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#59194 - 09/18/11 05:14 PM Your Tombstone Inscription?
Michael A.Aquino Offline
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It's never too early to start planning ...

Mine: "Seemed like a nice enough guy. Little fucked up though."

Lilith's: "It's been fun, but I have to scream now."

Instead of the "RIP" at the top, we're both planning on "WTF".
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#59212 - 09/18/11 11:08 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Awesome thought and interesting thread title.

Something I never thought about too much I'm more interested in being cremated and getting mixed in tattoo ink for many years to come.

If I were going to be buried in the family plot maybe something along the lines of "Enjoy your day, my time is over or You must feel really stupid reading some dead guys tomestone.

~T~
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#59219 - 09/19/11 02:30 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: ta2zz]
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That's an interesting thought actually. The only two that come to mind are first:

"I'm dead, stop visiting me, go do something more productive"

or

"Don't step on the grass.... seriously I'll grab you"

Now I'll have to think about that more, if I were cremated I would probably want the jar to have an engraving like. "I'm watching you"
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#59226 - 09/19/11 04:22 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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I found mine in the novel "Vampire$" by John Steakley:

"Not one single damn regret."

It seemed oddly appropriate.
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#59234 - 09/19/11 12:02 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: SkaffenAmtiskaw]
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This.

http://lesterjoseph.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/2011-02-23-afk.png

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#59246 - 09/19/11 06:27 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Managor]
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Mine will read: 'Hey, where's that ten bucks you still owe me?'
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#59254 - 09/19/11 07:41 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Some ideas here ...
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#59256 - 09/19/11 07:48 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Wonderful stuff, Dr Aquino! Some of the comments are a little . . . erm . . .
Anyway, I always rather fancied, "THIS ONE'S ON ME". \:\)
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#59266 - 09/20/11 12:37 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: felixgarnet]
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I've never thought about it, but first idea, which came in my mind could be: 'I was in the past, who you are now - enjoy life!' Or something like that...
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#59476 - 09/25/11 04:28 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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My inscription: "Why are you reading a tombstone?"

Or this: "He didn't give a shit when he was alive. Nothing has changed."

Or this: "Piss on this tombstone and see if you can get away with it..."
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#59493 - 09/25/11 04:50 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Ashley Corinne]
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I realize this is meant in a non serious manner in most cases but on a more serious note I'd wish for only my name to be written along with the relevant dates.

Perhaps my family could include something in the note of death in the newspaper but even then I'd prefer something serious that actually meant something more than just being a joke.

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#60396 - 10/24/11 03:46 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: TheInsane]
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I think I would prefer to be burned/cremated. This way my energy can withstand with whoever remains. The earth will eventually die whether my body contributes to it or not. I would say that I care but to be honest I really don't. Such is the nature of the game.

If my urn had an inscription I suppose I would prefer a sigil or some sort of spiritual representation.

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#60412 - 10/24/11 11:33 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: halfchaos]
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I once had an aquaintance who said this to me, after getting to know me better...." When I first met you I thought you were the nicest guy I'd ever met, but now I realize you're nothing like that"...it really made me smile.
I'd like a similar sentiment expressed on my tombstone if I'm buried.
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#60417 - 10/25/11 01:15 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: RAIDER]
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General reply;

"Fuck off and die!" works well. But I wonder how long it would be allowed to remain being so antisocial and all.

~T~
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#60459 - 10/26/11 10:31 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: ta2zz]
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Not that it's something I would have chosen for myself, but I have always found this little epitaph which Norwegian author Johan Herman Wessel (1742-1785) wrote to himself quite funny (freely translated):

Han aad og drak, var aldrig glad (: He ate and drank, was never happy)
Hans Støvlehæle gik han skieve (: His boot heels were sloping)
Han ingen Ting bestille gad (: He didn't care for ordering a thing)
Tilsidst han gad ei heller leve (: At last he didn't care for living)

His poems are so pessimistic they actually strike me as quite funny. Black humor from the 1700s.

Edit: It's called "Digterens Gravskrift over sig selv", or "The poet's epitaph on himself".


Edited by Vinter (10/26/11 10:37 AM)

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#60460 - 10/26/11 12:28 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Vinter]
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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]
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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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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]
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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]
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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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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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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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#66539 - 05/04/12 04:17 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: JohnnySixes]
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Wasn't it Spike Milligan who had "I told you I was ill!" written on his tombstone?

My own?
"Nope, still no change."
or (aping Magritte)
"This is not a Tombstone."

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#66877 - 05/22/12 03:13 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Cremated here too! My ancestors cremated their bodies and I will too. Tombstones are ridiculous. If you want to know my last message to the world it is something like a line from the dark tower series

There are other worlds than these

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#67041 - 05/26/12 01:44 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Wilbur]
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I think that im going to have to go with gods final message to his creation (in the hitch hikers guide)

“We apologise for the inconvenience.”

and for a good laugh click here..

