New spin on getting "blown"

Aug 2010
See you in a new existence!
Respectful use of a person's ashes or simply a marketing ploy?

Company will load loved ones' ashes into ammunition
Officers Thad Holmes and Clem Parnell have launched Holy Smoke LLC, a company that will, for a price, load cremated human ash into shotgun shells, and rifle and pistol cartridges.

It's the perfect life celebration for someone who loves the outdoors or shooting sports, Parnell says.

...It has established Home Page to promote the service and traffic on it has been growing, Holmes says.

For $850, one pound of ash will be loaded into 250 shotgun shells. The ash is mixed in the cups that hold the shot, not the powder.

The same amount of ash will fill the bullets of 100 standard caliber center-fire rifle rounds or 250 pistol rounds. For the rifle and pistol ammunition, the ash is put into the tips of hollow-point bullets with the cavity sealed with wax.
Jun 2011
Oh no, say it isn't so....

This is just plain old too weird for me.

It blows me away.

I feel like I am sitting on a powder keg when I think of it.

It makes me go off.


Feb 2010
Nothing like going out with a bang.

I know there's nothing I'd like better than to have my mortal remains pulverized into the flesh of various deer.