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August 28th, 2008
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The Most Important Question Of The Day

It's important, really

Cremation
42(89.4%)
Burial
5(10.6%)


Today's lovely and cheerful poll brought to you by mle292

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From:ericcoleman
Date:August 28th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
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I personally want to be cremated and have my ashes thrown in a certain person's face ... and a winky button to anyone who can tell me to whom that is originally attributed.
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From:tlunquist
Date:August 28th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
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Perhaps "funeral" vs. "wake" would be a good follow-up poll.
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From:tigertoy
Date:August 28th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
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If you really want to posthumously discomfit that special someone, wouldn't it be better to have your *non*-cremated remains thrown in their face?
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From:ericcoleman
Date:August 28th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, but it would take too many people to throw me ... ashes are easier to haul
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From:cjfringe
Date:August 28th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
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I might prefer cremation, but the religion says burial only.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:August 28th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
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According to many religions I'm going to burn in hell, so I may as well burn here too
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From:twoofdtm
Date:August 28th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
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Cause you know... you're SO Kosher.

I mean... Kosher Kosher. :P
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From:cjfringe
Date:August 29th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
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:-P

As for cremation, I think my friend said it best at his father's funeral when they went to scatter the ashes and a wind came up:
"I had the unfortunate experience of brushing my father off my shoes."
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From:jcw_da_dmg
Date:August 28th, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC)
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Whatever will cost my niece less.
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From:dek9
Date:August 28th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
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I have told everyone that I know that I want to be cremated, and if I am not I will come back and haunt EVERY person I've EVER told.

I'm counting on my afterlife self to remember all of them.
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From:archiver_tim
Date:August 28th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
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It would be better to shoot my ashes into the sun (our sun Sol), so that my remaining atoms can get heavier when the sun goes Nova. However, I think if we really did try to shoot something like my remains at the sun, the solar winds would push it back into space.
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From:tigertoy
Date:August 28th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
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The only thing really appealing about cremation is the possibility of having bits of my ashes spread in multiple places that matter to me.

There is, however, nothing whatsoever the least bit appealing about being buried in a sealed casket and burial vault. Return me to the world, even if you must reduce me pretty much to atoms first.

Feed me to tigers. Leave my carcass on a mountaintop for the vultures. Make Soylent Green and have a party. Cremate me as a last resort. But don't bury me unless you really need to show how much you hate me -- and if the feeling is mutual I'll come back to haunt you.
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From:shsilver
Date:August 28th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
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Please don't bury me
Down in that cold cold ground
No, I'd druther have "em" cut me up
And pass me all around
Throw my brain into a hurricane
And the blind can have my eyes
And the deaf can take both of my ears
If they don't mind the size
Give my stomach to Milwaukee
If they run out of beer
Put my socks in a cedar box
Just get "em" out of here
Venus de Milo can have my arms
Look out! I've got your nose
Sell my heart to the junkman
And give my love to Rose
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From:born_to_me
Date:August 28th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
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I chose cremation, but I still want the majority of my ashes buried. I already own my plot and another one beside, so we will probably be buried half there and half on the family plot in Montana. I will probably ask that some ashes be reserved for scattering purposes.

I'm the only person I've ever known who's owned their own burial plot their entire life. :-)

And this is what will be on my headstone:

Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you grave for me:
Here he lies where he longed to be;
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.


-Requiem, by Robert Louis Stevenson
From:artpaulrocks
Date:August 28th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
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Wait a minute you live up in Viking territory what about leaving the body on a boat floating out into the water ?
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From:jannyblue
Date:August 28th, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
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You do know that they usually light those boats on fire, right?
From:artpaulrocks
Date:August 28th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
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Oh I thought they just sent the body away on the water.

Still if you are dead it won't matter because you can't feel anything.
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From:jannyblue
Date:August 29th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
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I suppose you wouldn't, no.

I've mostly seen this in movies, so it might not be totally accurate.
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