Saturday, August 25, 2007

A Graveside Service With Sprinkles On Top


Today while driving down the road, I passed a graveyard. An ice cream van was just coming out of the cemetery. I don't know whether the ice cream van was visiting a relative or friend or just using the cemetery as a turn around spot. Whatever, it got me to thinking about ice cream and death.

I think that I will have an ice cream van show up at my funeral. It is damn near impossible to be sad while eating an ice cream. I can almost picture it. A friend stands up at the graveside to say a few words and the ice cream van pulls up blaring carousel music. Everyone would line up and get themselves a fudge bomb or an orange push up or maybe even one of those delicious Pink Thing's that are sold at Six Flags.
Heck, maybe I can even have the Good Humor Man officiate the thing.

20 comments:

the weirdgirl said...

That... is brilliant!

phred said...

I saw them " trick " an ice cream truck on Trick My Truck the other night.
Maybe we could get him to come.
I am sorry, but that ice cream music does not fit you... maybe some ZZ top ?

I understand they are having a funeral for polypipe...

Mimi said...

An ice cream truck would certainly keep you from ever being forgotten. But I don't think you would have to worry about that anyway! It sounds funny, but really is a good idea. Better than Durks drive thru funeral idea.

Lolly said...

That's a great idea. Your post reminded me of the trip to Six Flags with my family a loooooonnng time ago and my dad and uncle were guzzlin' those Pink Thangs like crazy!

:P fuzzbox said...

weirdgirl: I thought that it was a Guinness moment.

phred: How about 'Sharp Dressed Man.'

mimi: An ice cream social has a much better ring to it than a funeral.

lolly: I wished that I could buy those things in the grocery store. But maybe it is a good thing that they don't. I would probably end up weighing 500 pounds. Damn those things are good.

Sugardaddy said...

Actually I plan on having Dominos deliver to the graveside service where my son will open the cooler full of Bud.
(or all of my estate goes to the Westshore Animal Rescue in Chicago. It is in the will)

Keshi said...

its a damn 'sweet' 'deadly' wish actually :)



And mebbe the guy was delivering a ghostly order ;-)

Keshi.

David Amulet said...

Perhaps the ice cream man was delivering some slurpees to the dead. And good for him.

-- david

Mike said...

That's one way of putting yourself on ice!

Bruce said...

Maybe it was Diamond Dave....

A couple of years ago, at the funeral of a very close friend of the family, almost everyone dressed in bright colors(two of the pall bearers wore Hawaiian shirts), and people got up and told funny stories about Mike, because that's the way he would have wanted it. To quote the line from Risky Business, "sometimes, you just gotta say what the fuck."

LisaBinDaCity said...

I LOVE your idea!

I've also read that some ice cream trucks were busted for dealing drugs as well as ice cream. That would make for an interesting funeral as well ;-)

jane said...

BRILLIANT! I wonder if we could have an ice cream truck/hearse combo. And whoever guesses the total weight of the coffin (this is creeping me out) and you gets a FREE ice cream of their choice!
I wonder what the heck they were doing there.

Big Pissy said...

Market this idea right now!

angel, jr. said...

I miss those Good Humor Ice Cream trucks!

:P fuzzbox said...

sugdaddy: Pizza and Beer would be an upbeat affair. Great Idea.

keshi: Bet it was an orange pushup.

david: You better market that name. Slurpees For The Dead would make one hell of a name for a band.

mike: Ain't that the truth.

:P fuzzbox said...

bruce: If you can't say it you can't do it.

lisa: Thanks!!! BTW, ever caught the Cheech and Chong Movie, 'Nice Dreams.' In it they sell dope from the back of an ice cream truck. The weed was in the push ups.

jane: I haven't a clue why he was there. But it might be one of those better off not knowing type things.

pissy: I am for shit on marketing. I am strictly an idea man. That is why I am not rich from my many money making ideas.

angel, jr: Except for the music.

tsduff said...

I worked for Haagen-Dazs for many years... call em... they have the best Ice Cream. Great idea - although a barrel of Scotch might help liven things up.

:P fuzzbox said...

terry: Haagen-Dazs does make some Crazy Tastee Ice Cream but being a Texan, I would be roasted over coals if I didn't serve Blue Bell.

ozymandiaz said...

Waana see me cry? Watch what happens when I drop my ice cream cone by accident down the hole they dug for some poor sap...

michaelm said...

What an awesome post, Fuzz!
And an even more awesome idea
Good stuff.

~m