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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.
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.
notmtwain: Rock Island/ Iowa Stubborn (original movie cast)Oh, there's nothing halfwayAbout the Iowa way to treat you,When we treat youWhich 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 coldAs our falling thermometers in DecemberIf you ask about our weather in July.And we're so by God stubbornWe could stand touchin' nosesFor a week at a timeAnd never see eye-to-eye.But what the heck, you're welcome,Join us at the picnic.You can eat your fillOf all the food you bring yourself.You really ought to give Iowa a try.Provided you are contrary,We can be coldAs our falling thermometer in DecemberIf you ask about our weather in July.And we're so by God stubbornWe can stand touchin' nosesFor a week at a timeAnd never see eye-to-eye.But we'll give you our shirtAnd a back to go with itIf 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!
cptjeff: They're dead, they have no way of knowing.
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.
ciberido: cptjeff: They're dead, they have no way of knowing.Quite apart from the fact that that's a highly debated point[...]
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.
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!
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