The Hearse


You just keep driving you!


note: Death drives a station wagon!

double note: Hearses seem to get a lot of body work.

triple note: from Wikipedia our friend:

The name derives from the Old French herce “rake, harrow”, describing the temporary framework on which candles were placed above the bier. This also held banners and armorial bearings and other heraldic devices. Verses or epitaphs were often attached to the hearse. Applied to vehicles since the 17th century.

Check out Wikipedia for more info on hearses here. It’s quite interesting actually. I’m not macabre or from any other Scottish Clan.

quadruple note: apologies for putting on two car related entries in a row. Sometimes that’s the way the ball crumbles or the cookie bounces.

11 responses to “The Hearse

  1. According to the Dead Milkmen, Death rides a pail cow.

    -Turkish Prawn

  2. Why do they call it hearse, when this obviously a “guy” car? I’ve never seen a woman driving a hearse!

  3. A hearse is a hearse of course, of course and no one can talk to a hearse, of course…

    Uh, sorry about that. I’ll stop now..

  4. hearse: n, Death’s baby-carriage.

    -Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

  5. jimsmuse– You gotta typo there:
    “A hearse is a hearse, of curse, of curse, and no one can talk to a nurse, it’s worse…”

  6. You are so right, Bunk Strutts! I am now officially but your humble student….

  7. jimsmuse– No need to be humble, me honorable squire. I just polished yer pun fer ye. =)

  8. Thanks for all the comments.

    hee hee!

    Did the Crowd yell, “Bring out your Dead” at Grateful Dead concerts? Did that band ever “hearse” or just “rehearse“?

    Being taken out of a hearse alive would be a “reheasal of fortune“.

  9. Of corpse they did, plane, no bones about it.

  10. Hmmm…I don’t know why, but the first thing that popped into my mind was the movie Harold and Maude.

  11. Aw, Tammy — I love that movie! I think of it whenever I see a Jaguar XKE…I always want to ask the owner when he or she is going to make a hearse out of it!

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