Some Georgia cemeteries are the burial places of incredibly famous people. For example, James Brown, the incredible funk and soul frontman and entertainer, is buried in the Peach State.

Oftentimes when celebrities die, they choose to be buried in their birthplace or somewhere in their home state. The death of a Georgia born celebrity has recently sparked some controversy over burial in cemetery grounds. Recently, the celebrity’s wishes to be buried in his hometown in Georgia were made known (he died in Los Angeles, California) to the family as well as the public. However, there is one slight problem, and that is that the cemetery which the deceased desires to be buried in is completely full.

A town divided

The controversy has stemmed from the following dilemma: should the cemetery deny all incoming requests for burial, or should they find a way to expand in order to accommodate the influx of burial requests? Many public officials and citizens are very divided over the issue.


One of the advantages of keeping the cemetery small is that the small feeling and quaintness can be preserved. This is a very important advantage for many town members, who have striven to maintain the Old South feel that the town has. Additionally, new intake to the cemetery would reduce the historical value of the cemetery, diminishing the overall historical value of a town rich with Civil War and early American history.


One advantage of honoring new burial requests would be that the cemetery would be maintaining their revenue. This is also an important thing to consider because constant revenue can help pay for the upkeep and maintenance of the cemetery. Without this money, more stress could be placed on the the taxpayer (namely town residents) in order to compensate for losses in revenue.

How would they do it?

Some are very unsure about how to move forward if the cemetery does decide to honor new burial requests. For example, would the cemetery somehow attempt to purchase more land, or would they try to rearrange the property they already have? Some have suggested taking out the old grove in the center of the cemetery. Of course, this would entail hiring a Georgia licensed and insured arbor company to get the job done. This could potentially be expensive or more money that it is worth. Others have viewed this as possible upkeep in order to take out dying trees. Still other town council members have been wondering if they should get a root injection.

Ultimately, the controversy has not been solved, so make sure you stay tuned!


iphone-7-conceptWith Apple recent dedication to going green one can only wonder how green the mega corporation really is.

Planned Obsolescence

Fall is right around the corner and with it comes Apple’s ripened new fruit: the I Phone 7. Like the previous models before it is set to have the standard features such as the 5 and 12, front and back megapixel cameras; Along with the newest of ISO. But, as reports of a leaked of an I phone 7 case suggest that the company is ditching the headphone jack for the lighting port. The suspected reason could be that Apple is going for a lighter build, while opting that consumer go for wireless headsets or an unreleased brand of apple headphones that are lighting port compatible. Dispute the reason if the rumor are indeed true then the dent in customer’s  pockets will be nothing compared to the amount of  waste produced from thrown out headphones.

Going green

Despite there model of planned obsolescence Apple has indeed been making strives to become more Eco friendly over the years. By shifting to bpr free plastics and investing in renewable energy sources. Almost all apple store use renewable power source and will take back any apple product free of charge. Reducing the need for tree services all apple gift cards are printed on 100% recycle-able paper. Not to say apple does not value excellent lawn care. But, with there clean water program it looks like apple really is out to save the earth.

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Some of you might be wondering why we’re even covering any news related to Lady Gaga on a site that claims to be a haven for people who love good music, but bear with us here: Lady Gag’s music is better than you think (or, alternatively, you don’t need to ashamed about liking her music if you already know how great it is).

Pop music done right

The thing about Lady Gaga’s music is that it has also been about taking complex lyrics and melding it with beats and sounds that are at once new and old, popular and avante garde, and Gaga has been masterful at the execution of her music. While some may balk at many of her politics – at least three of us writing here at Parafernalia among them – she’s also been extremely vocal about a lot of controversial topics, both in and outside of her music.

So, yes – we’re gonna give you some updates on what she’s doing, because we’re sure it will inform the direction her music takes. Especially once you find out what she’s doing…

Gaga sticks with television for another year

That’s right, the priestess of pop is sticking with the silver screen instead of making new music for another year. After having a very good time on her first season of anthology horror show American Horro Story,  Gaga will rejoin the cast of the next season. We’re hoping that this gig will help refuel her creative juices musically, so that she’ll have lots of new material to write about when she wraps filming for the next series.