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(Guardian Unlimited)   Remember the bodies found behind the crematorium? The story is a lot worse that was initially reported.   (guardian.co.uk ) divider line
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2002-02-18 05:39:54 PM  
Republicans and Democrats: I expect you all to be hard at work linking this to Clinton or Bush. The president is responsible, this has to have been caused by one of them.

I await your findings.
 
2002-02-18 05:43:51 PM  
1000's of bodies...Holy geez.

Just think how much work this is for everyone. Identifying 1000's of bodies using only dna and dental records. That sickens me more than anything.
 
2002-02-18 05:45:18 PM  
The president is responsible, this has to have been caused by one of them.
 
2002-02-18 05:45:24 PM  
I fail to understand why this is such a big deal. The bodies were embalmed and treated in such a way there was no chance of disease and the neighborhood dogs weren't dragging legbones home to chew on. Dead is dead and burying or cremating won't change that.
 
2002-02-18 05:45:45 PM  
I'm so proud of my state.
 
2002-02-18 05:46:25 PM  
HughJass: Oops didn't see your post.
 
2002-02-18 05:46:30 PM  
I'd hate to have been fishing in that nearby lake for the past several years and then hear about this. Just the thought makes you want to give up catfish forever, huh?
 
2002-02-18 05:46:47 PM  
Sounds like a freaking X-Files episode.
 
2002-02-18 05:47:05 PM  
Hellohowareyou,
Congrats on distinguishing that you are the Newbie Idiot of this thread. Your prize is a date with the corpse of your choice mentioned in the news article. I'm sure you read the article, right?

[image from cnn.com too old to be available]

"I did not have any sexual relations with any of those corpses."
 
2002-02-18 05:47:13 PM  
Groundskeeper Wanted:
Must have strong lawn mower with sharp blades. Must have liked movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Return of the Living Dead. I mean, REALLY liked those movies. Apply in person at Ye Old Creepy Crematorium.
 
2002-02-18 05:47:16 PM  
Supa Supa Neat-o!

I hope this gets turned into a video-game. Sim Gravedigger.
 
2002-02-18 05:48:54 PM  
I had completely forgotten about that.. I've got to work on my short term memory... :)

actually, I saw this movie.. it was called Poltergeist. I'm yeah, I'm gonna wait on that new pool.
 
2002-02-18 05:48:58 PM  
eeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
 
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2002-02-18 05:49:07 PM  
Get over it. They are corpses. I really don't think they care where they are rotting, because THEY ARE ALREADY DEAD!
 
2002-02-18 05:49:44 PM  
I don't understand what the big deal is?
just get the crematorium running again and burn the bodies.
end of story.
 
2002-02-18 05:50:05 PM  
Just in time for the Evil Dead Anniversary! M00-AH-AH-AH!!
 
2002-02-18 05:51:35 PM  
you don't find it odd that this guy, who still lives with his mom, on the grounds of a crematorium has thousands of unburied bodies lying around his property, some of which are at least 10 years old?

yeah, this guy isn't straight out of a bad movie at all.
totally normal.
 
2002-02-18 05:52:04 PM  
last paragraph of that article was perhaps unintentionally revealing: how many underhanded cemetary owners wouldn't ship off their dead bodies to some guy, so they could re-use the plot??? How much would they pay? Some of the bodies they're finding had been buried, folks. Not all were intended to be cremated. One guy wouldn't go around digging up that many bodies, but lots of cemetary owners, each digging up a few, and shipping them to him is far more likely. I expect this to be the tip of the iceberg.
 
2002-02-18 05:54:07 PM  
one word: vampires
 
2002-02-18 05:57:20 PM  
Hmmm....thousands of dead Americans in Walker County? John Walker charged with conspiring to kill thousands of Americans? I smell something rotten in the state of Georgia.

OK, I know, totally unrelated, but I'm still trying to figure out why a state of emergency was called. Somebody wanna help me with this?
 
2002-02-18 05:57:37 PM  
Let's blame Carter.

[image from futureharvest.org too old to be available]
 
2002-02-18 05:58:30 PM  
I smell a stinky lawsuit.
 
2002-02-18 05:58:56 PM  
I just saw a news report on this, and a curious family dug up their son's remains (not buried at the crematorium). On closer inspection, they found out that the ashes were really ground up concrete and gravel... What the hell were these people trying to do?
 
2002-02-18 06:00:43 PM  
They really should film a horror movie there really quick before they clean it all up. That would make some KILLER effects.
 
2002-02-18 06:00:50 PM  
two words: vampires seismograph
 
2002-02-18 06:01:43 PM  
Hansmoleman: Good point. Maybe an Ed Gein wannabe?

Mole4hire: Dude that's a freaky thought.
 
2002-02-18 06:02:02 PM  
Ok, back to the politics.

I suspect this cremator is a Republican, so therefore FARK is biased against the Republican party, and possibly all elephants. FARK obviously is the latest, greatest secret weapon of the Democrat party.

And when you download MP3s, you are really downloading communism.
 
