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9 Ways To Make Your Own Funeral Fun

Funerals are generally thought of as glum and solemn affairs, but it doesn’t always have to be that way. Here are some things you can try to make your own funeral fun with a little planning. (Disclaimer: DO NOT attempt to make someone else’s funeral fun without prior consent, as some people’s ghosts have no sense of humor.)
1) Put a “Please Do Not disturb sign” on the side of the coffin.Rental-1
2) Place nearby a glass box with a wooden stake in it, with sign “Break Glass In Case Of Emergency”
3) Attach a Romney/Ryan 2012 bumper sticker to the coffin.
4) Send out an automated e-mail to all invited guests with an apology that you will not be able to attend due to a scheduling conflict.
5) Wear pajamas in the coffin. I mean, this is clearly not the best of all possible occasions, so why not save your best suit for something else?
6) Attach “Hello, my name is…” sticker to your pajamas.
7) Hide an mp3 player inside the casket so that whenever the lid is closed it will play random pre-recorded phone conversations from inside, like “…So what’s up… Listen, can I call you in a few minutes? I am kind of busy right now…”…”What are you doing this weekend?”… “No, I am not interested in a subscription to New York Times…”
8) Ask to get buried in your cubicle at work. It is already a proper size and shape, and just needs to be filled in with the TPS reports. Plus, your nameplate is already there.
9) Put off your funeral for as long as possible. A thorough preparation is key to success.

Normally, I’d make it an even 10 suggestions, but then your funeral could become so much fun that your friends will start looking forward to it.

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  12. Reblogged this on Gorgeous and commented:
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  14. This is hilarious!! I would say yes to all of them!

    Posted by hdfloyd73 | March 27, 2013, 11:36 am
  15. Damn! Now you’ve started to make me look forward to my funeral, and even in my present state of disrepair the odds are I still have a few years to go!

    Posted by The Pest Ninja | February 25, 2013, 1:51 am
  16. I am the daughter of a funeral director and have heard every dumb question about embalming, etc., that you could imagine. Loved your post.

    Posted by Mitzi McColley Sorensen | January 27, 2013, 8:58 pm
  17. Morbidly funny, thanks for the laugh :)

    Posted by Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro | January 22, 2013, 12:05 pm
  18. Reblogged this on Margaret Langstaff and commented:
    And why shouldn’t it be FUN, eh?

    Posted by margaretjeanlangstaff | January 17, 2013, 11:40 am
  19. #7 is my favorite! If you’d like a #10 suggestion, I’d go for ‘Having an exotic dancer do her best moves around your coffin’ or to up the stakes on #5, ‘Where a ridiculous Halloween costume.’ I almost can’t wait to die after reading this! I’d rather be cremated though. Maybe I can have some fun with my ashes?

    Posted by Justine Monikue | January 16, 2013, 2:44 pm
    • You can definitely make another suggestion, but so many people already made their suggestions that yours will be something like #50. But among those suggestions there were some really good ones for cremation. For example, how about fireworks?
      I like both exotic dancer and Halloween costume ideas, though why would you limit yourself to just one dancer?

      Posted by List of X | January 18, 2013, 2:01 am
  20. I can’t decide between 4 and 5. :) Nice post.

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    Posted by motten05 | January 13, 2013, 7:56 am
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    Posted by Mike Lyles | January 12, 2013, 11:16 am
  24. My dad wants to pre-record the message for his funeral so the message can be in his own voice. And he wants to have a mirror laying in the casket that says “this could be you, are you ready?” If my mom outlives him…I highly doubt she will do that…but loved your post!

    Posted by NanaDoll | January 11, 2013, 10:44 am
  25. Reblogged this on Paparazzi and commented:
    Absolutely hilarious!

    Posted by localcelebr1ty | January 11, 2013, 9:39 am
  26. Reblogged this on .

    Posted by QUEEN | January 11, 2013, 2:36 am
  27. I am going with 5 and 6.

    Posted by Blackboard Daze | January 10, 2013, 3:38 pm
  28. A sequel is how to make these nine things happen for real. I want a bumper sticker.

    Posted by Grumpa Joe | January 9, 2013, 9:13 pm
    • Actually, a lot of the suggestions are really easy to carry out. Maybe not #8 if you don’t work out of a cubicle, but there are plenty of Romney/Ryan stickers for sale on eBay, so you can easily get it. Since the election is over, I’m guessing the people are actually buying them for the coffins.

      Posted by List of X | January 10, 2013, 10:38 pm
  29. When my husband died at the age of 35, we played the Linus and Lucy song from Charlie Brown as the processional and served Cheez Its

    Posted by storiesformymom | January 9, 2013, 12:14 pm
  30. Reblogged this on lebloodybunny.

