Buy Coke! See a Funeral!

The Des Moines Register has an article on a funeral home that’s putting its death notices on electronic billboards.

Alternating with ads for vacation getaways and gas station soft drinks, the 8-second announcements feature the deceased’s name and the day, time and place of the funeral. A picture is optional.

Yes, I’m sure that’s how we would all want to be remembered: for eight seconds, between a two-liter bottle of gas-station Coke and a shabby discount Hawaiian cruise.