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Trinity Square Perpetual Embryo Care

TRINITY SQUARE PERPETUAL EMBRYO CARE

IS NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS

FOR ITS

THREE YARDS TIMES THREE YARDS MEMORIAL GARDEN

EMBRYO REST HAVEN

11, 664 GRAVESITES, A FULL ONE INCH SQUARE EACH, ARE RESERVED

MACROSCOPIC CASKETS OR URNS AND TINY HEADSTONES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PRESERVING YOUR MICROSCOPIC LOSS
MAGNIFYING GLASS INCLUDED AT NO EXTRA CHARGE

WE DO OUR BEST TO GIVE YOUR EMBRYO REST

UNTIL THE TRUMPET SHALL SOUND AND THE DEAD SHALL BE RAISED

“SLEEP TIGHT UNTIL ETERNITY LITTLE ONE”

SHOW YOU CARE

DIRECT INQUIRIES TO:

EDWIN KAGIN

Comments

    • says

      Thank you for the wonderful compliment. It has been said (Fox’s Law I think) something to the effect that no satire can be produced, no matter how outrageous, that some Fundamentalist will not believe is genuine.

        • says

          Thank you. Yes, Poe’s law.

          Wikipedia informs that:

          “Poe’s law, named after its author Nathan Poe, is an internet adage reflecting the fact that without a clear indication of the author’s intent, it is difficult or impossible to tell the difference between sincere extremism and an exaggerated parody of extremism.[1]…

          Poe’s law states:

          “Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of fundamentalism that someone won’t mistake for the real thing.”[2]”

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe%27s_law

          • snebo154 says

            You are welcome and you may add my compliments to your parody skills. If this had been somewhere other than FtB I might have wondered if it was serious. This is coming from someone who doesn’t own a single pair of magnetic shoes. (anymore)

    • kevhito says

      I think this joke is in pretty poor taste, and really out of place here. Is there something I’m missing?

      All this joke made me think of of was a close relative’s several miscarriages and how they were so emotionally difficult for her. The ones big enough to see she buried in a garden. I’m not sure whats to make fun of here.

      None of this is to say anything about abortion, science, etc.

  1. Art says

    I suspect that it is about a genuine as ‘Post-rapture pet care insurance’ where you send the guy a nominal sum every month, might be year, and in return he promises to take care of your beloved animal friend. Yes, it is a silly idea and it started as satire. As In understand it there were people who signed up. This might have been simply a way of giving non-charity gift to a writer and atheist, or it might be out of genuine concern for a pet after Rapture.

    It’s like the velvet paintings of Elvis. Tastefully displayed it is a memorial to The King and recalls the atmosphere around him. Tacked up over your wet-bar in your man cave, between pictures of dogs playing cards, it is both kitsch and satire.

    This is a known business model. The Franklin mint, makers of fine commemorative coins and plates, skirts the line between parody and actual commemoration. Which side you fall on depends a lot on context and mindset.

    I’m sure Edwin Kagin will correct me if I’m wrong but I suspect that he wouldn’t be adverse for this thing to, for whatever reason, satire or genuine dignified storage of tiny remains, become a going financial concern. Figure $50 for initial setup, and $2 a month thereafter, assuming full occupancy, you get $583,200 in fifty dollar increments, and $23,328 a month thereafter. I could be completely wrong on this but most bloggers, perhaps even this one, could scratch by on the $279,936 annual income.

    For the initial investment of $580,000 he might spring for enough additional land to accommodate some tasteful plantings and a bench to have a good laugh/cry on. In addition to the magnifying glass.

  2. rapiddominance says

    I wonder if even 90% of the prolife contingent have given any consideration to the ‘proper burial’ of their fellow humans who have not been born?

    ‘Proper burials’ are things that most people think should conclude a human life. It seems inhumane not to provide one (or at least some sort of ceremony). If you care about somebody, you certainly won’t accept for them to be thrown away without special mention.

    Why don’t you stick this advertisement out where theists are likely to buy into it and see what happens? The results could be telling.

    • F says

      Most of the time, women will never know that their bodies have discarded a fertilized egg, so making certain it gets a proper burial is going to be rough.

  3. rapiddominance says

    I just launched a Poe over at Stefanelli’s site regarding his new book. Or at least it is very poe-like. It doesn’t contain extremist ideology, but it does include extreme stubborness/stupidity.

    Lets see if it takes. Because Al knows me already its the reader responses that we’re more interested in. I’m a theist, yes; but Al knows that I wouldn’t say anything like THAT seriously.

    (To anyone reading this, I’m trusting you not to tell or interfere.)

    • rapiddominance says

      Or he DOES think I would say something like that!

      What was it that I said about my poe?

      It doesn’t contain extremist ideology, but it does include extreme stubborness/stupidity.

      I also said this:

      Because Al knows me already its the reader responses that we’re more interested in. I’m a theist, yes; but Al knows that I wouldn’t say anything like THAT seriously.

      You can see why I’m hurt!

      :(

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