Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ummm, your Urn is Um....Unusual

Ok, I am all for honoring your ancestors, especially as we near Memorial Day here in the United States, but, am I wrong or is this just a smidge creepy?

Personal Urns (Keepsake Sized)"Personal Cremation Urns are the latest in custom personalized cremation urns. They are created from one or two photographs with exceptional attention to details. With advances in facial analysis and the advent of state of the art 3D imaging, these high tech urns can be made to look like anyone. The full sized personal urn can hold all the ashes of an adult"

"The personal urn does not come with hair. For hair we can digitally add hair if you wish. For people with longer hair we can add a wig from your specifications. This cremation urn comes on an elegant solid marble base."    
(That marble base would help keep Alice on the Brady Bunch from knocking it over when she comes in late from a date with Sam - see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTncLRZMuHM) otherwise your living room could end up looking like leftovers from Mt St. Helens)

"Personal cremation urns can be designed to look like anyone. We just need good pictures. We prefer one picture from the front and one from the side."(Makes it easy on mob families)

"Complexions can be adjusted in the final stages and customers get a chance to proof the results."(I will refrain from any references to certain singers)

In looking through the site they also have some very nice and a little less disconcerting products available to help you with your cremation needs.  However, when I got to the "Scattering Urn Machine" link, I just had to check it out.
The problem with using something like this in my family would be that I could just picture them saying  - while gathered reverently around the deployment site - "Thar she blows!!"