Dying Man Sells Advertising Space on Urn  (Courtesy www.news.yahoo.com)

Oh man, I don’t like where this is going.  Ad space on cremation urns?  Really?  What’s next, tombstones?  I realize people’s need for money can lead them to strange ideas.  Some of which actually do pan out.  People have sold ad space on their cars, homes, even their foreheads.  But all of those had at least some chance of the ad actually being spotted.  Who the hell is going to see this guy’s urn on a regular basis besides family?  Unless this thing is sitting out in the front yard, which would be creepy, I don’t think he’s going to get many takers.  Those that do actually decide to pony up money for an ad should get a tax break, because, let’s face it, this is nothing more than a donation to help the widow pay for funeral costs.  That’s it.  Might as well treat it as such.

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