    Posted by lebloodybunny | January 9, 2013, 2:34 am
  31. Oh my god. I may force my future husband or my future/nonexistant children to do this. XD

    Posted by darkladybritt | January 7, 2013, 6:13 pm
  32. Haha! Awesome!

    Posted by JD | January 7, 2013, 2:29 pm
  33. Reblogged this on Pasarea Phoenix Remixed & co and commented:
    La asta ma gîndeam si eu!

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  34. Reblogged this on Azure.

    Posted by azure | January 7, 2013, 11:51 am
  35. Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.

    Posted by OyiaBrown | January 7, 2013, 11:44 am
  36. Funny stuff! My father has a “interesting” fixation with death. He even built his own casket which my mother refuses to bury him in. I’ll have to make some of these suggestions to him. Now to make a list of funny things to do for a cremation.

    Posted by darrinnilsson | January 7, 2013, 9:22 am
  37. I always thought of putting spots of chocolate on my teeth and freezing my face into an open grin. It’s my signature classy move… a smile with spotted brown teeth. People need to remember me as I was. Oh and of course on the mp3 player, sounds of farts and burps are a must.

    Posted by Marie | January 7, 2013, 7:52 am
  38. Reblogged this on survivingdeploymentonelaughatatime and commented:
    A Nice Laugh for the day! I especially love the disclaimer!

    Posted by CM | January 7, 2013, 2:00 am
  39. Haha this is hilarious!

    Posted by rainbowmaggii | January 6, 2013, 4:59 pm
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  41. Shared this with my mum and I told her number 2, 5 and 7 is really important for me and I wanted her to prepare my deathbed like this,

    Posted by porcelainred | January 6, 2013, 4:17 pm
  42. Awesome loving the stake in a glass box, most defo stealing that. The only thing that I have decided upon is Bob Marleys Dont worry is the song of choice but then im 26 got years in me yet to find something with equal happyness points. I did have a friend once who wished to be eaten at her funeral. saves on the cost of the coffin apparently.

    Posted by serenalstephen1 | January 6, 2013, 1:28 pm
  43. Very clever…I must admit I haven’t given much thought to my funeral but you have inspired me to! Is that a good thing?…haha. Thanks for sharing!

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    Posted by jonathanochart | January 6, 2013, 3:37 am
    • Unless you are planning to live forever, you may want to give some passing thought to your funeral. Otherwise, what would stop your friends from trying one or more things from the list above at your funeral?

      Posted by List of X | January 6, 2013, 2:09 pm
  44. Very informative. One can never be too careful with all of the Zombies and Vampires running around.

    Posted by jeneralinsanity | January 6, 2013, 1:34 am
  45. Ahhhh, lol this cracks me up! love it

    Posted by Marilyn Davies | January 6, 2013, 1:08 am
  46. ROTF! Wonderful ideas! My friends, what’s left of them, already look forward to my funeral!

    Posted by noahbody123 | January 5, 2013, 10:34 pm
    • Thank you! But please try to keep your friends expectation low. You don’t want them to become too impatient with you when you keep delaying your funeral.

      Posted by List of X | January 5, 2013, 11:22 pm
      • Well I’ve been known to try to rush my funeral more then a few times. Actually succeeded once but they revived me. LMAO!

        Posted by noahbody123 | January 6, 2013, 1:04 am
  47. sorry, didn’t read the previous quarter-thou responses, but
    one of “my” mottoes involves
    putting the FUN back (*) in funerals
    (* i assume that some were fun?)
    i have told my family that my funeral, should they decide to have one, will be a BIG LEBOWSKI themed affair.
    first of all: i don’t really like bowling. but wha da hey:
    we’ll rent the local low-key neighborhood bowling facility. my ashes will be on the main counter in a Coffee Can, of course. anyone and everyone who wants to comment on whatever, can and should do so over the facility microphone/PA. mandatory? white russian drinks for everyone.
    some of my ashes will be taken and dumped in Minnesota, as that is the only state i haven’t been to.

    Posted by betunada | January 5, 2013, 10:28 pm
  48. It’s funny. :D I want my funeral to be fun too but I want to be cremated and this is basically for those going for coffins.

    Posted by Mangoes and Pears | January 5, 2013, 10:05 pm
    • Yes, a glaring oversight on my part, I apologize. But in the comments, there were suggestions for cremations too. Best one was to put ashes into fireworks, and give out a tiny urn with ashes to each person attending the funeral.

