June 3, 2008

The man who invented Pringles is cremated and buried in a Pringles can.

Fredric Baur. RIP.

42 comments:

JDAXC said...

I like that! Something new and different.

George said...

The Afterlife?

Crispy and Stackable!

AJ Lynch said...

A local blogger had some funny comments on this:

http://sharpshooters.blogspot.com/2008/06/pringles-can-designer-buried-in.html

Windbag said...

...and he's thankful he didn't invent the condom.

Michael_H said...

I heard that the guy who invented the vibrator was cremated and his ashes were......ah...never mind.

UWS guy said...

Good thing he didn't invent the sapository.

Michael_H said...

Or the plunger.

Revenant said...

Did he invent Pringles too, or just the can?

Those cans are darn useful, though.

Pogo said...

To confornm with US product standards, it should contain the disclaimer "The soul is sold by weight, not volume".

Original Mike said...

Those cans are darn useful, though.

Well, at least Pringles have one redeeming quality (why anyone would do that to the revered potatoe chip has always been beyond me).

Windbag said...

Flash forward 10,000 years. What are anthropologists going to dream up about our society, based on finding human remains housed in a container with nutritional information on the side?

Trooper York said...

What are they going to do when the guy who invented hot pockets dies?

vbspurs said...

LOL! I mean, RIP. I love it. If only every inventor had this sense of humour.

- Henry Ford buried inside the trunk/boot of a Model-T

- Thomas Alva Edison's cremated remains housed within a victrola.

- The creator of Barbie, when she goes, is buried with a Malibu Barbie house set, complete with Ken and all her outrageously leggy friends.

Come on. It was your baby. Honour it!

Cheers,
Victoria (Never had a Pringle)

Tibore said...

There's a Soylent Green joke in there somewhere, but I can't quite put my finger on it...

Michael_H said...

From the obituary: "

His ashes were interred next to a 32 ounce plastic container holding the ashes of Clara Brownlee, the woman credited with inventing the snack dip. In a poignant note, neither container was stamped with an expiration date"

Bissage said...

This is just like the Ted Kennedy thing.

It’s in the news only because Fredric Baur’s a celebrity.

I know a guy who’s got a trophy case full of Pringles® cans full of dead people.

Is he in the news?

He is not.

Ron said...

and when George Foreman goes will he not be cremated so much as grilled, really, really well?

mcg said...

I'm thinking that this person's death could top Mr. Baur's. (Not that I'm seeking to hasten it along or anything.)

Michael_H said...

They had an awful time trying to bury Charles Winslow, the man who wrote the song 'Hokey Pokey'

The trouble started when the morticians tried to place his remains in the casket. First they put his left foot in...then the trouble began.

Pogo said...

Mr. Oreck will be spinning in his grave.

Trooper York said...

The rumor is that they didn't bury Mr. Whipple, they just flushed him.

Roger J. said...

The commentariat is on a roll today!! this is almost as good as Sat nite live.

SteveR said...

They stoled the idea from the guy who invented the can to hold tennis balls

ricpic said...

He took the potato chip, rugged and wild,
And reduced it to one shape that nestles inside
A can that is shaped like a tennis ball canister,
Like hookers set to slide down a whorehouse bannister.

Ron said...

What ethnicity was Mr. Baur? Nacho Cheese? Sour Cream and Onion? Just plain, or low salt?

roger j: The Althouse CommentCzars are way funnier than those SNL hacks!

Or at least our bad jokes are much quicker!

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Pogo said...

Dr. Kevorkian's ashes will be diluted to half strength and injected directly into the ground, killing off all nearby plant life.
But they wanted to die.

Al Gore will attempt to be buried in the shape of a carbon footprint, but the gas released on cremation left only enough solid matter to form a semi-colon.

Bill Clinton in a cigar box, lined in blue.

Tom Cruise in a closet.

Pat Buchanan in a Volkswagen.

Peter Frampton to be buried in you, in me, in yooouuuuuu, in meeee ee heeee.

Why didn't Mapplethorpe get buried in a lab jar full of urine?

Madonna's ashes will be placed in two bra cones sewn back-to-back.

blake said...

What do they do with the guy who invented the slinky?

Pogo said...

Pity the poor soul who developed Depends 'undergarments'.

ricpic said...

re: Bissage

If you can fill a trophy case with Pringle cans stuffed with dead people
And still lose out to Kennedy, that @*!#*& celebrity,
And go on stuffing more people into more Pringle cans
In proud anonymity --
THEN you are a man, my son.

Ron said...

The voodoo witchcraft of Ozzy will reanimate the corpse of Peter Frampton in the low-budget horror indy, Frampton comes Alive!

Zombie Frampton will sing very slowly with that wierdo mic effect...

I....waaaannnnttt....yooooouuuuu...toooo...shooow ...meeeeee....theeee....waaaayyyy.

Michael_H said...

Thomas Crapper, the Brit who invented the flush toilet, died January 17, 1910.

[Insert your own punch line here.]

He spoke of having a fever, and appeared to be flushed.

Trooper York said...

When Sarah Jessica Parker kicks the bucket, it's straight to the glue factory.

AllenS said...

A picture of the urn that will hold Ann's ashes, will be taken with a fisheye lens, prompting commenters to exclaim: "Wow! She looks like she was really big!"

Michael_H said...

Sarah Jessica Parker walks into a bar and the bartender says 'hey buddy, why the long face?'

Trooper York said...

Reprise from another post I did today:

A horse walks into a bar. The bartender says "Hey why the long face." The horse said,"Someone told me I look like Sarah Jessica Parker."

knoxwhirled said...

RIP(pled)

blake said...

Troop,

Heh. The variants are endless, aren't they?

"SJP broke her leg today. Doctors immediately shot her."

By the way, SJP circa L.A. Story? A pretty cool reinvention of her persona up to that point, IMO. Also, I think it's impressive that she's got any cachet at all as a sex symbol, don't you?

From a career standpoint, not an aesthetic one.

And look, she's dominated Althouse today!

Mr. B. said...

This is what is called, in computer science, recursion...

DADvocate said...

Posted on this last night. Not a single comment yet. Guess I need blond hair. :-)

John K. said...

Now that's taking your work home with you to an extreme.

Elliott A said...

The world's largest potato chip is a pringle, preserved in the Idaho State Potato Exposition in Blackfoot, Idaho. Admission is $1 and you get a baked potato with all the fixins after the tour.