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Old 07-14-2010, 06:52 PM   #31
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Don't worry. Once you have made the effort to have something productive and valuable done with your carcass, your job is done and you can relax knowing that you did a right thing and knowing that, when the time comes, you won't really care if they throw your corpse to the dogs.
Now, there's an idea: that'll save my family some money on dog food.

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Old 07-15-2010, 12:08 AM   #32
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Talking of family, how should we deal with the clog-popping of older relatives?
If ol' mommy's a god botherer and wants the traditional graveyard planting - should we ignore those wishes and have her burned, stuffed or diced coz we know it won't make a blind bit of difference?

Stop the Holy See men!
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:33 AM   #33
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You think the Lottery is a waste of a couple bucks yet you would "invest" a gazillion simoleons on faith-freezing?
Yeah, odd eh? I don't want to die and I'm extremely curious about the future so I'd rather have some greater than zero chance to experience it than just to resign and accept death. That's my personal selfish desire.

However, if I had a gazillion anything I probably would not spend it on my self but rather on improving the life of others in need. Though, this is only an ideal; a personal principle of mine which might only work in theory (in my mind). I have no idea how I'd actually react if I recieved a gazillion anything.

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Old 07-15-2010, 04:07 AM   #34
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Talking of family, how should we deal with the clog-popping of older relatives?
If ol' mommy's a god botherer and wants the traditional graveyard planting - should we ignore those wishes and have her burned, stuffed or diced coz we know it won't make a blind bit of difference?
Look, tell you what, we'll eat her, if you feel a bit guilty about it after, we can dig a grave and you can throw up in it.
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:34 AM   #35
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Talking of family, how should we deal with the clog-popping of older relatives?
If ol' mommy's a god botherer and wants the traditional graveyard planting - should we ignore those wishes and have her burned, stuffed or diced coz we know it won't make a blind bit of difference?
That is a tough call. At death, all rewards and punishments for the "croaker" are ended. Promises to them are no longer valid (though they may be enforced by some outside agency, like a probate court).

I have made arrangements concerning my death, that satisfy me while I am alive and I know that, when the time comes, I won't care if my relatives spend $500,000 to have my carcass bronzed and set up on the Capitol steps as a monument to my love of money.

As much as I care for the future of the environment and the generations to follow, while I live, they will not matter in the slightest to me when I am gone.

So I have no advice on this question. but if I did, it would be to promise the old bag anything that will please her while she is here and drop her in a dustbin when she is gone.

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Old 07-15-2010, 04:37 AM   #36
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Yeah, odd eh? I don't want to die and I'm extremely curious about the future so I'd rather have some greater than zero chance to experience it than just to resign and accept death. That's my personal selfish desire.

However, if I had a gazillion anything I probably would not spend it on my self but rather on improving the life of others in need. Though, this is only an ideal; a personal principle of mine which might only work in theory (in my mind). I have no idea how I'd actually react if I recieved a gazillion anything.
It is a lot of fun, though, to play the "If I were King" game.

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Old 07-15-2010, 06:14 AM   #37
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Plastination. I'm there dudes. Want my brain to be pawed forever by curious students.
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:27 AM   #38
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Life in plastic, it's fantastic!

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Old 07-15-2010, 06:29 AM   #39
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Awww Kate, I didn't know you kept that picture of me!!!
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:35 AM   #40
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Etched on my heart, babe!

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Old 07-15-2010, 07:43 AM   #41
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Sex in a graveyard on a warm Summer night is great because you can count on being undisturbed ... except by other people having sex in the graveyard because it is so great.
I must add that to my list of unorthodox locations, my current favorite is on the back steps of a church

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As a friend of mine would say I've been "hunkering down" lately, sort of survival mode as it were, but mostly good, thanks. Next time or anytime you pass by let me know.

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Old 07-15-2010, 09:23 AM   #42
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Plastination. I'm there dudes. Want my brain to be pawed forever by curious students.
Isn't that what the exhibits Bodies is all about?

I always mean to go see it when it's in town, but always blow it off until it's too late.

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Old 07-15-2010, 11:19 AM   #43
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Kudos!

well- hopefully nobody I know will be cutting me up lol

edited to add- although thinking about it - a few may wish to

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well- hopefully nobody I know will be cutting me up lol

edited to add- although thinking about it - a few may wish to
I am sure that anyone who wishes to cut you up just wants to admire you in greater detail.

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Old 07-15-2010, 03:34 PM   #45
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I am sure that anyone who wishes to cut you up just wants to admire you in greater detail.
lol

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