“You’ll get my cookie recipe over my dead body” doesn’t mean what we thought it meant, apparently. If you’re wondering, oleo is margarine – basically, it’s the fat and oil in the cookies that most would get from butter. But the steps are a bit strange, and there’s something missing – how long do you cook them?
Maybe there just wasn’t enough space on the headstone for all that info. The front side of this headstone, of course, has all the usual details: name, birth, death, and maybe a nice saying. But the back is where all the good stuff is.
A Discussion for Another Time
We aren't experts on the theological here, but we guess this kind of statement is okay to have on a gravestone from that viewpoint. On the other hand, if you tell someone that has just lost a close friend or family member this kind of sentiment, you're likely to choke on a knuckle sandwich.
Asking to have it inscribed on your own headstone is one thing, inscribing it on someone else's headstone might be a dangerous proposition. You know what would have been even funnier, though? If the person who had carved this message had made a mistake. Glorious.
We're Ready to Fly
Plenty of us have passports lying around, and there are plenty of us who put them to frequent use, but this couple seems to love theirs so much that they made a headstone out of it. The back has “issued” and “expired” dates, but both expired dates are still blank – which we hope means this couple is still jet-setting around the world, visiting new places and finding new experiences until they stamp the final page.
They know one day they'll have to make good use of a headstone, and they're dedicated to getting the most out of life.
You Have to Respect It
There are a lot of possible reasons for a headstone like this one. Maybe the person buried here had a name starting with F. Maybe the person just really liked that letter in particular for some reason. Maybe they thought that one moment from “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” was really funny.
We couldn't tell you, but this grave certainly draws the I. Chances are the last name starts with F. There are plenty of gravestones all over the world that do that sort of thing. Maybe he was just a really bad student? That's probably not it.
A Hidden Message
At first glance, the back of this tombstone (John McCaffrey, found in Notre-Dame-Des-Neiges Cemetery in Montreal) has a kind, well-meaning epitaph. It's a little all over the place, but we're sure his friends mean well one way or another. Of course, then you read the first letter of each line and find out how they really feel about their departed friend John.
That's not very friendly. However, the “missed by your friends” bit tells us that while they can still drop some harsh words, it's probably all in good fun one way or another, and they're still sad he's gone.