AA787823
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Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:58 am

I know kind of morbid, but when you pass on, do you plan to be cremated or burried?

As for me, throw me in the oven...save some $$$ throw a party.
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CastleIsland
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:22 am

Definately cremation. Unlike IAH777, I have no use for a dead body.  Wink
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:25 am

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 1):

 rotfl   rotfl 

To be honest I couldnt really care, If they wanted they could throw my body off a cliff, but i think i would prefer a cremation. I dont want to be cold underground, I'd rather be nice and warm.

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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:25 am

Seriously though, with the cost of a traditional funeral being sky high, I would want to save my family the cost of the final expense. A memorial service is fine with me.
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AA787823
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:27 am

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 2):
I'd rather be nice and warm.

Based on the way I lived my life, I dont think that will be a problem for me.
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CastleIsland
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:37 am

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 3):
Seriously though, with the cost of a traditional funeral being sky high, I would want to save my family the cost of the final expense

Absolutely. One thing that has changed recently is that funeral homes no longer have a monopoly on casket sales, so the prices have come way down. Still, if I were to be buried, stuff me in a trash bag, toss me into an unmarked grave, and go buy a bottle of 40-year old single malt.

If someone needs to come to a prescribed place to remember me, they probably didn't know me very well, and they sure as hell didn't understand what I was.
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:58 am

Put me on rotisserie and cook me nice and slow. I can be the meal at my own funeral.



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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:00 am

Hell, if there is anything left to burn or bury I've not lived my life to the fullest!

Toast please.

A year or so before my mother died she called me and told me that she wanted to be cremated and her ashes buried in the family plot next to my father. I told her: "That's great mom, that way we can use a posthole digger." She laughed and told me that every one of her children had made the same dumb joke about it. That pleased her very much.

So one beautiful December day we gathered at the family plot at one of the most beautiful little cemetaries in the world and we all said a couple of words about her and a piper played "Going Home" and "Amazing Grace" on the bagpipes and that routine would suit me just fine.
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:03 am

Cremation please. I think eventually it'll be the preferred method of final disposal.

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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:10 am

Of the two options, I prefer cremation. However, I have always thought that being loaded into a cannon and shot into Auckland harbour from Mission Bay would be quite spectacular.
 
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:18 am

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 7):
Hell, if there is anything left to burn or bury I've not lived my life to the fullest!

Exactly, i'm hoping there wont be much left of me when I die...

I came into this world kicking, screaming and full of blood, thats how I intend to leave...
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:42 am

Quoting AA787823 (Thread starter):
cremated

I have no illusion that my body taking up recources for future generations is nothing more then a wasteful excersize in vanity run amuck. Besides how else could my remains be spread all over Florida without the pictures ending up on Ogrish?
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:01 pm

Cremation, the thought of my body sitting under ground deters me quite abit from burial. I want to be scattered somewhere, from the sky. My son (I sure hope I have a son) can fly up in some little plane and drop my ashes on everyone below.
 
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:10 pm

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 12):
My son (I sure hope I have a son) can fly up in some little plane and drop my ashes on everyone below.

I freakin hope not... I dont want no dead person ashes possibly falling into my drink... This world has enough litter bugs!  Wink
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adopim88
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:13 pm

I don't really have a preference to be honest. If my family wants to cremate me, that's fine. If they don't want to, then that is fine too. Anything works for me. Big grin
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:17 pm

I read about this new technology someone came up with where they will immerse bodies in liquid nitrogen until they are frozen solid, then they rap it with a hammer a few times and the body shatters into powder. The idea is that the powder has a lot more nutritive value for the soil than burnt carbon. Also, some other company will now take your ashes and make some of them into a synthetic diamond for you heirs to inherit.

As for me? Cremation, probably.
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:19 pm

I'm probably gonna die doing something stupid, where there are no remains left of me to bury or cremate.  wink 

In all seriousness (for the topic):
Hopefully buried at a National Cemetery, such as Arlington.
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:23 pm

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 16):
I'm probably gonna die doing something stupid, where there are no remains left of me to bury or cremate.