      Posted by List of X | January 5, 2013, 10:56 pm
      • I’m sure my husband won’t agree with putting the ashes into fireworks.:D but I think that’s fun. I told him that I want my ashes to be scattered in the Pacific Ocean. I think it would be very dramatic. ;)

        Posted by Mangoes and Pears | January 5, 2013, 11:31 pm
      • What’s great about the ashes, is that you don’t have to pick just one option for what to do with them. You could do all things at once: you can put some ashes into fireworks, scatter some of it over the Pacific (and all other oceans if you’d like), and launch some into space.

        Posted by List of X | January 5, 2013, 11:38 pm
      • I agree. The possibilities are endless. ^^ Nice entry. Thanks for sharing.

        Posted by Mangoes and Pears | January 6, 2013, 12:00 am
  49. **Fell out laughing! Wasn’t sure what to expect when I decided to read this..And it was nothing like what I anticipated..It was better. Thanks for sharing :)

    Posted by bernasvibe | January 5, 2013, 10:04 pm
  50. Wow, I’m actually considering these

    Posted by Rawrth | January 5, 2013, 9:20 pm
  51. You can’t take the fun outta FUNeral. :) (funeral industry wit)

    Just to pass on a thought because I’ve worked in the industry… you can mourn at a funeral or you can celebrate a life at a funeral. It all depends on the deceased individual and how survivors wish to remember them. But the “best” memorial services during my tenure in the industry have always been celebrations of life. Personally, that would be MY “viking funeral”; remember me for just being a human… funny to some, loving to others, and an occassional asshole to a few. :)

    Posted by Doug's BoomerRants | January 5, 2013, 5:11 pm
  52. I plan on being cremated, and I want my ashes placed in little clear vials on necklaces, and handed out so everyone can take a little bit of me home.

    Posted by jay | January 5, 2013, 4:58 pm
  53. Lol, that was hilarious!!! wooden stakes… i’m still laughing

    Posted by beansprowtcrocodile | January 5, 2013, 3:10 pm
  54. I’d be tempted to leave raffle numbers under each seat. When the eulogy is finished, the vicar calls out the winning number and the lucky person in that seat gets to take my ashes back with them, all taking place as ‘Anybody wanna take me home’ by Ryan Adams plays in the background…

    Posted by Jonny Dockett | January 5, 2013, 1:42 pm
  55. Reblogged this on njgarrell.

    Posted by jeangarrell | January 5, 2013, 1:00 pm
  56. I love this. I hope that my family does this when I die.

    Posted by jeangarrell | January 5, 2013, 12:58 pm
  57. I love the Romney/Ryan one lol

    Posted by Jeza Belle | January 5, 2013, 11:08 am
  58. this post was a great way to start my weekend! I guffawed

    Posted by dimples101 | January 5, 2013, 10:14 am
  59. Reblogged this on Pier Carlo Lava.

    Posted by icittadiniprimaditutto | January 5, 2013, 6:55 am
  60. Reblogged this on Recipe For A Wild Thyme and commented:
    I love this! Y’all are gonna want to be at my funeral. I’ve been inspired!

    Posted by zookeeper12 | January 4, 2013, 8:45 pm
  61. I love the “Do Not Disturb” sign idea. Hilarious!!!!!

    Posted by Nicole | January 4, 2013, 4:53 pm
  62. Absolutely hilarious! You gotta know I rarely if ever have or make the time to read the Freshly Pressed selections here at WordPress…So happy I did today!
    Totally digging it and I’d add to the mp3 player recordings, “Can you hear me now?!”
    My husband will freaking love reading these I know I did.
    Thanks and Congrats on being FP’d.
    ~d.

    Posted by The View Out Here | January 4, 2013, 4:06 pm
  63. I’ve already said I want someone to dress up as the grim reaper and stand there wearing the black hooded cloak and carrying a sickle. :)

    Posted by cynthiadumarin | January 4, 2013, 2:55 pm
  64. Instead of number 7, I would just have a recorder saying ‘Hello? its so dark in here. Can you hear me?’…
    this s funny, btw.:)

    Posted by RiverSeth | January 4, 2013, 2:50 pm
  65. So funny

    Posted by afriendagain | January 4, 2013, 1:59 pm
  66. Order 100cases of Moet in advance, to be delivered, open and served on the shedding of the first tear! That should be fun. Funeral security will frisk all ‘patrons’ for hidden onions. Friends who are Actors are disqualified from attending, and if they do, shall be billed for the champagne no matter the outcome.

    Posted by lexsborgia | January 4, 2013, 1:39 pm
  67. fun is fun keep it up..

    Posted by AddictiveBlogs.com | January 4, 2013, 1:34 pm
  68. I like #4. Correspondence from beyond the grave is always a nice surprise.

    Posted by Our Hero | January 4, 2013, 1:23 pm
  69. Reblogged this on Then and Now and commented:
    Okay, I can see me actually doing some of these.