2002-02-18 06:02:54 PM  
I KICK ASS FOR THE LORD!
 
2002-02-18 06:04:14 PM  
Mytwocents: It's a national emergency because there is a convention of necrophiliacs right up the road.
 
2002-02-18 06:05:36 PM  
Let the bodies hit the floWHAAAAA!
 
2002-02-18 06:06:29 PM  
If you've ever worked in a funeral home, you know that the ashes have small bits of bone in them. I wonder why the families didn't notice this. Human bones are stubborn in the grinder and don't easily break into a powder. My friends mother snuffed it and I carefully looked in the urn to see that it was indeed human remains. Nothing like getting shafted for the last time in your life to really make eternity shiatty ^_^
 
jph
2002-02-18 06:06:56 PM  
Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him well.
 
2002-02-18 06:07:25 PM  
Do you think that guy decorated for holloween? I bet his decorations looked REAL.
 
2002-02-18 06:08:44 PM  
"A skull to your right, a leg bone to your left, a rib cage not too many feet away,"
 
2002-02-18 06:09:09 PM  
Too bad georgia already has the peach on their quarter. Someone please ps a georgia quarter with corpses on it.
 
2002-02-18 06:11:07 PM  
This is all happening less than 50 miles from my home....
 
2002-02-18 06:11:09 PM  
Oh, Glenlivid Now I see, glad I was too busy to go this year...ooopppsss
 
2002-02-18 06:11:12 PM  
Why is it a big deal? Cause it's farking creepy, that's why!!
 
2002-02-18 06:11:16 PM  
"I don't know which is worse, him dying or this."

I'm not sure many people would agree with this statement.
 
2002-02-18 06:11:51 PM  
far out.


"Brent Marsh is treasurer of his local Baptist church, attends bible class regularly and is a member of the county board of family service"


Not that that means anything, but it's um, interesting.
 
2002-02-18 06:12:55 PM  
This is such a big deal, because on the basest of levels, this freak-o took a lot of people's money for a service he didn't perform. Fraud is the only thing he's being charged with for now.

Also, the article didn't mention that the state of Georgia requires bodies to be embalmed before creamtion. So yes, there could be corpses just rotting away. And I don't think you can pitch an embalmed human body any ol' where. Those chemicals will leak into the ground if the bodies aren't in a casket or what have you.

And this guy is a gigantic ass who decieved people who were grieving.

He should be kicked repeatedly.
 
2002-02-18 06:14:09 PM  
Is it just me or does this all have a creepy low budget hooror movie vibe?

This is very close to that shiatty movie "Jeepers Creepers"

Next we will hear reports of a flying bat monster man runnig amuck in Atlanta...
 
2002-02-18 06:14:10 PM  
This whole thing is a great massively distributed halloween costume in the making. Every farker can go as a corpse, and collectively we can claim to be "that crematory in Georga". Or not.

I agree with whoever was blaming Carter.
 
2002-02-18 06:14:57 PM  
Galadriel: Oh yeah...then there's that.

I just can't wait to hear the story on this! I've neglected to do the recycling for a couple of months, and I always put off the laundry, but burning the bodies is hard to gloss over.
 
2002-02-18 06:17:25 PM  
Get a bulldozer, excavate a mass grave, build a memorial over the top and turn it into a tourist attraction.

Perfect for the whole family, the kids would love it!
 
2002-02-18 06:18:48 PM  
BuzzBin? "A skull to your right, a leg bone to your left, a rib cage not too many feet away,"...aren't those the directions to do the hokey pokey??
 
2002-02-18 06:19:39 PM  
Okay, was this guy:

1. Playing with the corpses like life-size action figures?
2. Using them in some sort of bizarre "Satanic" rituals?
3. Trying to create an army of "zombies" a la Dahmer?
4. Having sex with the corpses?
5. Just a lazy bum who couldn't get the incinerator working?
6. Getting ready to apply for an NEA grant for performance art in which he first sodomizes and then cremates hundreds of corpses all at once, as a protest of how capitalism enslaves and victimizes the human race?
7. Working on a source of alternative energy ("I call it, 'Corpsaline'!")?
8. A supplier of "bits" for "Kibbles 'n' Bits"?
9. Just really lonely?
 
2002-02-18 06:20:09 PM  
big deal. they are dead. burn'em, bury'em, farking send them into outerspace...

nope, everyone feels the need to freak out about issues that are best left in the past.

shoulda got a stupid tag.
 
2002-02-18 06:20:36 PM  
Fb-,
I went down there and poked 'em with a stick.
You were right.
They are dead.
And they didn't mind either.
 
2002-02-18 06:21:56 PM  
Let me see. [Takes the skull.] Alas, poor Yorick!--I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips that I have kiss'd I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? your gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one now, to mock your own grinning? quite chap-fallen? Now, get you to my lady's chamber, and tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must come; make her laugh at that.--Pr'ythee, Horatio, tell me one thing.
(Hamlet, act 5 scene 1)
 
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