The Art of Darkness

Modest Urns

August 6th, 2014 by Cobwebs

Modest UrnNovelty purveyor Archie McPhee has just released its “modest urn;” an inexpensive cremains repository for the thrifty.

Everybody has a cheap relative and death can be expensive. You know when they die they’d be mad at you if you spent thousands of dollars on a fancy urn! That’s why we made our Modest Urn for the frugal. This metal can, which mysteriously resembles a coffee can, comes with a sticker sheet so you can customize it for the deceased. It’s 5″ tall, 4″ diameter and has a volume of 62.8 cubic inches. In addition, there’s a reusable interior metal seal and an exterior plastic cap to keep the ash from falling out. Includes a fill-in-the-blanks eulogy for easy mourning.

The coffee-can resemblance is more than accidental; the urn is labeled “Hallowed Grounds.” They also have a pet version bearing the legend, “Freshly Roasted.” The backs of the urns also have an Ingredients label listing the contents as “Dearly Departed” and “Beloved Companion” respectively.

Here’s their promotional video:

If the deceased had a sense of humor, this would be sort of an awesome receptacle for their ashes. You could also just use it to store coffee and make guests vaguely nervous.

(Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

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