact that the douchebag wasted three plots so he could be buried on something he no longer cares about in a display nobody can see. Humans are stupid.
 
2014-02-01 07:59:07 AM  

skozlaw: styckx: You would think the plexi would collapse under the weight of all the dirt.

This will end up being a Mythbusters episode

Mayor West runs his town. It's being encased in cement.

I can't get past the fact that the douchebag wasted three plots so he could be buried on something he no longer cares about in a display nobody can see. Humans are stupid.


He man, whatever makes a person and their relatives better cope with their passing, more power to them.  I wonder what a porn star will come up with?
 
2014-02-01 08:02:47 AM  
i understand it is his last wish but i can promise you i won't go to dust with my valuables not passed on to charities.  my assets have and always will be very liquid and since i'm already retired and never married or had kids getting a will made was easy. i had my first one when i was in my late 20's.
 
2014-02-01 08:03:33 AM  
Twenty thousand children die of hunger related deaths every day.    Where are their Harley Davidsons?
 
2014-02-01 08:04:01 AM  
Shovelhead
 
2014-02-01 08:06:22 AM  
Is that a trike he's being buried on? They should have just propped the fat bastard up on a mobility scooter.
 
2014-02-01 08:15:58 AM  
I was once buried in a plexiglass casket on a Harley Davidson.
 
2014-02-01 08:17:25 AM  
Buried in a rented suit.
 
2014-02-01 08:22:52 AM  
Axles to axles, rust to rust.
 
2014-02-01 08:23:39 AM  
When I die I'm gonna be cremated.  Then I'm going to have my refinished pay telephone booth installed at the site with a looping recording of me playing telling everyone what I thought of them.  Little will they know my ashes will be right there in the change well of the phone.  After 2 years the thing will be torn down and my ashes will be scattered in the ocean. MMMmuuuuuurrrahhahahahaha
 
2014-02-01 08:26:01 AM  
www.eccentric-cinema.com
 
2014-02-01 08:31:07 AM  

Fano: Willy the Wimp?


Came for Willy the Wimp. Leaving satisfied.
 
2014-02-01 08:34:55 AM  
At first, I was having a hard time believing this burial happened. A wood and plexi case like this would collapse under the weight of the earth on top of and around it, closing in all the space around the corpse and motorcycle and making hasty grave robbery virtually impossible. You'd need a backhoe to dig this thing out. But strangely, Ohio law doesn't require a burial vault and this is likely a cemetery that simply doesn't require one. Most do. But for the right price, I guess you can buy anything, anywhere. Anyway, this weight-of-earth is enough to prevent any sort of theft, but the corpse and cycle will certainly be effected by dampness, insect infiltration, ground water, and the surface above this, erm, thing, would certainly slump and collapse as the earth crushed and slid into the container, which would require the cemetery maintainers to backfill it periodically, possibly for years to come. This grave would certainly be a danger to folks mowing the lawn on a riding mower before it collapses entirely and finally in years to come. [Former cemetery worker here.]
 
2014-02-01 08:58:42 AM  

Fano: Willy the Wimp?


Nice.
 
2014-02-01 09:00:01 AM  
I heard about this on the radio yesterday. The bike is a 1968. What a waste of a classic machine.
 
2014-02-01 09:01:41 AM  

skozlaw: styckx: You would think the plexi would collapse under the weight of all the dirt.

This will end up being a Mythbusters episode

Mayor West runs his town. It's being encased in cement.

I can't get past the fact that the douchebag wasted three plots so he could be buried on something he no longer cares about in a display nobody can see. Humans are stupid.


Funerals are for the living.
 
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2014-02-01 09:04:11 AM  
www.wearysloth.com

Meatloaf again?
 
2014-02-01 09:06:11 AM  
Like the Pharoahs of old, he was simply planning on needing that bike in the afterlife.
 
2014-02-01 09:07:51 AM  
Hmmmm.

Willy the Wimp's brother?
 
2014-02-01 09:08:48 AM  

JohnnyRebel88: skozlaw: styckx: You would think the plexi would collapse under the weight of all the dirt.

This will end up being a Mythbusters episode

Mayor West runs his town. It's being encased in cement.

I can't get past the fact that the douchebag wasted three plots so he could be buried on something he no longer cares about in a display nobody can see. Humans are stupid.

He man, whatever makes a person and their relatives better cope with their passing, more power to them.  I wonder what a porn star will come up with?


Y-shaped coffin.
 
2014-02-01 09:08:54 AM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Like the Pharoahs of old, he was simply planning on needing that bike in the afterlife.


This will make the Motel of Mysteries even more interesting
 
2014-02-01 09:18:32 AM  
Isn't this how they buried Pope John Paul II in his Popemobile?
 
2014-02-01 09:18:42 AM  
TFA said his name was Billy Standley.   So why does his tombstone say HAMMER? or JAMMER?  something that ends in "AMMER"
 
2014-02-01 09:20:52 AM  

styckx: You would think the plexi would collapse under the weight of all the dirt.