    Posted by drub84 | January 4, 2013, 12:40 pm
  70. Oh, I so wish I knew what number 10 was, because I really want my funeral to be fun. Great list and I hope by the time I need it I can still remember it. Congratulations for being Freshly Pressed.

    Posted by Huffygirl | January 4, 2013, 12:10 pm
    • There were so many great suggestions in the comments below, and you can find #10, #11, #12, etc. Some of my favorites from the comments were playing Tetris sound effects when the coffin is lowered into the ground and having a friend dressed as the grim ripper loiter around.
      But I hope that by the time you’ll need this post so much time will have passed, that you won’t even remember that you ever read this.

      Posted by List of X | January 5, 2013, 8:53 pm
  71. Bill Cosby had a bit similar to this….something about putting a recorded greeting in the coffin. “Hi, how are ya? Don’t I look good?” Wish I could remember which album that was on….Great stuff! ~Regards, Dan

    Posted by dpbowman | January 4, 2013, 12:08 pm
  72. A cranky dead person might also want this on his coffin: Shut up and don’t talk to me. I’ll ignore you anyway.

    Posted by J Besonia | January 4, 2013, 10:31 am
  73. This. Is. Awesome! After all you only live once or em…die once too! But I have one thing to add to your list…have someone dress up as the grim reaper and just stand in the room during the funeral…they shouldn’t say a word just stand there. Now that would make it a perfect funeral/party. (Alas I cannot take credit for the grim reaper idea I saw it somewhere else…but I still think it would be a great addition to your list!)

    Posted by monica923 | January 4, 2013, 10:02 am
    • Yes, a couple of people have suggested the idea of having someone dressed as a grim reaper. I think the grim reaper should be a little more active and ask people about their health and their plans. I agree on the YOLO meme. It’s time for it to die and be replaced with YODO.

      Posted by List of X | January 4, 2013, 10:15 am
      • As a terminally ill cancer patient…I think that is freaking hysterical!!!!!! I think I am going to have that made into a tee shirt! I love the grim reaper twist, why should he be a silent participant? He should go around asking about people’s plans for the future and the status of their retirement accounts! Awesomeness! thanks for the morning chuckles!

        Posted by monica923 | January 4, 2013, 10:31 am
  74. Ha ha! Brilliant and funny…………kudos :D

    Posted by sanaparveen | January 4, 2013, 3:55 am
  75. Okay so I will be doing every single one of these, and my parents won’t be around to tell me know (knock on wood that I don’t die before they do.) Way to lighten up a pretty grim topic! (: nerdwithtaste.wordpress.com

    Posted by Nerd With Taste | January 4, 2013, 3:17 am
  76. I like the pjs and bumper sticker

    Posted by exposeofaprettygirl | January 4, 2013, 2:31 am
  77. Excuse me. I love you.

    Posted by bipolaronfire | January 4, 2013, 1:12 am
  78. Reblogged this on Kim's Random Life and commented:
    When I die, please make sure my family does this for me!

    Posted by kimsrandomlife | January 4, 2013, 12:50 am
  79. I absolute love this idea. I want my funeral to be a celebration of my life. Since the defining characteristic of me is sarcasm, what better way to have your send-off?

    Posted by kimsrandomlife | January 4, 2013, 12:49 am
    • Thank you! So I am guessing that you’d want your friends to give sarcastic eulogies as well, right? :)

      Posted by List of X | January 4, 2013, 10:03 am
      • Absolutely! Sarcasm and humor are a huge part of my life, and the thread that has sewn our family together.

        My sister tragically died 16 years ago. On the way out the door to attend her funeral, a cousin released the funniest, and quite appropriate pun for the moment. Maybe it’s macabre, but it’s how we roll.

        Posted by kimsrandomlife | January 5, 2013, 12:41 am
  80. Reblogged this on hoobaey.

    Posted by Ubay Ubaidah | January 4, 2013, 12:24 am
  81. Reblogged this on 風の思想.

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  82. I plan on having tiny writing on my headstone which reads, “You are stepping on my crotch”.

    Posted by Daniel Yacoub | January 3, 2013, 11:38 pm
  83. Seriously hilarious! I love your tag line and this post was insanely funny! Thanks for sharing. I got quite the laugh, congrats on being Freshly Pressed.

    Posted by legendsofyouth | January 3, 2013, 9:41 pm
  84. Congrats on getting FP’ed!!!!

    Posted by Kathryn Mattson | January 3, 2013, 8:54 pm
  85. Reblogged this on Ignorance toward a conspicuous fish and commented:
    Maybe.

    Posted by eoreskovic | January 3, 2013, 8:32 pm
  86. This is a RIOT! I’m glad someone else shares my twisted sense of humor!

