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#1 Old 07-31-2007, 05:45 PM
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I plan to live forever, of course, but barring that I'd settle for a couple thousand years. Even five hundred would be pretty nice. Assuming that this doesn't pan out, though, I'm wondering what to have done with my corpse.



I suppose that if my organs are in salvagable condition, those could go to whoever needs them and has some reasonably compatible antigens.



Maybe they could use my collagen, hormones, etc, for various products. I'm not sure. Growth hormone? I don't know.



Maybe I could get cut up by some medical students learning interesting lessons about anatomy?



Barring that.. I don't know. Rendered into soap and candles? Catfood?



Although I must say, I kinda liked Jeremy Bentham's approach of putting his cadaver in a macabre public display.



I don't have any definite plans yet. I'll have to see.
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#2 Old 07-31-2007, 05:56 PM
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I'd like to have my insides scooped out and replaced with animatronics so I could host the next Tales from the crypt. After the show is canceled I would be relocated to Disneyland so I could hang out with the other animatronic corpses they have.
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I would have someone sell it on eBay so necrophiliacs could buy it.

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That's sick. How much is shipping to Canada?
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W00t! I mean...that would be good for potential buyers. Not me or anything.
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Take what you want (donate organs or whatever) then cremate me and add my ashes to that of my pets and bury them somewhere weird where we (my pets and I) can haunt the small schoolchildren and give them nightmares.
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I'd like to be dressed in a Superman outfit and frozen in the traditional Superman flying pose. Then put into space and launched away from this solar system perpendicular to the plane of the planet's orbits.

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Cremate me, half my ashes. One half is scattered on top of Caer Caradoc and the other half is scattered on top of Carningli.
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Forensic Body Farm!
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i missed bodyworlds when it came to england =(



They can steal all my organs

then cremate me

i read about a company that puts ashes into a firework

i want that

and the big finale has to be GREEN

http://www.heavensabovefireworks.com/our_displays.htm

the expensive one!!!!!
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i read about a company that puts ashes into a firework

i want that

and the big finale has to be GREEN

http://www.heavensabovefireworks.com/our_displays.htm

the expensive one!!!!!



That would be so cool but then my last imprint on the world would be leaving firework debris everywhere which I'm not sure I feel comfortable with.

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#14 Old 07-31-2007, 09:48 PM
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you could be made into some bling. like so: http://www.lifegem.com



i'd make a nice big rock i reckon. it might be nice to think that people would be squabbling over possession of me when i was gone, hehehe. though knowing my luck i'd end up spending a great deal of my sparkly immortality hanging off some slappers bellybutton ring, in the pawn shop, or somewhere similarly unsavoury.
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Steal my organs, make me into ashes, and dump me in some unsuspecting camper's fire site.



In all seriousness, my ashes should be used as fertilizer.
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I think I'm gonna make sure part of me is made into a lifegem, but they'll first take my organs and then either a) donate the rest to science, b) a green burial, or c) cremate me and do cool things with my ashes... fertilizer, fireworks, hell, I've even seen people put ashes into tattoo ink a few times or use it in pottery. I do not want a funeral, nor do I want to be buried in a casket or embalmed. It's just plain silly.

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donate whatever and then go the green burial route, probably.



i've never understood people wanting to spend so much money and go through such a huge and big deal process like a funeral/casket/headstone/reserving a piece of land at a cemetery. it's just not earth-friendly, imo.
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I'm an organ doner so they can have everything except my heart. That's going to my bf in a mason jar. He loves skulls so he can have my skull, too. Then, I'd probably would want to be shipped out on a raft and set on fire. Cremation is expensive, I think and being buried in a polished box with a satin pillow is absurd.



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They can have whatever organs they want if they're in good condition, then I want to be cremated and scattered. The thought of being buried is horrible
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Nothing special, just put me at the center of a pyramid

If the logistics are too complicated for that, then I’ll settle for a Mausoleum




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I want to donate my organs, and then I want a green burial. If green burials aren't available where I am (I suspect they're not legal here at the moment), then I want to be cremated.
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Yay for green burials. Thats exactly what I've always said I wanted, and now there's a name for it. No funeral either. I've warned everyone I'll haunt the person who has one for me.

And hopefully any omnis that get my organs develop a sudden distaste for meat.

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I'd like to have my insides scooped out and replaced with animatronics so I could host the next Tales from the crypt. After the show is canceled I would be relocated to Disneyland so I could hang out with the other animatronic corpses they have.



Yawnalready been donealbeit without sophisticated animation technology.
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In all seriousness, my ashes should be used as fertilizer.



Except for the ones I'll keep in a Frog-shaped Urn on the fireplace mantle.
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Yawnalready been donealbeit without sophisticated animation technology.



Yeah maybe, but I'm going to hire the animated corpse of Rob Bottin to animate my corpse, so it'll be way cooler.
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I don't care. I won't be there anymore anyway.



Preferably cremation but *shrug* I don't think about that sort of thing very often.
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I plan to die by having my stomach cut open to get at the cocaine pouches I swallowed at the beginning of my journey as a drug mule. My body will probably be dumped in a ditch somewhere.

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Hmm . . . that's more sad than funny - - if funny was what you were going for. (and i really hope it was!)



Both.

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Take what you want (donate organs or whatever) then cremate me and add my ashes to that of my pets and bury them somewhere weird where we (my pets and I) can haunt the small schoolchildren and give them nightmares.



That sounds like my plan, except I'm keeping my organs.
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