Seems that people, famous and not, are dying everyday. A shame it will happen to everyone but us right? In planning your future resting place, here are some of the funniest grave markers as inspiration. I’m thinking of my pal Michael O’Donoghue’s famous quote for mine: “First one thing happened and then another and before they knew it, they were all dead.”
One of the funniest eulogies ever was deliver by John Cleese in a private ceremony with the other Monty Python members. It is pretty raw – and hilarious.
“Graham Chapman, co-author of the “Parrot Sketch”, is no more. He has ceased to be. Bereft of life, he rests in peace. He’s kicked the bucket, hopped the twig, bit the dust, snuffed it, breathed his last, and gone to meet the great Head of Light Entertainment in the sky. And I guess that we’re all thinking how sad it is that a man of such talent, of such capability for kindness, of such unusual intelligence, should now so suddenly be spirited away at the age of only forty-eight, before he’d achieved many of the things of which he was capable, and before he’d had enough fun. Well, I feel that I should say: nonsense. Good riddance to him, the freeloading bastard, I hope he fries. And the reason I feel I should say this is he would never forgive me if I didn’t, if I threw away this glorious opportunity to shock you all on his behalf. Anything for him, but mindless good taste. I could hear him whispering in my ear last night as I was writing this, ‘Alright, Cleese, you’re very proud of being the first person to ever say ‘shit’ on television. If this service is really for me, just for starters, I want you to be the first person ever at a British memorial service to say ‘fuck’!.'” (via Huffington Post)