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#60460 - 10/26/11 12:28 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Vinter]
Jake999 Offline
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#60461 - 10/26/11 12:59 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Jake999]
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"QED"

I think that reaffirms my ego at the same time it makes me out to be the dork-ass nerd that I am.
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#60462 - 10/26/11 01:02 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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I too am going to have my body cremated once I have no further need of it, because I am sentimental enough about it not to want it to slowly rot, get maggot/worm-eaten, or dug up and reanimated by a zombifier [if I'm not operating it, I don't want anyone else to either].

Am thinking of having its ashes blended with sand and made into a serial-numbered set of elegant 3-minute egg-timers (small hourglasses), presented to friends. That way I will have OU as well as SU immortality, as just turning me upside-down will help them to control their long-distance phone call costs, or of course time boiling eggs. Doubtless some of these will eventually turn up on eBay, and I will be curious to see how much they bring.

In addition to complimentary ones to friends, I am also considering making some available for commercial pre-order, but haven't decided whether orders should be accepted from enemies or jerks.

Anything left over will be properly urned, along with stuff I want to take along [Tut had the right idea here] and an atomic-powered [by then] iPhone 8S-A so that anyone can call me and say a posthumous hello, or Nameless Rites, or crank calls, or phone solicitations, etc. The inscription will have a starting date but of course no ending one, since my ka will keep right on going.
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#60466 - 10/26/11 06:16 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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When my own time comes, I'm hoping that I can justify using a quote from Hilaire Belloc as my epitaph:

HIS SINS WERE SCARLET,
BUT HIS BOOKS WERE READ.
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#60467 - 10/26/11 06:50 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Goliath]
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HU was this!
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#60492 - 10/27/11 10:12 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Oxus]
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Something quick on my urn...."That was "IT"? Really?!" I figure if I have to be so serious in death I certainly wasn't much fun during life. I would really prefer to be remembered by those that matter to me as someone that could laugh and smile at life itself, as much as possible.

Edited by Nyte (10/27/11 10:20 PM)
Edit Reason: sleepy fingers...my bad
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#60504 - 10/28/11 12:38 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Nyte]
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I like Nyte's reference to laughter as memoriam. Humour is a hugely important part of my life, both "structured" humour as in stand-up and sketches and the spontaneous wit which can defeat pomposity in an instant and make a table full of people roar in appreciation.

With this in mind, I think something like, "S/He made people laugh" would be a good epitaph for me; it's equally applicable to those who laughed at me as to those who saw the joke and laughed with me. \:\)
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#63403 - 01/06/12 08:01 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Bloodmoon]
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I Totally am with Dr Aquino on wanting to be cremated instead of buried.I think it would be interesting to have my ashes thrown into a volacano,in the ocean,and outer space. For these three places are the most mysterious and dark.


If I had a tombstone it would say "Im dead leave me the fuck alone already".

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#64876 - 02/25/12 02:31 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
namingthestars Offline
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Registered: 02/21/12
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A quote by Alan Harrington, whose book, The Immortalist, I've been working on reading in between other books. "Death is an imposition on the human race and is no longer acceptable." I want people who see my tombstone to be reminded that death isn't just or dignified or okay or anything else like that.
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#64912 - 02/26/12 10:22 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: namingthestars]
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Registered: 10/25/09
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I started a similar thread at another forum a few years ago. I received a lot of interesting responses, but the one that stuck with me was “He did what he wanted to do.” My contribution was the darkly humorous “You’re next.” Thinking about it some more, however, I would want to leave my daughter something comforting and inspirational. For now at least, I’d like my inscription to read “Angelica, death can take my body, but it can’t take my love for you. Go get ‘em, kiddo.”
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#64924 - 02/26/12 03:30 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
Michael A.Aquino Offline
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One of the problems with tombstones is limited space. I am pleased to report that modern computer technology has finally solved this vexing problem. You can now not only make your inscription & illustration as elaborate as desired, but make all sorts of art, writings, and discussions available - including private messages to friends or fiends you may wish to validictate to. Probably this will develop to AI levels, so that you can program your attitudes and opinions into a robot that can have real-time conversations with visitors. A holographic projection of you (suitably idealized to remove flab & zits, enhance physique/figure, and so forth) should be along eventually.
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#64928 - 02/26/12 04:37 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
detrevni Offline
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Registered: 02/06/12
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I did a bit of ancestry and one of my acestors' tombstone read

"Death is a debt,
to nature due
Which I have paid,
and so must you."

I always liked that. I believe that was originally from a writer, but I don't recall.
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#64938 - 02/27/12 08:43 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Registered: 02/23/12
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Loc: York, Pa
Very interesting question. I haven't ever really thought about it before so that actually makes me stop and think. I suppose if it were myself writing it, it would something like:

"Dead, but lives in eternal bliss"
or
"Died knowing true love and happiness"

An if someone was to write it for me it might say something like:

"Brought joy and happiness to her husband whom loved her dearly"
or
"A sad, depressed bitch"
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#65004 - 02/28/12 09:13 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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My tombstone should say something that will mortify and cause the goosebumps to be visible to the naked eye and the hair on ones neck to stand vertically- followed by a demented joke. Here's a shot at this model ...

"Here lies the LAST man you ever thought would matter because he's theistic, but he's the FIRST man you will encounter in the Dark Lord's Hell! Thine pitchfork paleth in comparison to the Black Flame Sword that rests in the Almighty Left Hand of this here comrade! But bring a few strippers and some blow and he'll let you serve him by punishing the likes of Eddie Long and prophets of "righteousness"!"

Speaking of Eddie Long - he has since resorted to gay porn since losing members of his congregation due to the teen boy sex scandal - his porn name is Sweaty Slong!
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#66507 - 05/02/12 08:38 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Vinter]
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Registered: 04/05/12
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Mine would have the inscription: "Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter" with an arrow pointing down to my grave.

Edit** that is if I were to have a grave. I do plan on being cremated.


Edited by JohnnySixes (05/02/12 08:40 PM)
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