    Posted by kylemarcellus | January 3, 2013, 7:14 pm
  87. You have inspired me! To make my own funeral fun, I would first remove all of my internal organs, not for preservations sake, but for the sole purpose of placing a complicated system of animatronics that will then be connected to motion sensors near my coffin. Whenever someone gets close to the coffin I would spring to life and scare the crap out of them.

    Posted by josefkul | January 3, 2013, 6:52 pm
  88. Poor dead person… all dressed up and nowhere to go. Of course, let’s try to have a good time. After all, you you can’t spell “F-U-N-E-R-A-L” without “F-U-N” :P

    Posted by The Kat and The Falling Leaves | January 3, 2013, 4:29 pm
  89. As a mortuary school dropout, this is funny! http://www.charliemccoin.wordpress.com

    Posted by Funny Southern Style | January 3, 2013, 4:04 pm
  90. I love putting the ‘fun’ in ‘funeral’!

    Posted by cruelladekill | January 3, 2013, 4:02 pm
  91. Adding two:

    #10: Pay a friend to run up to your body, throw themselves on your coffin and scream “WHY?! WHYYYY?!” and subsequently burst into tears. (Adding “HE/SHE/IT WAS SO YOUNG” might be a nice touch too.)

    #11: Pay said friend double to update facebook status saying “There’s good wifi up here” or something of that nature.

    And one for good luck:

    #12 Pay said friend more money (“Oh I don’t care that you’re broke-you’re dying anyway! Go out with a bang! Here have a martini.”) to come to your funeral dressed as the grim reaper

    If anyone is open to doing any of the aforementioned things at my funeral, please contact me. A true friend doesn’t let a true friend’s funeral go without a grim reaper.

    Posted by Deb Mukherjee | January 3, 2013, 4:01 pm
    • y wud true friends work only fr money?

      Posted by swatichangewemust | January 3, 2013, 4:35 pm
      • You know I didn’t think of that. You have impressed me. So much so that I am willing to forgive your use of the blatantly grammatically incorrect “y” and “wud” and “fr” but I think that’s a typo so it’s all ok.

        Posted by Deb Mukherjee | January 3, 2013, 4:47 pm
      • Well I used “y” and “wud” and “fr” because I was running short of time! :P

        Posted by swatichangewemust | January 4, 2013, 1:20 pm
    • I am also surprised you have to pay your friends to do things for you. But you can still get your friend to do all that for free, by promising to do the same at his/her funeral, in case they die first. And if you are not comfortable doing this at someone else’s funeral? A hint: they won’t check if you did that…

      Posted by List of X | January 3, 2013, 11:03 pm
  92. hire a look a like to pop out of the coffin yelling “just kidding or surprise?”

    Posted by veronicahaunanifitzhugh | January 3, 2013, 1:35 pm
  93. This is brilliant! I am stealing the glass-case-with-a-wooden-stake idea, possibly the pajamas as well. Also, must play “Another One Bites the Dust” as coffin is lowered into the ground (preferably in time to the music).

    Posted by leanneklimek | January 3, 2013, 12:53 pm
  94. This is really hilarious. I like the part about the pajamas the most. I knew a guy up in Seattle who had himself set on a traditional viking ship in the bay while all his friends and relatives drank his favorite vodka and classical Austrian Waltz music was playing in the background over the roaring flames. since working at http://www.playgroundentertainmentgroup.com and writing for http://www.kidssocccerblog.com I think I wouldn’t mind being buried in my cubicle either. It would be most fitting that I arise during the rapture from the place that I know will do me in.

    Posted by playgroundentertainment | January 3, 2013, 12:51 pm
    • As much as I like my job and my cubicle, I’d definitely pick the viking ship funeral rather than the cubicle burial. But with as much as my work is paying me, cubicle funeral it is. Except I am not sure cube-mate will be ok with that.

      Posted by List of X | January 3, 2013, 11:32 pm
  95. My idea was….to let people open beer cans at my funeral have fun…and carve out stuff on the grave….
    that way they’ll never forget me or my funeral! :) Just saying :P

    Posted by swatichangewemust | January 3, 2013, 12:36 pm
  96. Oh my god I love number two, best thing ever XD

    Posted by Hanifah | January 3, 2013, 12:33 pm
  97. Love #7…we do plan out our wedding to the tee why not our Funeral….we are at the party.

    Posted by xylviarios | January 3, 2013, 11:47 am
  98. I love these ideas! :) Why not make an already sad occasion fun? I shall definitely consider this for my own FUN-eral. :D

    Posted by charlottecrisp | January 3, 2013, 11:40 am
  99. My sister is having a fancy dress funeral, she already knows I have my costume sorted. I’m going as Winona Ryder’s character from Beetlejuice
    & I’m also going to make her coffin late considering she’s never on time for anything.

