I was watching Man On The Moon (the movie about Andy Kaufman) the other day and it got me thinking about funerals. Specifically mine.
First of all, if I'm dead and you're reading this, you better not have some sad funeral for me. I want a full-on party with drunken laughter and story telling.
Over the years I have said that I wanted to be cremated and have my ashes secretly baked into a cake that is served at my funeral/party. Then there would be a video played that would reveal what was in the cake. I guess that wouldn't go over so well, so I have a better idea.
My real last request would be to be cremated and have my ashes distributed to all the well known hot rod artists like Weesner, Coop, Dan Brown, Zombie, Jeff Norwell etc. and have them do a painting of me or something I enjoyed. Some may say that's a very egocentric request. Actually it's my way of living forever and affecting as many people as I can for as long as I can.
I guess I'd be open to any quality artist getting some of me and painting something. Hell, give some of me to guys building cars and have them seal the ashes into their frames or something.
So, to summarize... When I die - burn me, party, hand me out, do something cool with me. Just don't get all weepy and sad. I had a blast and a killer life. Doing these things would just be a continuation of that.
P.S. Playlist for the dead KIRK!: Death of a Clown - The Kinks, I've Been Everywhere - Johnny Cash,