...there was me thinking I was the only one afraid of doing this silly 

Seriously though, I don't mind how I get disposed of, I mean after all, I am dead, ceased to be *insert Python sketch here* etc...

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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:26 pm

Cremation, i dont like the idea of Lying under 6ft of soil and roting, with worms crawling in my ears etc
 
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:48 pm

A lot of my family members who have made their preferences known have stated cremation. My grandfather was cremated as will be my grandmother when she passes. They want their cremains to be scattered together from an airplane over West Texas. My cremains will be scattered along the curve just east of Whiteside Tunnel on the section of the old East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad-now operated by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. It's a beautiful site and in my ten years working there, some of my friends who have passed had their cremains scattered at that same location.
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:33 pm

Burial, but I'll make sure that the money is there to do it, and to throw a kick ass party afterwards. But who knows, I'll be dead, so the family could always cremate me if they wanted to, it's not like I'd be able to object.
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:59 pm

Just as a twist on this question, Right say you have a headstone. Doesnt matter if you want to be buried or cremated lets just say you have a headstone. What do you want inscripted on yours?

I want; "Great husband, father, son, Yeh right! Now piss off im trying to rest ere."

You?

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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:00 pm

Quoting AA787823 (Thread starter):
cremated or burried

- burial definitely
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Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 6):
the meal at my own funeral.

don't you overestimate yourself a bit ?
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:37 pm

Cremation. I don't like the fact that when my family dies out or when no-one knows who I am, that my grave will be left to rot and decay with nobody caring for it.
 
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:34 pm

Quoting HUYguy (Reply 23):
I don't like the fact that when my family dies out or when no-one knows who I am, that my grave will be left to rot and decay with nobody caring for it.

after the burial, people rot anyway. As you are posting from Britain, I of course understand that your ghost will take offence !
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:54 pm

Having been to a crematorium yesterday for a friend's funeral, what struck me is that they are impersonal places, almost like a production line where one set of mourners leave through the side door, whilst the attendees for the next funeral enter through the main doors.

For that reason, and that reason only, it's a no thanks for cremation.

Being buried isn't too tempting either, though in my village the local allotments are next to the graveyard, and the allotment owners are convinced this has a beneficial effect upon what they grow....

I've alway fancied being frozen in a block of ice for my final resting place....
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:30 am

I think I'll also go for the fire, the idea of my dear body rotting slowly in a hole somehow isn't my cup of tea. Point #2 is that burials take up a lot of land, and there's an industry around building expensive coffins just so they can be buried to rot. An oak coffin can cost 6000 euros which is a huge sum, considering that even the law says the wood may not be treated in any way that would delay decomposition.
 
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:00 am

Quoting Joni (Reply 26):
my dear body rotting slowly in a hole somehow isn't my cup of tea. Point #2 is that burials take up a lot of land, and there's an industry around building expensive coffins just so they can be buried to rot. An oak coffin can cost 6000 euros

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when dead, the body no longer is "dear", and it may have started no longer to be "dear" some while before the end. And for the coffin, you have to place a request, that a plastic coffin is used, or a coffin manufactured by IKEA .
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:11 am

I would like to go like the vikings, together with my mount. Make a bonfire with me and my favourite motorcycle in it and set it all alight.
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:02 am

Id like to be stuffed and put on display like Lenin.
 
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:43 am

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 22):
don't you overestimate yourself a bit ?

Fine. Toss me in a garbage dump. That's more fitting.

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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:57 pm

I want to be put in one of those wall things. Just open the door and slide me in.
 
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:09 pm

After I die, I want my body to be frozen, and then ingested by a Ge90 Boeing 777 engine. I want to go out with a bang. They can use my body for bird-damage testing.
 
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RE: Cremation Or Burial?

Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:18 pm

Quoting Jawed (Reply 32):
They can use my body for bird-damage testing.

That's an awfully big god damned bird!!
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