    Posted by dreamswillcatchyou | January 3, 2013, 11:29 am
  100. As I plan on being cremated, sadly most of these won’t apply to me. I like the humor and spirit of this list and will be planning my own twisted funeral list now. Thank you for the inspiration! :-)

    Posted by bipolarbetty2 | January 3, 2013, 10:35 am
  101. Good stuff! It’s going to happen to us all… might as well accept that little fact and have fun with it. :)

    Posted by The Simple Life of a Country Man's Wife | January 3, 2013, 9:34 am
  102. At my funeral, I’m going to have Bergman’s Seventh Seal, dubbed in Japanese, playing on a widescreen set up behind my coffin.
    chhers,
    Erin

    Posted by erin2012 | January 3, 2013, 8:36 am
  103. Oh and have you seen the cute little PSA “Dumb Ways to Die?” It has my whole house singing this jingle. When one of my boys starts to do something stupid I will start humming and everyone cracks up. If you haven’t I can tell already you would love. :) thanks for inspiring me to mess with my family, one last time.

    Posted by All that makes you... | January 3, 2013, 8:34 am
  104. Oh yes… I might let them have a traditional funeral after all. I will pay a stranger to tug on people’s sleeves and whisper, “I see dead people.”

    Posted by All that makes you... | January 3, 2013, 8:30 am
  105. As my dad lay dying in a coma, he suddenly awoke, peered around at all the family gathered around his bed with an irritated look on his face and said, “This place is like a bloody railway station!” and lapsed back into coma. I went out onto the balcony and stood shaking with suppressed mirth when my sister-in-law came out and put her arm around my shoulder to comfort me. He knew how to make an exit!

    Posted by Xraypics | January 3, 2013, 6:37 am
  106. This is inspiring…not that I’m inspired to die. haha too funny! :))

    Posted by KOKAY | January 3, 2013, 4:50 am
  107. #7 is definitely a fun one! Just imagine all the attendees’ faces!

    Posted by thosesmallmoments | January 3, 2013, 3:09 am
    • Funerals are popular, because everyone’s got to have one. But I would not worry that they become too popular with everyone clamoring to upgrade to the latest and greatest version. If that were the case, Apple would be all over that.

      Posted by List of X | January 3, 2013, 8:22 am
  108. Reblogged this on Balloon Shop and commented:
    Hahahaha. I’ll try this one for sure. :D

    Posted by Zoey | January 3, 2013, 1:04 am
  109. Hahahaha. I have thoughts in my Funeral and I think one of them’s here. :D

    Posted by Zoey | January 3, 2013, 1:03 am
  110. So funny. My family used to own a casket store and we would deliver them to the funeral home. It would have been funny to suggest some of these things!

    Posted by ambernacolle | January 2, 2013, 10:54 pm
  111. Do not disturb! BEST … I wonder if that was in your will if it would actually happen

    Posted by Boardroom To Freedom | January 2, 2013, 10:15 pm
  112. Hysterically AWESOME!!! A very fun post, thanks for sharing. Not only do I want to have a fun funeral, but I want to attend one! Therefore, I will offer my party planning skills to all my friends.

    #7 is my favorite!

    Posted by vicariouslythroughwords | January 2, 2013, 9:25 pm
  113. I can’t stop laughing. It is so hilarious! Thanks for the post. Nice one :)

    Posted by Beth | January 2, 2013, 9:22 pm
  114. What larks!

    Posted by gooseyanne | January 2, 2013, 9:12 pm
  115. What if we get cremated?

    Posted by thesturr | January 2, 2013, 9:07 pm
  116. Hilarious!!!

    Posted by Tony | January 2, 2013, 8:58 pm
  117. Totally going to try to do #4.

    Posted by JA Shanks | January 2, 2013, 8:37 pm
  118. Great post!!! I really needed the laughs!!!!!

    Posted by kodonivan | January 2, 2013, 8:32 pm
  119. i cant believe im reading this one! XD

    Posted by junnabin | January 2, 2013, 8:28 pm
  120. Ha, I would love to do the second one. Imagine the fear in your more superstitious friends and family.

    Posted by elizabethraine | January 2, 2013, 8:16 pm
  121. This is genius. Bravo!

    Posted by virginia1882 | January 2, 2013, 7:55 pm
  122. Reblogged this on Bored American Tribune. and commented:
    Yes. — J.W.

    Posted by Jackson Williams | January 2, 2013, 7:28 pm
  123. This is wrong on so many levels. So of course I love it.

