I don't know if you have heard but we will soon be able to be buried standing up. Here's the article.
I guess this is the scenario:
A cheap bastard dies.
He doesn't want a lot of money to be wasted on a traditional burial.
None of his friends are cannibals.
He goes for a cheap burial.
No headstone is included.
He's placed in a box, a hole is dug, after the cows are shooed away first, the box is placed into the hole feet first and then covered over with dirt.
All for about A$1000.
Sounds nice and cheap to me. I wonder if I can be buried standing on my head. Only problem is that Victoria is the only state in Australia where this has been approved. I wouldn't be caught dead in Victoria. I may have to live a little longer so that some WA company can get approval for the vertical burial.