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#67305 - 06/14/12 07:25 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Vinter]
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As a monument installer I see more and more people getting their own personal monument before they die. A.M.A. is right it's never to early to start enjoying the after life and what better way to do that than to buy your grave and have someone put the stone of your choosing in place so you may experience what your final resting place will be.

I personally have gone with a small pyramid made out of green marble from Italy. It 3'x 3'x 3'high. It sits at the head of a black granite grave cap. I like it a lot and I am grateful that I am able to enjoy my own grave.

Nothing twisted about that.

My uncle laughed himself dumb because it's a green pyramid. It's a trip! It is always a good idea to make your stone personal because to many lives are just a hyphen. Look at the dates 1900-2001, 1885-1925, and so on and so forth. The person's whole life is summed up with a little dash "-".

It tells me nothing of whoever had lived only when they were born and when they died. However I have not chosen an inscription but that's not a problem cause you can get someone to come out to the cemetery for $50/caricature.

Enjoy your life now not after.
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#68018 - 06/29/12 11:25 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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 Originally Posted By: Michael A.Aquino
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]


I don't know how people can be okay with being buried in the ground. It's so disgusting! Cremation is clean, and there are lots of creative things you can have done with your ashes.

I was thinking of having my urn covered in small print quotes such as:

(on the front)
  • The very existence of flamethrowers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, "You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done." - George Carlin
  • Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life. - Terry Pratchett
  • Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down. - Woody Allen
  • He's spending a year dead for tax reasons. - Douglas Adams

(And more somberly, but still in good humour on the back)
  • If it’s true that our species is alone in the universe, then I’d have to say that the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little. - George Carlin
  • It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things. - Terry Pratchett
  • The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head. - Terry Pratchett
  • There are hardly any excesses of the most crazed psychopath that cannot easily be duplicated by a normal kindly family man who just comes in to work every day and has a job to do. - Terry Pratchett

and so on.
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#70293 - 08/16/12 08:21 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Vinter]
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Since I'm not imaginative to think of one for after I get the hell out of Tennessee, I'll go with one that would work for right now:

"He chased a different dream....even to the next world.

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#70609 - 09/01/12 09:19 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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I kinda like a Metallica lyric for my stone:

"My body lies, but still I roam."

Seems like it would catch a few eyes and make them think.
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#70613 - 09/02/12 12:18 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: The Blackangel]
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I own a plot next to my maternal grandfather. It is a humbling feeling to go out there. I'll go with my sig for now. I hope after I take a dirt nap: the rains abound, the crops return, and the flood is unleashed.
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#71599 - 10/07/12 08:40 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Le Deluge]
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I have no strong feeling on the subject.
And since I'm not there to witness it; I do not care much how my family wishes to dispose of my remains.
Funerals are for those left behind and will probably involve grief.
Let them do what they want, as long as it helps them, I say...

But; in order to join in on this friendly and light-hearted banter.

Tombstone:

Going... Going... Gone!!!
Sold to the hoofed Gentleman in the back row.

Cremated:

Scattered here:

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#71602 - 10/07/12 11:09 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Woland]
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 Originally Posted By: Woland
I have no strong feeling on the subject.
And since I'm not there to witness it; I do not care much how my family wishes to dispose of my remains.
Funerals are for those left behind and will probably involve grief.
Let them do what they want, as long as it helps them, I say...

But; in order to join in on this friendly and light-hearted banter.

Tombstone:

Going... Going... Gone!!!
Sold to the hoofed Gentleman in the back row.

Cremated:

Scattered here:



I gained a great deal of respect for you in this post. My only complaint is that you didn't pick the perfect "sunset". It was good, no question. Superlative even.

However, this:



should prove a nice counterpoint.

JK


Edited by Diavolo (10/07/12 02:39 PM)
Edit Reason: changed image format
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#71603 - 10/07/12 11:30 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Woland]
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 Originally Posted By: Woland
I have no strong feeling on the subject.
And since I'm not there to witness it; I do not care much how my family wishes to dispose of my remains.
Funerals are for those left behind and will probably involve grief.
Let them do what they want, as long as it helps them, I say...

But; in order to join in on this friendly and light-hearted banter.

Tombstone:

Going... Going... Gone!!!
Sold to the hoofed Gentleman in the back row.

Cremated:

Scattered here:



Nice. I can't say I'd really thought about an actual epitaph until this thread. My family seems to have developed an odd system. My grandpa was actually cremated. 1/2 in the urn underground + 1/2 spread over his favorite spot. I seem to be the only other taker for the dirt nap half lol. Will make for some good haunting.
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#71613 - 10/07/12 10:53 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Jason King]
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 Originally Posted By: Jason King
My only complaint is that you didn't pick the perfect "sunset". It was good, no question. Superlative even.

