Monday, May 5, 2008

Man Makes Beer Can Casket

SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) - Bill Bramanti will love Pabst Blue Ribbon eternally, and he's got the custom-made beer-can casket to prove it. "I actually fit, because I got in here," said Bramanti of South Chicago Heights.

The 67-year-old Glenwood village administrator doesn't plan on needing it anytime soon, though.

He threw a party Saturday for friends and filled his silver coffin — designed in Pabst's colors of red, white and blue — with ice and his favorite brew.

"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?" said Bramanti's daughter, Cathy Bramanti, 42.

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

Why do these guys always have very bad beer as the can they want to be buried in? Pabst???? That is the beer you buy when you cant get the plain label beer. You know, the kind that just has BEER written on it in black letters.

I kind of want to take this guy out to Goose Island and get him some good stuff... I wonder what he will do with the Pabst coffin then.

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