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Iowa man selling coffin gets questions about bones
AP ^ | 6/22/13

Posted on 06/23/2013 10:32:59 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man's online classified ad offering an oak coffin for sale neglected to mention the full skeleton inside, so police interrupted the deal and seized the bones.

(Excerpt) Read more at bigstory.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: napl
Somewhere, Achmed the Dead Terrorist is wondering what happened to his girlfriend.

[Thanks to Gefn for the story!]

1 posted on 06/23/2013 10:32:59 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...


2 posted on 06/23/2013 10:34:05 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Chode

Grandma Munster at it again Eh?


3 posted on 06/23/2013 10:50:56 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

They’re not going to get “papers” on something from the 1800s. We didn’t get all in a wad about things like that then.

However, it would be nice to give someone a proper burial, but that is probably beyond reach now.


4 posted on 06/23/2013 10:52:11 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

A used coffin? Well, OK, if I can get a good deal.

True story. My father in law passed 10 years ago. The funeral director was trying to upsell us on a more expensive casket. He was listing all the fine qualities. We kept saying no.

Finally he said “But this casket comes with a Lifetime Guarantee!”

Man, did I have a blast with that one!

“Whose lifetime, pal? As you can see Mr. T**** is already dead. Past his expiration date. And as for me - I don’t plan on digging him up in 20 years - just to verify the casket is still in one piece.”

I would have gone on and on, but my wife was not appreciative of my dark humor.


5 posted on 06/23/2013 11:01:56 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Why do funeral directors hate Robitussin?

Because it stops the coffin!


6 posted on 06/23/2013 11:07:48 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

A medical skeleton or a biology classroom one, no doubt originated from a body donated to science as specified in somebody’s will.

No skeletons in that closet. The coffin/skeleton and their purpose have been known for many years. Sounds like the police had nothing better to do.

The Native American angle is soooooo cheesy.


7 posted on 06/23/2013 11:12:16 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Slings and Arrows

A funeral director is the last guy to ever let you down.


8 posted on 06/23/2013 11:17:16 AM PDT by optiguy (Winter is coming.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

it was probably and odd fellow


9 posted on 06/23/2013 11:18:04 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: elcid1970

Back in the 1800s there weren’t many willing their bodies to science. Many were stolen from graveyards.

But it is likely ancient history so there won’t be much to be found, especially if it was stolen much more than a century ago.


10 posted on 06/23/2013 11:19:05 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: bigbob

You Mason be right.


11 posted on 06/23/2013 11:19:27 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: optiguy

12 posted on 06/23/2013 11:22:27 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Just what I need, a hand me down coffin.....


13 posted on 06/23/2013 11:30:47 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: Average Al

Could be a bargain. Looks like there’s lots of life in it.


14 posted on 06/23/2013 11:34:15 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Perhaps the previous occupant just leased the coffin.


15 posted on 06/23/2013 11:35:55 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: Average Al
Perhaps the previous occupant just leased the coffin.

He was only planning on being temporarily dead.

16 posted on 06/23/2013 11:51:58 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Caskets are a dumb idea in the first place.


17 posted on 06/23/2013 11:55:53 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks; Responsibility2nd

I like the Jewish way: A wooden box made with no metal, so that casket and occupant both return to the earth. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, and so forth.


18 posted on 06/23/2013 12:01:10 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Especially at 8-10 thousand bucks and more.


19 posted on 06/23/2013 12:05:52 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

If it's Homer his headstone is ready, cheap.

20 posted on 06/23/2013 12:07:18 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Islander7

“Dad, we know this is a bad time, with you dying and all, but would you sign this name-change petition?”


21 posted on 06/23/2013 12:09:39 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Roll the Bones.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VzAKpPJTqQ


22 posted on 06/24/2013 7:10:19 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Redcitizen

Don’t Rush to judgement.


23 posted on 06/24/2013 7:36:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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