However, this:



should prove a nice counterpoint.

JK


Thank you Mr. King.

The picture in question is of my homestead, well north of the Arctic circle, and actually taken in the middle of the night.

If you are in want of the same location; with the perfect sunset?
Only to happy to oblige:


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#71626 - 10/08/12 02:13 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Woland]
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There was such topic on SIN, so I posted this picture... thats the funniest I've found...

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#72198 - 10/26/12 08:45 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Naama]
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I could not bear having a serious gravestone. I love gallows humor. Anyway, my gravestone:

"Here lies a Nigerian prince forced to create gravestones. Please wire 2000 USD"
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#73575 - 12/04/12 06:57 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: blackblooded]
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"The wifi sucks down here."



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#73585 - 12/04/12 07:57 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Yet more proof that you can find anything on the Internet ...

The more I think of it, the more I like the idea of a jack-in-the-box replicAquino, suitably postmortemchic, triggered by close-up sonar, to give visitors a sudden greeting [then automatically resetting itself].
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#73600 - 12/05/12 09:29 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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I have never liked the idea of being buried in the ground. It's always been written and well known that I want to be cremated. We cremated our son and for personal purposes, he is at home with us. My parents also want to be cremated.

It's cheaper and it makes better sense to bring them home with you. Even if it's for a short time period. Should I ever be able to part ways with my son, I might find a nice spot for him but for now, here he stays..
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#74789 - 01/23/13 07:37 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Vinter]
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I want my grave to be as inconspicuous as possible.Maybe just a stone to mark it.I have opted for natural burial.No,coffin,no embalming and buried in just a shroud.I have also chosen to be buried by a stream on a private piece of land.I could care less about leaving a message for posterity.
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#74794 - 01/23/13 08:19 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Blackbanner]
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 Originally Posted By: Blackbanner
I want my grave to be as inconspicuous as possible.Maybe just a stone to mark it.I have opted for natural burial.No,coffin,no embalming and buried in just a shroud.I have also chosen to be buried by a stream on a private piece of land.I could care less about leaving a message for posterity.

That might lend an interesting flavor to the water downriver. Alternatively that veneralble 1960s group the Fugs had a rather romantic idea ...
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#74927 - 01/27/13 10:11 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Well Michael,

I enjoyed your comment especially The Fugs tunes.The essential Lower east side counter culture band.I like their ideas on burial.
Thanks for finding that and sharing it.

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#74930 - 01/27/13 10:34 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Blackbanner]
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That lyrics page is unfortunately missing the quintessential Fugs song, "BoobsALot". Kids today just don't know what quality rock music is.

The Fugs' Ed Sanders went on to write a colorful memoir of "all that", not to mention the definitive study of the Manson Family, The Family.
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#74944 - 01/29/13 07:44 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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On topic, I'd like to forego the tombstone. I always thought that the ol' Viking funeral would be cool... wrap me up in an oil-soaked shroud, put me in a canoe and push me out to sea. Then the archer lights his arrow and sets me ablaze once I'm out a ways.

(Off topic, and in reply to Michael Aquino, I LOVE the Fugs! RIP Tuli Kupferberg! "Nothing" and "The Ten Commandments" are a couple of my faves, but yes, "BoobsALot" is amazing. "Gotta like something. Might as well like boobs.")
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#76289 - 05/07/13 07:58 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Octavius]
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I think I'd have to go with the opening words in Cradle of Filth's song Lord Abortion: "Care for a little necrophilia, hm?".
Just imagine the surprise, on the face of the observer.
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#85377 - 02/26/14 09:26 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Carved ultra heavy into it, mine would be: “I’LL BE BACK.”

Hilarious!

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#85410 - 02/27/14 06:34 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Ferox]
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#85411 - 02/27/14 07:48 AM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Interesting topic. I had to think About this one for a while.

My ideal, tombstone inscription: it wouldn't be the inscription, so much as the tombstone itself, which would be shaped like a large coffin standing up. On one side, would be the normal inscription stuff (maybe an inverted Pentagram or something) but on the OTHER side, the coffin/tombstone would be made of glass, revealing the hollow inside of the tombstone with my rotting corpse in it! Preferably with my middle finger up and a creepy smile.

Of course, this is hardly realistic and probably illegal.
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#85436 - 02/27/14 11:04 PM Re: Your Tombstone Inscription? [Re: CalvertBrown7]
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I would think this could likely be done in a private tomb in today's world. Google search "buried on his Harley", he went in the ground but why not a tomb?

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