Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Epitaph Patent Office

Ensure your last words are truly unique
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Worried that after death, someone more famous will steal the testiment which graces your gravestone as a final publicity stunt? Saddened that this will detract from your loved ones' memories? Then register today!
yamahito, May 07 2002

Unique Epitaph http://www.snopes2.com/photos/grave.htm
[emaveneau, May 09 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Sorry...these are already taken. http://www.thedeadletter.com/
My favorite: There IS a wrong way to eat a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. [Lucky_Setzer, May 13 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       Patents and copyrights on literature lasts only fifty years after the writters death, so your headston will be unique for fifty years only.
[ sctld ], May 07 2002

       I was thinking that, whilst the patents would work in a qualitatively similar way, original epitaphs would have a longer copyright - say 100, 150 years. Long enough for your survivors to have finished surviving.   

       Now don't go ruining another one of my naff ideas with your sensible solutions, y'hear?
yamahito, May 07 2002

       I'm not ruining it! I haven't even voted yet.   

       BTW, its good to see a newbie-baker standing up for his/her self.
[ sctld ], May 07 2002

       Heaven help you if [scuttled] gets to inscribe your tombstone. "Here lies po, who livd a gud lif and alweys tride her beste. gave meny croisents and nay too meny a fishe."
po, May 07 2002

       Ta, sctld. Btw, it *was* tongue in cheek.. although you did do in my tonal language pretty conclusively ;op
yamahito, May 07 2002

       And efficiently!
[ sctld ], May 07 2002

       <warm glow of acceptance>   

       Well, after the admonition to contain myself, I felt that a rejoinder was in order :)   

       My old housemate scared me, too..
yamahito, May 07 2002

       I can dig it. Nice one, yamahito.
iuvare, May 08 2002

       Something about having a little copywright circle on your tombstone is just a little weird to me.   

       I feel a round of poetic epitaph invention coming up...   

       'Here lies Christa McAuliffe. And over there. And over there...'   

       // Not yet, please. I haven't even written the epitaph! //   

       That'll do nicely. Scribe it.   

       'The End. To be continued...'   

       'Back in 5...'
RayfordSteele, May 13 2002

       I wonder if a certain musical performer might grab the rights to "Here lies the artist formerly known as living".
Or an actor/director "That's a wrap".
half, May 13 2002

       And his last words were...   

       Not yet, please. I haven't even written the epitaph!
pashute, Oct 02 2002


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