You’re probably gonna think it’s strange when I tell you that I have never had a Pringle chip. Nope, not one. No reason, just never did.
Frederic Baur designed the shape of the chip and the Pringles can. He wanted only to be buried in a Pringle tube. His kids stopped and bought a can of original chips on the way to the funeral home. What a great toast!
Brian Tandy is a geologist whose ashes were supposedly made into synthetic diamonds. I read that his wife had a yellow diamond set in a ring by a company named LifeGem. The company also claims they made a diamond for a client with Michael Jackson’s hair.
Gene Roddenbery created Star Trek and that famous quote: “To boldly go where no man has gone before.” He was blasted into space with Timothy Leary and some other people in 1997. They reentered the atmosphere in 2002. I don’t know about this one.
Elizabeth Taylor loved jewelry, clothes and wedded bliss; we all know that. Only her friends and family had to put up with her lateness—c onstantly. La Liz even had her funeral services started 15 minutes late. Didn’t know about that.
Tupac Shakur looooved to smoke pot. His friends from the group Young Outlawz turned out a video where they smoke marijuana mixed with his remains. They say it’s to pay tribute the best way they know how. Hmm. The family guards Tupac’s remains so closely they have doubts.
Eugene Shoemaker and two other people discovered the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet. Some of his remains were put in a vacuum sealed sleeve container and taken to the moon on the Lunar Prospector in 1999. Buried on the moon. I wonder why?
Frank Sinatra had a huge, traditional funeral. Yet—inside his coffin is a bottle of whiskey, a Zippo lighter and 10 dimes for emergency calls. The words on his tombstone say: The Best is Yet to Come. Kinda makes you wonder.
Malcolm McLaren reminds me of the Allstate ad, a “minute of mayhem.” He wanted it dark and loud. Four black horses pulled his coffin with the words “too fast to live, too young to die” painted on the side. At the end of the line a retro bus blasted “My Way” by Sid Vicious.
Hunter Thompson was called the “gonzo journalist.” His ashes were shot from a cannon on top of a 150ft. tower with a red fist and two thumbs, gonzo’s symbol of journalism. Johnny Depp paid the bill for his friend.
Sandra West was the widow a Texas oilman. She wrote a note that she wanted to be buried in a fancy nightgown in the front seat of her blue Ferrari. I don’t get why her brother went to court to nullify his sister’s wishes when he would lose $190,000. Didn’t do him any good, the judge ordered that the note was legal. Sister Sandra was dressed in a lacy nightgown and put in her Ferrari, and placed in a crate of a San Antonio cemetery.
A note mind you.
May Your Glass Always Be Half Full