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Death, European style!

First we had the story of th lady that liked to do the horizontal mambo with bones, and now we get this:
A Swedish inventor has created a musical coffin – with an in-built stereo sound ­system.

Fredrik Hjelmquist says his CataCombo Sound System is the ideal gift for music lovers who do not want to rest in peace.

It allows people to compile their own personal playlist before they die so their ­favourite music can be streamed into their grave.

The £18,500 system even allows relatives to update the songs for their dearly departed via Spotify and a Catatomb app, using a touchscreen built into the headstone.

Your name wouldn’t happen to be Fredrik Hjelmquist, right Kimpost? (SMILE)

Of course, it is unfair to pick on you Swedes when your fellow Europeans are thinking about this, or even this. Maybe this Swedish guy is hoping to capitalize on so many other European nations offing more of their people by pushing the “feeling less guilt because you at least gave them a cool coffin”, angle? And speaking of offing Europeans, Berlusconi seems like he wants to off the EU. Maybe that whole end of the Mayan calendar thing coming up this Friday is going to take care of all this crazy crap.

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  1. InsipiD says:

    When I die, bury me deep with a turntable at my feet. Lay two speakers by my head, so that I can hear the Grateful Dead.

    Give any idea enough time and it will come true.

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  2. Kimpost says:

    This is one of those stories a small country has to live with. Never heard about it myself, but totally understand how a media outlet’s designated weird story googler would find it. :)

    Gotta wonder about the sound system though. The idea is to hook up a power-line to the casket? And thank God they’ll be able to change tunes. A couple of hundred years of the same old songs and a corpse might just choose to dig himself out…

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  3. AlexInCT says:

    This is one of those stories a small country has to live with. Never heard about it myself, but totally understand how a media outlet’s designated weird story googler would find it. :)

    Actually Kimpost, I think this guy is clever as hell. True, I think the idea is a bit out there, but the insane world we live in today has seen a lot of worse ones. Had he put together a food and drink dispenser a coffin though, I would have wondered if he had a few screws loose. But who knows. Maybe music will be what brings the zombie apocalypse that’s supposed to start tomorrow.

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  4. CM says:

    Maybe music will be what brings the zombie apocalypse that’s supposed to start tomorrow.

    If the zombies are wanting to get us, no amount of music or any others measures would stop them. Therefore, it’s a waste of time to try.
    ;-)

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