Monday, February 28, 2011

In Hiding

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for answering the call for submissions.  As soon as I survive midterms, the Tomb Wrecks will resume!


Monday, February 7, 2011


Tomb Wreck submissions have been on the low side these days.  It's like you don't want to wander around cemeteries in the freezing cold or something.

Don't worry, I have an archive of my own... somewhere.  While I work on that, here's an article from Dave B. with some pretty awesome tombstone photos.

Friday, February 4, 2011


This guy was a real, well, you know.

Actually, I'm totally loving the name in the background: Newspickle. And the graves just in front of that one look like they have little MST3K* silhouettes on them.

*If you're not familiar, please drop everything you're doing and watch that show.

WMD, thanks for not being a dick and sending me a photo.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Lost and Found

Look what Kate P. found!
Surely he's buried in that red and white striped shirt.*

*Don't call me Shirley.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I couldn't find a tombstone with a groundhog on it, so here's a jeep from Jen and a quote from Groundhog Day:

Do you ever have deja vu?
Didn't you just ask me that?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


What's with all the negative space? I left this photo unaltered so you could all appreciate the vast emptiness on this headstone. Perhaps it represents vast emptiness. Perhaps there were supposed to be some roses carved there. Or, maybe the tombstone guy forgot to carve a poor likeness of Kermit the Frog driving a Corvette towards a giant Miami Dolphins helmet.

WMD, we'll never know.

Monday, January 31, 2011


This lovely piece of work comes to us from Amanda. She tells me this marker is inside a church in England. Fascinating. I'm pretty sure if this was in a church in the U.S. there would be a big black censored box involved.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Wait, What? Again.

Lindsey S. found this mystery.

Are the husband and the child buried here?  Or was this wife saying her husband acted like a big baby?  Or did this lady actually marry her son?  My brain hurts.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wait, What?

WMD was kind enough to share this mystery with us.

Is Vera the first wife?  Or the second one?  Who is buried here?  Just Elmer?  Just Elmer's second wife?  Is that Vera?  I'm exhausted.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Three's Company

AJ found this gem in a mormon cemetery. Honest.

Is anyone else singing in their head?
Come and knock on our door...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pimped Out

I can't think of anything 'pimper' than a football, a basketball, and some kick-ass records.

AJ, do you think they'd ever do a "Pimp my Headstone" show? Me neither.

Monday, January 24, 2011


Wait, we can pick spices to represent us on our headstones? Hmmm, based on A Colbert Christmas*, I definitely want to be nutmeg.

*The greatest gift of all!

Explorer0713, you can have Lawry's Seasoning Salt.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Oh Stewardess...

Today we have planes, trains, and um, nursing caps.

I love that the stone says "stewardess" instead of "flight attendant". Gives it a nice retro feel. Also it makes me think of Airplane.

Explorer0713, have you ever seen a grown man naked?

Thursday, January 20, 2011


AJ, this is a pretty unfortunate last name for a devout Mormon family. Also it is totally awesome.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Hello Tomb Wrecks fans*!

*Or fan.

I'm back after an awesome vacation at Walt Disney World.  My husband and I are quite the Disnoids, and we had a magical time as usual.

I know the lack of tombstone photos has created a tremendous void in your lives, which you most likely tried to fill by ingesting large amounts of donuts, beer, and/or nachos*.  Rest easy, stomachs!  The tombstones are back.


*If you have photos of this, please send them in most urgently.

Tombstone Tombstone

I wonder if Dimitri was a big fan of Little Caesar's pizza?*

*Or should I say pizza pizza?

To Jen - thank you thank you.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Indians Strike Again

Once again the Indians get top billing on a headstone. I love the border around the phrase - kind of looks like a used car windshield: "42 years, low miles, ran great, just killed by Indians..."

Great job, Jen. Perfect accompaniment to the first one.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


They're ALIVE!!!

Wait, no they're not.

False alarm, Heather B.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Explorer0713 found this nickname gem.

Sweet punky isn't so bad, but fruit noodle? That sounds like something you call a kid after he gets spaghetti stuck up his nose. Which by the way is disgusting to those of us who don't have children, so please don't share that photo with me on Facebook. Blarf.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Boxing Betty

AJ sent me this wonderful copyright infringement headstone.

I like to think this woman actually hated Betty Boop, so she hung those boxing gloves as an eternal reminder to Betty that she better shut up or else... boop-boop-e-doop ka-pow!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Jen sent this wreck to me months ago, but I've been saving it for 1st wreck of the new year.

I can't think of anything more appropriate to celebrate the arrival of 2011 than a pioneer wagon, a guinea pig, random San Francisco icons, and a Church Lady quote.

And, yes, it is special.