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(Scotsman)   Environmentalists can now take their passion to the grave in recycled coffins   ( divider line
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166 clicks; posted to Geek » on 09 Feb 2007 at 4:15 PM (10 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2007-02-09 02:52:59 PM  
I want my ashes put in a recycled urn. Preferably Grecian.

/Three drachmas an hour, to forestall the obvious question.
2007-02-09 03:41:23 PM
2007-02-09 03:43:19 PM  
I don't really care about recycled coffins, but I would want one that was quickly biodegradable, like cardboard or something.
2007-02-09 03:46:32 PM  
Graves don't qualify as a renewable resource. Dump me in the ocean.
2007-02-09 04:08:32 PM  

2007-02-09 04:19:08 PM  
I would prefer to just be chucked into the woods and left to turn into some healthy mulch when I die, but apparently that's not legal.

Baring that, I suppose cremation will have to be the way to go. Or maybe burial at sea.

/Does *not* want to be pumped full of chemicals and sealed in a giant metal box that is surrounded by a giant *concrete* box. I'd be dead. Let me rot and at least become something potentially useful.
2007-02-09 04:32:55 PM  
Burn me and spread my ashes in forest behind my old grandmother's place. Dust to dust, and maybe I can help the plants grow.
2007-02-09 04:44:35 PM  
Actually environmentalists prefer green cemetaries.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, without all the formaldehyde, concrete liners.

Simple pine box for me please.
2007-02-09 04:45:38 PM
2007-02-09 04:48:49 PM  


ghetto spongebob
2007-02-09 04:52:00 PM  
I prefer the human compost method.

Human Compost
2007-02-09 05:02:28 PM  
I want to be mummified.
2007-02-09 06:55:58 PM  
Recycled coffins: Only used once?
2007-02-09 07:58:09 PM  
Crab bait?
2007-02-09 10:04:39 PM  
I think I heard of the Promessa guys in theigorway's link before. Sounds neat.

Alternatively, some other company (like this one (pops)) takes some of the ashes from a cremated body and then compresses them into a diamond, which can be mounted on any jewelry piece. The diamond is normally yellowish (due to nitrogen, I think), but they can add impurities to change the color.
2007-02-10 02:38:45 PM  
Please Don't Bury Me (John Prine)

Woke up this morning
Put on my slippers
Walked in the kitchen and died
And oh what a feeling!
When my soul
Went thru the ceiling
And on up into heaven I did ride
When I got there they did say
John, it happened this way
You slipped upon the floor
And hit your head
And all the angels say
Just before you passed away
These were the very last words
That you said:

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 in 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

Repeat Chorus

Give my feet to the footloose
Careless, fancy free
Give my knees to the needy
Don't pull that stuff on me
Hand me down my walking cane
It's a sin to tell a lie
Send my mouth way down south
And kiss my ass goodbye

Repeat Chorus
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