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Man gets beer can coffin, but it's just a cooler for now

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. — Glenwood village administrator Bill Bramanti's favorite beer is Pabst Blue Ribbon. He loves it.

    Really loves it.

    So much so that he's already had his coffin specially made, and it's designed to look like a can of the trendy brew. Bramanti isn't sick, so he doesn't plan on needing it just yet. For now he plans to use it as a cooler.

    At 5-feet-9 inches tall and weighing 280 pounds, Bramanti has tried it out though.

    "I actually fit, because I got in here," Bramanti, 67, of South Chicago Heights said. He threw a party Saturday for friends, featuring his coffin filled with ice and, what else, Pabst Blue Ribbon.

    "Why put such a great novelty piece up on a shelf in storage when you could use it only the way Bill Bramanti would use it?" Bramanti's daughter, Cathy Bramanti, 42, said.

    Bramanti ordered the casket from Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home in Chicago Heights and Scott Sign Co. of Chicago Heights designed the beer can.

    The silver coffin is designed with red, white and blue, just like a Pabst can.

    Pabst is headquartered in San Antonio.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/bizarre/5753176.html
  2. cbfan55

    cbfan55 Member

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    What! No Pics?
  3. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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  4. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Thanks MM. There was no pic w/the original article.
  5. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    At least he could do is drink real beer:mad:
  6. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Do they make a Fresca version?
  7. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    Sweet!

    :beer2:
  8. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Well, I know what they'll be serving at the wake.
  9. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Do they make a Bryan Bologna version? :D
  10. Brandon

    Brandon Benched

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    I thought it was a coffin actually made out of beer cans..........
  11. DallasFanSince86

    DallasFanSince86 Pessimism Sucks

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  12. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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  13. FLASH

    FLASH New Member

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    friends shouldn't let friends buy coffins while drunk
  14. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    :lmao2:

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