Tag Archives: Afterlife

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Joss Paper Mercedes

Joss Paper Mercedes
Photos By Gail

Joss Paper is burned by the Chinese to honor the deceased. Traditional Joss Paper, or ghost money, is commonly found in the form of squares of rough bamboo paper printed with seals and rectangles of gold or silver. More contemporary forms of Joss Paper include hell notes, often with denominations of $10,000 to $5,000,000,000. There are also elaborate, faithful paper reproductions of everyday objects such as suits of clothes, shirts and ties, high heel shoes, cell phones, cameras, computers, packs of cigarettes, bottles of alcohol, toothpaste, false teeth and makeup kits. Larger Joss objects include television sets, jet planes and Mercedes Benz automobiles.

These items represent the favorite objects of the dead, and when they are burned the items are sent along with the dead into the hereafter. They are made of papier mache and waste paper from packaging, and the backs and undersides of the objects sometimes reveal the logos of the various products they originally packaged.  The Joss Paper objects themselves sometime feature parodies of familiar logos, such as Kekou Cola and Halloro Lights cigarettes.

Joss Paper Mercedes

Video Clip of The Week: David Poe, “When I Fly”

David Poe – When I Fly from David Poe on Vimeo

I’m really excited about this week’s clip, “When I Fly” by singer/songwriter David Poe, an artist I first wrote about way back in 1996. Poe’s music reminded me then of serious 1970s-era performers like James Taylor but also Art Garfunkel and the great Tim Moore (who, as far as I know is still alive, but hasn’t recorded an album in almost 30 years, WTF?). Anyway, “When I Fly” reveals evidence of those same types of seventies-ish influences. This says two things to me: 1. That, musically, David Poe knows his shit, and 2. Poe understands that if it works, don’t fix it. Continue reading Video Clip of The Week: David Poe, “When I Fly”

Bacon Thing of The Day: Bacon Coffin!

J&Ds Bacon Coffin
Because You Love Bacon to Death

J&D Foods, the makers of delicious Baconaise (it’s Kosher) and Bacon Salt (I own it) have thrown down the gauntlet with the launch of their new Bacon-themed coffin! It’s not actually made of bacon (because that would be just weird, right?) but it is painted in a lovely Bacon-esque design of brown and gold bacony stripes. Seriously, look at the sheen on this thing! It looks like a new car! The Bacon Coffin is sweet ride to the afterlife indeed!

J&D’s Bacon Coffin is in stock now and priced to move at just $2,999.99! Bacon Fans who are dying to pick one up can click on over to This Link!

Thanks to Nick at The Littlest Winslow For The Tip!