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your mortal remains
« on: August 25, 2011, 04:16:41 PM »

came across this:   http://io9.com/5833676/liquify-your-dead-body-+-for-the-earth

and I thought I'd ask: what do you want done with your body when you die?

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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2011, 04:26:21 PM »

I heard in some African tribes, people will their bodies to be left on the open field, so that wild animals and bugs may eat them and survive the shortages of food.

At first it seemed a little wrong. But now i see that, even while they're dying they're concerned about the animals and nature. And we still call them "primitive" or "uncivilised".

So instead of having my corpse imprisoned into a little box and covered six feet under, i'd like have it left into the wild nature. Because my tombstone or ashes will just be a useless thing after my children and grandchildren are passed away too. And now that my corpse will be invaded by bugs and bacterias, it's not necesary to keep it under the ground.
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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2011, 04:41:20 PM »

I really don't care. I'll be dead.
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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2011, 08:24:19 PM »

first choice after donation of anything they need or can take, i plan to be laid on a viking warship of my friends' making with all my earthly wealth, pushed out to sea in a lake somewhere, and have flaming arrows shot at the ship.

barring that, cremation.
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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2011, 09:42:26 PM »

organ donated.
given to a med school for training,
or the rest disposed of as cheaply as possible.

all money saved to go to a great party!
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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2011, 12:23:34 AM »

Ever seen Fargo
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2011, 12:44:39 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2011, 08:30:38 AM »

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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2011, 09:11:37 AM »

I'm also an organ donor. I haven't really formed an opinion on what to do with the rest, though.
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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2011, 10:40:31 AM »

I'm an organ donor on my license. But I'd rather be burned on a viking pyre. On a lake in the middle of nowhere with only my close family and friends to ee.
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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2011, 01:21:24 PM »

Some organs donated, the rest buried (maybe next to a tree so it can reuse the nutrients :P)

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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2011, 01:29:56 PM »

Some organs donated, the rest buried (maybe next to a tree so it can reuse the nutrients :P)

I pretty much want the same as Johnny. But I think I'd rather let close family decide what to do in terms of burial or whatever, because it's not going to affect me, really, and I'd want them to do whatever they felt they needed to do to say goodbye. The organ donation thing isn't quite as negotiable however.
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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2011, 01:32:32 PM »

fully expect to be stuffed and mounted and put on display in an obscure museum or shop
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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2011, 04:17:07 PM »

A close friend of mine wants to be cremated than have a few close friends snort part of her ashes.

For me anything is better than being embalmed and taking up space in a cemetery which I think is the most wasteful way to handle the dead.  It really is a horrific waste of good land.

In a fantasy story I read a while ago some creatures (Skaven) where talking about how humans bury their dead and they did not understand why we waste food like that.  As horrifying as that may be to some western cultures I think it is an undeniably rational way to look at it.

I'd either want to be donated to science, harvested for organs, eaten, or any combination there of.  But as I said, anything is better than taking up space indefinitely.

On that topic, I never understood why "grave robbing" was seen as such a bad thing to do.  The dead do not own anything.  Not saying I would actually dig up graves but I sure as hell don't know why anyone would want to be buried with valuables that could benefit their loved ones.
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Re: your mortal remains
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2011, 05:40:03 PM »

ive got a codicil in my will that states anyone who wants to harvest my tattoos for display purposes can.  but, they have to do the flaying themselves.
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