    Posted by hillbillyzen13 | January 2, 2013, 7:24 pm
  124. Thank you for the smiles.
    Congrats on being FP!

    Posted by williamw60640 | January 2, 2013, 7:18 pm
  125. #10 should have been a jar of Nutella in the coffin. That would have made this a classic Freshly Pressed lotto win.

    Posted by J Roycroft | January 2, 2013, 7:11 pm
  126. Very funny!!!!! If your getting cremated you could also play disco inferno by the bee gee’s!!!!!!

    Posted by katrinamillen | January 2, 2013, 6:49 pm
  127. Love these tips, especially the wooden stake! It makes facing the great beyond a little easier if you can leave a great behind… uh, wait … that just sounds weird…

    Posted by Ned's Blog | January 2, 2013, 6:48 pm
  128. There was a great one I read in the newspaper before. Its not funny but it’s something I would do. I have a vague memory but here goes. It was a soldier who died in Afgan and he was cremated – his ashes were then put into a large hand made firework and set off at his funeral.

    Sam

    Posted by doyoulovefreestuff | January 2, 2013, 6:21 pm
  129. How’d I miss this post?! Congrats on being FP’ed, which is likely preferable to being TP’ed.

    Posted by 1pointperspective | January 2, 2013, 6:19 pm
    • You’ve missed it because I did not post it on my blog: I occasionally write some stuff that does not fit my regular blog format of list of 10 + humor + news. So I guest-post it elsewhere. On this blog, Army of Awesome People, I’ve already written a few posts, and a few more are in the pipeline. I would absolutely recommend that you follow AOAP too, because it’s been one of my favorite blogs long before I ever wrote anything here.
      And thank you for finding me here :) I’ve never been TP’ed, is it that bad?

      Posted by List of X | January 2, 2013, 10:10 pm
  130. I love this! Thank you for the chuckle:)

    Posted by Samantha | January 2, 2013, 6:14 pm
  131. #7 is a MUST – excellent post! Congrats on the FP!

    Posted by Rutabaga the Mercenary Researcher | January 2, 2013, 5:22 pm
  132. This is so awesome!!! I wouldn’t expect anything less though!

    Posted by AwesomallyAwkward | January 2, 2013, 5:00 pm
  133. Great list! very entertaining.

    Posted by Chris Goodrow | January 2, 2013, 4:19 pm
  134. Ha ha! Brilliant and funny.

    Posted by Carol | January 2, 2013, 4:04 pm
  135. You could have the Tetris theme playing when lowered into the ground.

    Posted by mudkipsandrainbows | January 2, 2013, 3:38 pm
  136. this is awesome!! im only 23 but aready started to plan somthing like this… thanx for the great ideas! i think my funeral’s gonna be the greatest party EVER :P

    Posted by pyrkasstory | January 2, 2013, 3:34 pm
    • But then you’ll miss the greatest party EVER! In my opinion, a funeral party should only be somewhere in the top 10.

      Posted by List of X | January 2, 2013, 11:28 pm
      • well, then i should do it BEFORE i die.. i know it’s little bit different from the tradition, but it could cheer up my friends a bit that they know i’ll come back. and if they like it maybe i can do funerals every year… and skip my boring birthday parties :)

        Posted by pyrkasstory | January 3, 2013, 7:01 am
      • Annual funeral parties…. interesting. This may be fun too, but then your friends will be genuinely sorry at your final funeral, because they won’t be invited to any of your future funeral parties.

        Posted by List of X | January 3, 2013, 8:30 am
  137. This was humorous until the Romney Ryan Sticker…what’s your point?

    Posted by bh32707 | January 2, 2013, 3:28 pm
  138. These are great. You can’t spell funeral without fun.

    My plan has always been to record myself pounding on something and yelling “LET ME OUT! I’M STILL ALIVE!”, and then have someone play it mid-funeral. Or possibly circus clown pallbearers, who will promptly carry me into a tiny little hearse that looks like it couldn’t possibly fit my (unbeknownst to the crowd) spring-loaded coffin.

    Posted by John | January 2, 2013, 3:25 pm
    • No, you cannot. And you’ve beat me to the punch to the pun.
      You’ve certainly given a lot of thought to the same topic, but for a circus-themed funeral, can I also suggest shooting the coffin from a cannon through a ring of fire? Or filling the grave with the helium balloons?

      Posted by List of X | January 2, 2013, 11:17 pm
  139. With my dark sense of humor, I’d probably have people come up to the coffin, open it up, and then have something jump out at them. I love a good scare, epsecially if they think it’s me back from the dead to scare them.

    Posted by rami ungar the writer | January 2, 2013, 3:24 pm
  140. You need a sign: “If the coffin’s rockin’, don’t come a-knockin’!”

