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  • People with specific burial demands might as well be dead already.
  • Rock Island/ Iowa Stubborn  (original movie cast)

    Oh, there's nothing halfway
    About the Iowa way to treat you,
    When we treat you
    Which we may not do at all.
    There's an Iowa kind of special Chip-on-the-shoulder attitude.
    We've never been without.
    That we recall.We can be cold
    As our falling thermometers in December
    If you ask about our weather in July.
    And we're so by God stubborn
    We could stand touchin' noses
    For a week at a time
    And never see eye-to-eye.
    But what the heck, you're welcome,
    Join us at the picnic.
    You can eat your fill
    Of all the food you bring yourself.
    You really ought to give Iowa a try.
    Provided you are contrary,
    We can be cold
    As our falling thermometer in December
    If you ask about our weather in July.
    And we're so by God stubborn
    We can stand touchin' noses
    For a week at a timeAnd never see eye-to-eye.
    But we'll give you our shirt
    And a back to go with it
    If your crops should happen to die.
    Farmer:So, what the heck,
    you're welcome,
    Glad to have you with us.
    Farmer and Wife:Even though we may not ever mention it again.
    Townspeople:You really ought to give Hawkeye Dubuque, DesMoines, Davenport, Marshalltown,Mason City, Keokuk, Ames,Clear Lake  Ought to give Iowa a try!
  • Who cares where the lump of organic material that looks sort of like what used to be a person rots? I've never understood this.
  • One of my favourite children's books is "The Stupids Die". The power went out and then came back on. They thought they had died.

    "Is this heaven?" asked the Stupids.

    "No, this is Cleveland," said Grandpa Stupid.
  • show me: Who cares where the lump of organic material that looks sort of like what used to be a person rots? I've never understood this.


    I'm sure that's only one of many things you've never understood, so don't let it bother you.

    Clearly in this case, it matters to several people, since they're fighting over it.
  • show me: Who cares where the lump of organic material that looks sort of like what used to be a person rots? I've never understood this.


    Because it's your lump of inorganic material and before you become it you'd like to think it's gathering dust/decomposing somewhere you'd like. Or have a nice place to visit that which use to be your mother.  Dump everybody with those of our food animals it's doesn't really matter but you know, feelings and all our associated cultures that have sprung with those. So in other words: Duh.
  • How about cremated and the ashes being in the next hellfire missile shot from a drone in the middle east? Go out with a bang.
  • They're dead, they have no way of knowing.

    Personally, the only thing I care about is not being planted in one of those cookie cutter, sprawling monstrosities of a cemetery with no character, headstones flush to avoid inconveniencing the lawnmowers, just acres of ugly lawn. Either do it right and have a nice vault or memorial, preferably in some fairly old or old style cemetery with a bunch of memorials jammed in on each other- you know, the type that's cool to wander around in and that the living can actually enjoy, or just dump me naked in a hole somewhere. A wall tomb type thing in a big old stone church could be neat too, except I'm not particularly religious and those probably require a hefty donation.

    So yeah- naked in a hole, or cool gothic cemetery with mausoleum and statuary where people actually wander around. Just no suburban mediocrity, please.
  • Smoking GNU: How about cremated and the ashes being in the next hellfire missile shot from a drone in the middle east? Go out with a bang.


    There's really three things we can do: burn her, bury her, or dump her.
  • I hope my last sip from the government tit is to be buried at the county's expense.
  • notmtwain: Rock Island/ Iowa Stubborn  (original movie cast)

    Oh, there's nothing halfway
    About the Iowa way to treat you,
    When we treat you
    Which we may not do at all.
    There's an Iowa kind of special Chip-on-the-shoulder attitude.
    We've never been without.
    That we recall.We can be cold
    As our falling thermometers in December
    If you ask about our weather in July.
    And we're so by God stubborn
    We could stand touchin' noses
    For a week at a time
    And never see eye-to-eye.
    But what the heck, you're welcome,
    Join us at the picnic.
    You can eat your fill
    Of all the food you bring yourself.
    You really ought to give Iowa a try.
    Provided you are contrary,
    We can be cold
    As our falling thermometer in December
    If you ask about our weather in July.
    And we're so by God stubborn
    We can stand touchin' noses
    For a week at a timeAnd never see eye-to-eye.
    But we'll give you our shirt
    And a back to go with it
    If your crops should happen to die.
    Farmer:So, what the heck,
    you're welcome,
    Glad to have you with us.
    Farmer and Wife:Even though we may not ever mention it again.
    Townspeople:You really ought to give Hawkeye Dubuque, DesMoines, Davenport, Marshalltown,Mason City, Keokuk, Ames,Clear Lake  Ought to give Iowa a try!


    I was going to type a longer reply, but I guess the song's kinda right.

    /from iowa.
  • Cremate me and pour my ashes in the gas tank of my closest enemy's car.
  • show me: Who cares where the lump of organic material that looks sort of like what used to be a person rots? I've never understood this.


