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He's not dead yet, but one day Andrew Beutin will depart this life for a place free of the fiscal woes which beset this corporal plane.

In the meantime, he's looking to raise a quick $10k by auctioning advertising space on his own dead body. Here's the pitch:

You are bidding for the sole right to advertise on my corpse....as soon as my corpse is discovered and otherwise legally available to you. As the winning bidder you will have the right to advertise on my corpse, definitely during the funeral. You are welcome to photograph the ad after it is finished as well as attend the funeral.

Simple as that. Andrew admits he's just 24 at the moment, but notes:

My risky behaviors include, snowboarding (still highly unskilled), motor scootering (several wipe outs resulting in nasty road rash), bicycling (rode into a telephone pole once on step moms bike 11yrs ago, please dont tell her), running (been hit twice already different drivers), avid climber of things and I have aspirations of base jumping, bunjee jumping, running with the bulls in Spain and mixing coke with pop rocks.

For the record, Andrew does not much care about what sort of ad the winning bidder sticks on his body, because "I am not going to be able to gripe about it anyway", which is true.

And just as well, because we have it on very good authority that - yes, you guessed it - GoldenPalace.com is moving in for the, er, kill with its throbbing chequebook poised to strike.

Anyone thoroughly sick and tired of the online gambling outfit's marketing antics can read a few highly imaginative alternative suggestions courtesy of Reg readers, right here. ®

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