    Posted by beadstork | January 2, 2013, 3:24 pm
  141. I’d like ” Going Underground” by The Jam played at my funeral please. Ta v much.

    Posted by Mrs Ward | January 2, 2013, 3:23 pm
  142. I’m getting my friend to turn up to my funeral dressed as the Grim Reaper, paying her £10 to just stand there are stare at people

    Posted by notsosecretlyawesome | January 2, 2013, 2:56 pm
  143. I like it! I think I may be a little excited to die and go to heaven. I also do like the Romney/Ryan2012 sticker idea. LOL :)

    Posted by doctorgiraffe522 | January 2, 2013, 2:08 pm
  144. Put a servo in the coffin so that it rocks, and have the MP3 player doing something like: “Help! Let me out!” etc. lol! Great list!

    Posted by 4myskin | January 2, 2013, 2:07 pm
  145. Fantastic. When my Mum was arranging her funeral she was chatting to the Funeral Director and said: ‘Will there be room in the church for my wheelchair?’ The Funeral Director looked a little uncomfortable until Mum blurted out: ‘Oh! I won’t be there will I!? I forgot!’ :-)

    Posted by Matt Chase International | January 2, 2013, 2:06 pm
  146. Excellent advice, I am currently working on the mp3 one and will test it on my desk drawer when wary co workers venture in

    Posted by mdprincing | January 2, 2013, 1:55 pm
  147. Nice list! I’ll just make sure that Panama by Van Halen is playing as people are taking their seats, and then just loop the first chorus for 20-30 minutes. Success!

    Posted by Gustaf | January 2, 2013, 1:18 pm
  148. Geez……now I’m beginning to look forward to it…um..WAIT! Damn…..I’ll be dead so I’ll miss all the fun. Rats!

    Posted by misfit120 | January 2, 2013, 1:15 pm
    • Yes, a Catch-22… But think of this, you do this for your friends, then your friends do the same for you… Damn, you’d still miss all the fun…. Now what if your friends start first… that could work.

      Posted by List of X | January 2, 2013, 10:40 pm
  149. Excellent ideas! And I recently got a pair of red footie fox pajamas for Christmas, so I’m good to go!

    Posted by maggiemoo414 | January 2, 2013, 12:41 pm
  150. Damn it this looks like something I’d post! Nice work.

    Posted by MaximumWage | January 2, 2013, 12:31 pm
  151. I’ve got one! Give your best friend your Facebook password and make them update your profile from time to time :D
    And — play ‘Faking my own suicide’ as the funeral song :D

    Posted by Lidiya | January 2, 2013, 12:31 pm
  152. I may have to have my funeral before I die, just so I can enjoy it too.

    Posted by dirtyrottenparenting | January 2, 2013, 12:29 pm
  153. They have to be footie pajamas. Flannel ones. With rocket ships.

    Posted by fireandair | January 2, 2013, 12:12 pm
  154. Def getting buried in my pjs! This was so funny!

    Posted by The Peaceful Parsnip | January 2, 2013, 12:07 pm
  155. Spike Milligan, the British comedian, has the best Epitaph – I told you I was ill.

    Posted by wearywanderer64 | January 2, 2013, 11:56 am
  156. It is nice to see that someone can have fun on the topic of a funeral! Cheers to you!

    Posted by segmation | January 2, 2013, 11:47 am
  157. Hello thank you for even reading this your the first i’am sorry i hate to ask but my sis made this new page and it is not getting meany likes so if you could plz go and like it for her it would mean a lot to her :'( thank you if you do or don’t

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Teens-only/122653137898229

    Posted by dustin229 | January 2, 2013, 11:44 am
  158. 11) Put an camera inside that will auto-snap photos of people peeking into the coffin. Auto upload to Flickr through wireless connection and projected straight to another big screen nearby where all other visitors are sitting /waiting (after they already had their peeks…)

    Posted by FlirtatiousSu | January 2, 2013, 11:33 am
  159. Start a “wave” or have everyone break out into the Thriller dance. :D

    Posted by alienredqueen | January 2, 2013, 11:23 am
  160. Pity, one will never be able to be part of this fun though.

    Posted by rameshrabi | January 2, 2013, 10:40 am
  161. …all accompanied by Elvis’ ‘Return to sender’ as you travel down the aisle…

    Posted by Freaky Folk Tales | January 2, 2013, 10:27 am
  162. This is kind of funny.

    Posted by trinitybronte | January 2, 2013, 10:08 am
  163. OOOH interesting

    Posted by Najum ul Saqib | January 2, 2013, 10:04 am
  164. I’ll just stick to number 9.

    Posted by becca3416 | December 27, 2012, 11:18 am

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