But for some reason he spent time reinforcing the bottom.

Maybe it was all about that one last ride around town.
 
2014-02-01 09:22:12 AM  
image.vam.synacor.com.edgesuite.net

TFA said his name was Billy Standley.   So why does his tombstone say HAMMER? or JAMMER?  something that ends in "AMMER"
 
2014-02-01 09:25:08 AM  
assets.nydailynews.com

Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby.
 
2014-02-01 09:25:49 AM  

Four Horsemen of the Domestic Dispute: TFA said his name was Billy Standley.   So why does his tombstone say HAMMER? or JAMMER?  something that ends in "AMMER"


I was thinking SPAMMER. And it belongs to his neighbor who's probably already complaining about the dirtbag next door bringing down the tone of the neighborhood.
 
2014-02-01 09:26:09 AM  
When I heard about this story I was sooo looking forward to seeing a hilarious fark headline

sigh
 
2014-02-01 09:30:41 AM  
Heh heh, Willy the Wimp. Get it?
 
2014-02-01 09:32:40 AM  
Could be worse. He could have been buried on this bike.

www.blackdogdualsport.com
 
2014-02-01 09:58:04 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: At first, I was having a hard time believing this burial happened. A wood and plexi case like this would collapse under the weight of the earth on top of and around it, closing in all the space around the corpse and motorcycle and making hasty grave robbery virtually impossible. You'd need a backhoe to dig this thing out. But strangely, Ohio law doesn't require a burial vault and this is likely a cemetery that simply doesn't require one. Most do. But for the right price, I guess you can buy anything, anywhere. Anyway, this weight-of-earth is enough to prevent any sort of theft, but the corpse and cycle will certainly be effected by dampness, insect infiltration, ground water, and the surface above this, erm, thing, would certainly slump and collapse as the earth crushed and slid into the container, which would require the cemetery maintainers to backfill it periodically, possibly for years to come. This grave would certainly be a danger to folks mowing the lawn on a riding mower before it collapses entirely and finally in years to come. [Former cemetery worker here.]


What about a custom vault?  A vault would protect the casket and keep the ground from sinking in, which is why we use vaults.  Well, this and to keep thieves out.
 
2014-02-01 10:02:46 AM  

Four Horsemen of the Domestic Dispute: [image.vam.synacor.com.edgesuite.net image 620x620]

TFA said his name was Billy Standley.   So why does his tombstone say HAMMER? or JAMMER?  something that ends in "AMMER"


Because that's the name of the person's grave they are standing on and not the gentleman being buried in the next row over?
 
2014-02-01 10:12:18 AM  

StrikitRich: Four Horsemen of the Domestic Dispute: [image.vam.synacor.com.edgesuite.net image 620x620]

TFA said his name was Billy Standley.   So why does his tombstone say HAMMER? or JAMMER?  something that ends in "AMMER"

Because that's the name of the person's grave they are standing on and not the gentleman being buried in the next row over?


Yea,  you're right.   That's why they call them "Headstones".   Missed my coffee this AM
 
2014-02-01 10:23:54 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: At first, I was having a hard time believing this burial happened. A wood and plexi case like this would collapse under the weight of the earth on top of and around it, closing in all the space around the corpse and motorcycle and making hasty grave robbery virtually impossible. You'd need a backhoe to dig this thing out. But strangely, Ohio law doesn't require a burial vault and this is likely a cemetery that simply doesn't require one. Most do. But for the right price, I guess you can buy anything, anywhere. Anyway, this weight-of-earth is enough to prevent any sort of theft, but the corpse and cycle will certainly be effected by dampness, insect infiltration, ground water, and the surface above this, erm, thing, would certainly slump and collapse as the earth crushed and slid into the container, which would require the cemetery maintainers to backfill it periodically, possibly for years to come. This grave would certainly be a danger to folks mowing the lawn on a riding mower before it collapses entirely and finally in years to come. [Former cemetery worker here.]


I'm not sure how things work in the United States, but most people in our graveyards are buried in an underground vault. It's a big cement liner inside the grave. The casket is lowered into the vault, and then a concrete lid is laid on top. Either in sections or one large piece. The family can have the option of sealing the vault with epoxy. Maybe it's different in the US.
 
2014-02-01 10:30:41 AM  
I hope there's windex in the afterlife.
 
2014-02-01 10:36:55 AM  
Why does he need a helmet?
 
2014-02-01 10:48:58 AM  
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2014-02-01 10:57:26 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-01 11:17:18 AM  
I'm sure he's in hog heaven.
 
2014-02-01 11:25:57 AM  
t3.gstatic.com
 
HKW
2014-02-01 11:47:46 AM  

styckx: You would think the plexi would collapse under the weight of all the dirt.

This will end up being a Mythbusters episode



It will, once that box fills with water in this coming spring.
 
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