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The giant chicken, obviously

Boxed: Fabulous Coffins from the UK and Ghana

Free novelty coffin show at the Southbank Centre, London, January 20-29. “A vibrant collection of bespoke coffins from the famous Pa Joe workshop in Ghana and Crazy Coffins in Nottingham.”

Pineapple. Nokia phone. Skateboard (“urban decay”. Nice). Ballet shoe. Corkscrew (“Special Scented Reserve.” Mmm). Shark.

I get the impression the Brits are taking the piss, while the Ghanaians are just really, really hoping the afterlife will be decent enough to front them a Coke.

Give it a miss, shall we?


Comment from Mono The Elder
Time: January 12, 2012, 10:55 pm

wow. How do you find this stuff?

Comment from Redd
Time: January 12, 2012, 11:00 pm

Is this suppose to be art? Or, are they trying to promote the UK coffin industry? Frankly, I think it’s designed to make you feel better about going to the NHS with a cold and winding up on the so called “Liverpool Care Pathway.”

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: January 12, 2012, 11:11 pm

Don’t most ballerina slippers smell like something died in them?

On a serious note, if you were -sure- you were going to heaven wouldn’t it be fun to show up in style? Imagine all your friends standing around laughing and applauding as Saint Peter pulls you out of the shark’s mouth!

Comment from Mrs Comton
Time: January 13, 2012, 1:59 am

British museum had an exhibit of these about 10 years ago.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 13, 2012, 2:10 am

I have to admire anyone who approaches his own death with enough whimsy to be buried in a giant chicken, especially one with little chicks underfoot. Nicely done!

Comment from Can’t hark my cry
Time: January 13, 2012, 2:12 am

Have to dig a heluva big hole to get some of those in the ground. . .

Comment from Oh Hell
Time: January 13, 2012, 2:29 am

I think a flaming Viking Ship would be nice…if a little messy, especially when the fireworks blow up.

Comment from AC
Time: January 13, 2012, 2:31 am

That yellow dumpster needed a pix of Alen, Charlie and Tommy on the side.

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: January 13, 2012, 3:50 am


That is all.

Comment from JC
Time: January 13, 2012, 3:56 am

Here’s a photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/higg1966/1165974347/ , and here’s the soundtrack http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkUP2gJxc50
Cadillac coffin. Sorry about the links, I’ll just sit here and bash the trolls.

Comment from sandman says nothing to see here
Time: January 13, 2012, 9:02 am

Can we go back to Japanese girls blowing warm air over their parts? This coffin thing bums me out. Don’t care about my coffin…gonna be dead, right? Prop me up in a side ditch and move on…nothing to see here.


Comment from As If I Cared
Time: January 13, 2012, 12:25 pm

Were I to be buried in that chicken coffin, I would insist that my (two, maybe three) mourners perform the Chicken Dance.

Comment from mojo
Time: January 13, 2012, 3:31 pm

Gonna confuse the hell out of some alien archaeologists.

“Hey, Mixdorp, look at this.”

Comment from Anonymous
Time: January 13, 2012, 6:09 pm

Were I to be buried in that chicken coffin…

The question is, where does your head go? Tail end or beak?


Comment from TimB52
Time: January 13, 2012, 9:30 pm


Looks like a Trojan chicken to me…

Comment from Mike James
Time: January 15, 2012, 5:37 am

I think I would pay good money to have one of those Ghanians whip together a Vicious Chicken Of Bristol for mine.

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