    My fiancee and I have butted heads over this kind of discussion though. My philosophy is that in my lifetime I have consumed the flora and fauna of this planet and have cultivated an ecosystem of little micro organisms thanks to that transfer of energy. Why should I deprive other kinds of flora and fauna from benefiting from me? And to speed along the process I have stated to him and my loved ones that I don't want to be pumped full of chemicals and preservatives and don't require a lead lined, air tight coffin.

    Fiancee thinks it's still a waste of real estate (even though most cemeteries that cater to my kinds of wishes tend to be used as park land). So he said if I die before him he's going to cremate me "but it's ok because I'm going to spread your ashes under a sapling somewhere."

    Nice to know I need to do an extra legal step for these kinds of wishes.
  • cptjeff: They're dead, they have no way of knowing.


    Quite apart from the fact that that's a highly debated point, there's also the fact that we here on Earth DO know, and we can thus predict what will happen to our bodies after we die.  If I live in a land where I see everyone around me treating the remains of their deceased as mere garbage, I then know that is how MY remains will be treated after I die.  And however true it may be that I won't care AFTER I'm dead, I care about it NOW, while I'm still alive.
  • KatjaMouse: show me: Who cares where the lump of organic material that looks sort of like what used to be a person rots? I've never understood this.

    My fiancee and I have butted heads over this kind of discussion though. My philosophy is that in my lifetime I have consumed the flora and fauna of this planet and have cultivated an ecosystem of little micro organisms thanks to that transfer of energy. Why should I deprive other kinds of flora and fauna from benefiting from me? And to speed along the process I have stated to him and my loved ones that I don't want to be pumped full of chemicals and preservatives and don't require a lead lined, air tight coffin.

    Fiancee thinks it's still a waste of real estate (even though most cemeteries that cater to my kinds of wishes tend to be used as park land). So he said if I die before him he's going to cremate me "but it's ok because I'm going to spread your ashes under a sapling somewhere."

    Nice to know I need to do an extra legal step for these kinds of wishes.


    You two are arguing over how to feed bacteria?
  • ciberido: cptjeff: They're dead, they have no way of knowing.

    Quite apart from the fact that that's a highly debated point[...]



    Not by the dead!
  • Peace, love, dope!  Now get the hell out of here!

    1) Put dead ten foiled hats in boat on ocean
    2) Take boat out until you can't see land
    3) Throw dead ten foiled hats' ass overboard
    4) Success!

    /No doubt the instructions in my fark post conveying my wishes will be followed.
  • 1996: Separates
    2012: Visits husband. Dies.
    "I just want all of you to know that this is very important to me and because you all love and respect me, I know that you will see that my wishes are carried out," the letter said."
    2013: Husband wins right to bury her where he pleases

    Husband is serving his revenge cold. He is a lawyer after all.
  • But although Whalen had named her sister executor and detailed the burial wishes in her will, she did not designate anyone to handle burial arrangements on her health care power of attorney declaration.

    So she did not fill out the appropriate form to convey her wishes in the precise legal language? Seems a drastic violation of the spirit of the law. Where you are buried should not be a concern aside from sanitation and modicum of respect for loved ones, but when people express arrangements explicitly we should follow them.
  • show me: Who cares where the lump of organic material that looks sort of like what used to be a person rots? I've never understood this.


    It doesn't matter whether you understand it. SHE understood it. It's her body; she put in writing to the executor of her will where she wanted to be buried, and she should have been buried there.

    But no, there's always some power-hungry, vindictive asshole to fark things up. And that person is usually a family member.
  • cptjeff: They're dead, they have no way of knowing.

    ...

    So yeah- naked in a hole, or cool gothic cemetery with mausoleum and statuary where people actually wander around. Just no suburban mediocrity, please.


    What do you care? You'll have no way of knowing.
  • UsikFark: ciberido: cptjeff: They're dead, they have no way of knowing.

    Quite apart from the fact that that's a highly debated point[...]


    Not by the dead!


    You really think the dead don't debate?  I'm sure there are lawyers in hell.
  • I want my body to be buried on whatever planet is closed to the center of our galaxy. Not enough money in my estate? I don't care, just DO it!
  • show me: Who cares where the lump of organic material that looks sort of like what used to be a person rots? I've never understood this.


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  • KatjaMouse: show me: Who cares where the lump of organic material that looks sort of like what used to be a person rots? I've never understood this.

    My fiancee and I have butted heads over this kind of discussion though. My philosophy is that in my lifetime I have consumed the flora and fauna of this planet and have cultivated an ecosystem of little micro organisms thanks to that transfer of energy. Why should I deprive other kinds of flora and fauna from benefiting from me? And to speed along the process I have stated to him and my loved ones that I don't want to be pumped full of chemicals and preservatives and don't require a lead lined, air tight coffin.

    Fiancee thinks it's still a waste of real estate (even though most cemeteries that cater to my kinds of wishes tend to be used as park land). So he said if I die before him he's going to cremate me "but it's ok because I'm going to spread your ashes under a sapling somewhere."

    Nice to know I need to do an extra legal step for these kinds of wishes.


    I don't think health and safety laws will allow your type of burial. Check for details.
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