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(io9)   You can save someone a lot of trouble later if you start to mummify yourself today   (io9.com) divider line 23
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2014-02-04 05:51:42 PM
I think I'll just continue my self-pickling process, thanks.
 
2014-02-04 06:05:49 PM
Alternatively if you're misanthropic you could leave a lot of trouble for someone else.
 
2014-02-04 06:08:12 PM
So, what, drink water laced with formadlehyde?
 
2014-02-04 06:08:16 PM

fusillade762: I think I'll just continue my self-pickling process, thanks.


*shakes tiny fist of fury at fusillade*

/and I thought I was going to be clever with my "pickling' comment...
 
2014-02-04 06:08:19 PM
Once the ascetic was prepared to attempt to become a sokushinbutsu, it's said he would step into a tiny burial chamber and has himself buried alive, with a small opening to allow air inside the chamber. There he would sit, chanting sutra and ringing a bell to signal that he was still alive. Once the bell stopped ringing, the chamber would be completely sealed, and after three years it would be opened again to see if the attempt at self-mummification proved successful.

/how does one measure success in this scenario??!!
 
2014-02-04 06:08:47 PM
formaldehyde*
 
2014-02-04 06:12:16 PM

caddisfly: /how does one measure success in this scenario??!!


Whether or not the corpse lunges at you.
 
2014-02-04 06:19:51 PM

caddisfly: Once the ascetic was prepared to attempt to become a sokushinbutsu, it's said he would step into a tiny burial chamber and has himself buried alive, with a small opening to allow air inside the chamber. There he would sit, chanting sutra and ringing a bell to signal that he was still alive. Once the bell stopped ringing, the chamber would be completely sealed, and after three years it would be opened again to see if the attempt at self-mummification proved successful.

/how does one measure success in this scenario??!!


The body is supposed to be preserved. There are several enshrined at various temples that have not succumbed to rot. Trust me...I think you KNOW when it isn't successful. UGH!
 
2014-02-04 06:51:48 PM
Impermanence FTW.
 
2014-02-04 06:55:19 PM
It's nothing but a pyramid scheme.
 
2014-02-04 07:10:14 PM
This article has inspired me, even though it's far too long for me to actually read.
When the time comes, I'm going to plastinate myself! Somehow.
And then maybe be disguised as some store mannequin.
 
2014-02-04 07:26:24 PM

fusillade762: I think I'll just continue my self-pickling process, thanks.


And scene
 
2014-02-04 07:49:47 PM

Hector Remarkable: This article has inspired me, even though it's far too long for me to actually read.
When the time comes, I'm going to plastinate myself! Somehow.
And then maybe be disguised as some store mannequin.


And be jizzed on by a Brazilian mall thief?
 
2014-02-04 07:50:42 PM

Skyd1v: fusillade762: I think I'll just continue my self-pickling process, thanks.

*shakes tiny fist of fury at fusillade*

/and I thought I was going to be clever with my "pickling' comment...


I guess we can continue the thought though... what's the best booze for self-preservation?
 
2014-02-04 07:57:05 PM
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2014-02-04 08:01:09 PM
TFA failed to mention how one pulls their own brain out through their nose.
 
2014-02-04 08:18:24 PM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-02-04 09:05:47 PM
I'm pretty sure Keith Richards has the self embalming thing worked out
 
2014-02-04 09:10:04 PM

ladyfortuna: Skyd1v: fusillade762: I think I'll just continue my self-pickling process, thanks.

*shakes tiny fist of fury at fusillade*

/and I thought I was going to be clever with my "pickling' comment...

I guess we can continue the thought though... what's the best booze for self-preservation?


I'm not quite ready to begin the process yet - got stuff to do first - but I figure in a few decades I will make a go of it using the highest proof moonshine I can get my paws on.

Mummification, pickling, or immolation.  I like my odds...
 
2014-02-04 09:17:38 PM
Having my dead ass shot into deep space. Out last any you slobs on this dirt ball
 
2014-02-05 03:42:29 AM
My choice is fossilization. It's economical, environmentally friendly, and in a few million years, whichever species is running things gets a nice specimen for the museum.
 
2014-02-05 04:01:00 AM

VladTheEmailer: Hector Remarkable: This article has inspired me, even though it's far too long for me to actually read.
When the time comes, I'm going to plastinate myself! Somehow.
And then maybe be disguised as some store mannequin.

And be jizzed on by a Brazilian mall thief?


Sure, why not.
 
2014-02-05 10:01:39 AM
 
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