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Headstone Clock

For whom the bell tolls...
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Cemetaries are silent places of reflection. Each grave states the birth date and date of death quite quietly. Those that knew the deceased visit at various times of the year. I visit on birthdays and holidays. Sitting in a graveyard and hearing the tone of a grandfather clock toll the time of birth on the birthday would be interesting. The time of death on that date may be morbid but would also be interesting. Hearing graves that have the same birth and/or death date and time would be intriguing.
MrDaliLlama, Sep 08 2005


       Just a regular clock in the shape of a headstone would be a nice reminder.
JesusHChrist, Sep 08 2005

       Perhaps some kind of deathclock...   

       Interesting, but in some of the more crowded cemetaries this might become very infuriating for unfortunate undertakers. Also, are there any clocks anywhere that only chime once a year?   

       In fact forget the headstone, I would buy clocks that rings only on birthdays anyway. That way I would be sure not to forget those of certain people.
hidden truths, Sep 08 2005

       For some reason I think it should run backwards. Can't explain exactly why.
RayfordSteele, Sep 09 2005

       Is the talking headstone baked? Seems that headstone technology hasn't quite kept pace with the electronics age. One of the few things where they DO make them like they used to.
crater, Sep 09 2005

       They should come equipped with a day/date feature so that when the rapture comes, the recently reanimated will know how much time has elapsed. +   

       I thought that when you kick-off it meant your time was up??
Macdaddyx1, Feb 06 2008

       I like the idea but it is already baked. You can even find interactive headstones which will even play movies etc.   

       I do like [RayforSteele's] idea of it running backwards but I can't explain why either.
CwP, Mar 07 2008


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