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(The Sun (Ireland))   18th century Irish giant, who was 8ft 4 inches tall, and whose skeleton was put on display against his will may soon be given a deep-six .... err 8ft 4 inch sea burial   (thesun.ie) divider line
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2020-10-17 11:51:40 AM  
Just another tall tale.
 
2020-10-17 11:56:21 AM  
Someone could write a pretty cool horror movie screenplay with this backstory as the foundation.
 
2020-10-17 11:57:50 AM  
Egyptian mummies still on display. Pretty sure this isn't what they wanted in the afterlife.
 
2020-10-17 11:58:31 AM  
"Deep six" means six fathoms, the traditional minimum depth for a burial at sea.

So 36 feet.
 
2020-10-17 11:59:10 AM  
He went to great lengths not to be put on display. It was a big deal to him. I have high hopes that he will finally be Eight fathoms deep.
 
2020-10-17 12:01:45 PM  

Russ1642: Egyptian mummies still on display. Pretty sure this isn't what they wanted in the afterlife.


If you want to not be forgotten, I'd say that having people pay to look at your dessiccated corpse for thousands of years afterwards is pretty good as results go.

/remember me
//remember me
///remember me
 
2020-10-17 12:08:42 PM  
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THE IRISH GIANT MINGLING WITH HIS FAN CLUB: "MY EYES ARE UP HERE, YOU TWISTED LITTLE FREAK."
 
2020-10-17 12:13:47 PM  
"The Dead Shall Not Rest" by Tessa Harris is a novel in the Dr. Silkstone series that deals with Byrne, Hunter and the Irish Giant tales. It's fiction, but Harris did a lot of research before writing.
 
2020-10-17 12:51:36 PM  
People are dicks, and his friends or family should have beat the shiat out of the grave robbing surgeon. Also I don't really care now unless he has descendants who are harmed by the display in some way. It's just bones.
 
2020-10-17 1:20:30 PM  
Meh, he was no Angus MacAskill...
 
2020-10-17 1:22:06 PM  
Irish Giant is the name of my Enya-Don Omar mash-up Reaggecelicton supergroup.
 
2020-10-17 1:28:33 PM  

LizardOnAStick: Meh, he was no Angus MacAskill...


You mean Colonel Angus .... ?
 
2020-10-17 1:32:13 PM  
We had a sadly similar case around here, well it ended up around here, but spanned much of Canada and the US: a giant (8ft 3) who died young after a life as a circus act.  But because Édouard Beaupré was born in the late 19th and died in the early 20th century, we have photographs.  What happened to his remains after he died is also a sad story. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89d​o​uard_Beaupr%C3%A9

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2020-10-17 1:46:14 PM  

g.fro: "Deep six" means six fathoms, the traditional minimum depth for a burial at sea.

So 36 feet.


Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell
Hark! Now I hear them - Ding-dong, bell.

CSS;   We are part of the commercial fishing family.   Not surprisingly a lot of them want no part of their ashes being taken out to sea.   As one late friend said "I spent my life on that cold biatch".   His ashes are not in the high desert in southern Oregon.

When one of ours is lost at sea, literally lost, never recovered, those lines from "The Tempest" always comes to mind.
 
2020-10-17 1:47:14 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: not


now.
 
2020-10-17 2:10:52 PM  
The whole "Irish Giant" thing got me thinking about Mrs. Kucinich.
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2020-10-17 2:23:14 PM  
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2020-10-17 3:59:43 PM  
Ladies will explain that it's not the length but the girth.
 
2020-10-17 5:31:56 PM  
Final wishes even if you have it in a will?  Pfffftt... those are for suckers.  Right Albert C. Barnes?

His art collection was skewered by the high brow community a century ago.  But the more valuable it became, the more those same people wanted it.

https://matadornetwork.com/life/the-d​e​struction-of-albert-barnes-bold-weird-​dream/

Greatest Art Movie Ever "Art of the Steal" (2009)
Youtube opOczQeFIb4
 
2020-10-17 7:09:08 PM  
*Robert Wadlow scoffs, blocks all of the other dude's shots at the rim*
 
2020-10-17 11:16:31 PM  
Cast the bones, re-dsiplay, bury real bones at sea. Not difficult.
 
2020-10-18 6:52:40 AM  

Russ1642: Egyptian mummies still on display. Pretty sure this isn't what they wanted in the afterlife.


Yup. They'll bury him at sea as soon as they get done giving back the Elgin marbles. Fark them.
 
6 days ago  
The considerations of dead people have some limits on how they apply to the living. They seriously aren't around to care anymore.
 
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