Thursday, February 21, 2008

It’s A Plot

Grave Doubts, But People Are Dying To Get In

Officials in an Italian town are selling lottery tickets - for places in the local cemetery. Marano, near Naples, has run out of room at the town's cemetery and had to create a new "emergency" graveyard containing 48 plots. Authorities feared people would try to bribe officials to get plots and decided to stage the lottery instead.

FOOTNOTE: Stiff luck.

20 comments:

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Bwahahahahaha, stiff luck. I'm telling you your footnotes kill me. Bwahahahahaha. :)

D... said...

I laughing right along with Sandee. Stiff luck....hee!

At least they aren't trying to get an event ticket instead! Talk about your hard luck. The lottery system is everywhere.

Preposterous Ponderings said...

BINGO!
You win a plot!

What will they do once they run out of space when the lottery is over?

They could always have a huge bon fire and roast people instead of marshmallows.

Ok that was in bad taste but I thought I'd throw the idea out there.You know, just in case!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Sandee,

Thank you kindly. The footnote just `happened' - like most of them.

I tried working in a ``morgue and Mindy'' line in there but it just wasn't right!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi D,

Thank you, ma'am. I was worried they'd be giving out golden tickets like Willy Wonka!!

Whew!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Preposterous Ponderings,

That's one lottery I'm hoping I don't win!

Staying alive worked for John Travolta and I'm all for the concept!

Keep smiling

David

MamaGeek said...

NICE. That footnote says it all.

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

It's a six feet under wonder!

Bradley
The Egel Nest

Wendy said...

Are you sure they are selling lottery tickets? I'm thinking more like plottery tickets. Can't you just see the lucky winner jumping up and down, yelling "Yay! I won a hole in the ground!".

WomanHonorThyself said...

egads ..did they sell it on Ebay?..lol

Paulie said...

Well, instead of using the last available ground for individual plots, they should have made those little boxes for remains from creating. Plan ahead, I say! That would have helped fulfill the need for more space in the future.

Paulie said...

I meant "remains from creMatinmg . . .

Paulie said...

I meant "remains from creMating . . .

Casdok said...

Great captions!

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

We were in Portugal a few years ago and we found out that they exhume the bodies from older graves and place the bones in crypts to make room for the new dead.

Maggie May said...

I wonder how long they'd keep the plot for? Might not need it for ages? Like the bonfire idea, myself!

daryl e said...

new catch phrase could be: pas ta la plot!

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Oh very funny! I take it the cemetery is in the dead centre of town? And the lottery tickets sound like a dead giveaway.

Swubird said...

I think they should go international. Just imagine the number of movie stars in the US who'd spend heavily for a cemetery plot in a quaint little Italian town. LOL! The town would be famous, and it'd be great for local economic development.

What do ya think?

Sandy Carlson said...

That beats all! At a funeral recently, I heard about a mosaleum that was climate controlled, had piped-in music, and included a coffee bar for the bereaved.

To say it never ends would not be right, but somehow it's true!