# When I die, I want to become a diamond

1. Oct 18, 2005

### Math Is Hard

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4751684/
http://www.lifegem.com/secondary/gallery2006/Pic6S.jpg [Broken]

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2. Oct 18, 2005

### Staff: Mentor

I could do that and the Evo child could wear me around her neck and when people ask her what it is, she can say "my mom".

3. Oct 18, 2005

### JamesU

I think that's terrible

4. Oct 18, 2005

### 0TheSwerve0

nah, I've already got a special place for grandma's bones; I've been needing an ottoman for a while now....

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5. Oct 18, 2005

### Math Is Hard

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OH mY GOD, SWERVE!!!! :surprised

6. Oct 18, 2005

### Math Is Hard

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I was thinking I would like to do this for both of my dear departed cats (they were cremated and I have their ashes) but it looks to be very, very expensive.

7. Oct 18, 2005

### 0TheSwerve0

yes, but you can just call me Swerve

8. Oct 18, 2005

### 0TheSwerve0

My grandma always says that she wants to be cremated and buried in a shoebox, no point in wasting money on the dead as she sees it. Maybe I could mix the ashes in some paint and plaster her on my wall...forever....and ever...and ever...

or maybe use use her as snuff!

9. Oct 18, 2005

### 0TheSwerve0

I've always wondered, is it possible to use diamond flecks in a tattoo? Then you'd be one flesh

10. Oct 18, 2005

### Smurf

Yomamma, you're a gem!:rofl:

I was just about to ask if anyone'd considered the ethical implications of this. I love the younger generations, such pure minds, not yet corrupted by the consumer culture of "silk and diamonds".

11. Oct 18, 2005

### Math Is Hard

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Now there's an idea!

You know, since my family doesn't have the bucks to make me into a giant diamond when I shuffle off this mortal coil, perhaps I could settle for just being converted into graphite. I could enjoy a reincarnation as a #2 pencil.

12. Oct 18, 2005

### Staff: Mentor

Well, if I can't afford to be made into a gem, my second option is being stuffed.

13. Oct 18, 2005

### zoobyshoe

Then I could use the pencil to draw a pichur of you!

14. Oct 18, 2005

### juvenal

MIH, you already are a beautiful gem.:tongue2:

15. Oct 18, 2005

### zoobyshoe

This is true, and her new Borg implants only add to the allure. Perhaps she should rename herself Seven Of Math.

16. Oct 18, 2005

### Ivan Seeking

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I want to be either a Kingsford Briquette or a can of graphite lube.

17. Oct 18, 2005

### Mk

I pitchur of you!

Smooooooth... but I would revise it to something like:

MIH, you are a beautiful gem.

18. Oct 19, 2005

### Math Is Hard

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Evo: I think it is only fitting that we send you out King Tut style. The Evo exhibit could tour the world!

juvenal and Mk:awrrr!!!:!!) :!!) :!!) you made my day happy! thank you!

Zooby: if you drew my picture with a pencil made out of me - whoa - that would be so unique and um..circular!! Hey, that gives me a business idea - PM me! :rofl:

Ivan: A briquette? We could have one last great BBQ!

19. Oct 19, 2005

### BobG

When I die, I want to have my remains launched in to space (http://www.memorialspaceflights.com/intro.asp [Broken]. It's cheaper than becoming a diamond.

Prices range from $1000 to$5300 dollars for having a portion of your remains launched into low Earth orbit. Objects in low Earth orbit are often visible just before sunrise or after sunset, so your relatives could check out heavens-above and watch you fly over once in a while. Of course, objects in a low Earth orbit eventually re-enter the atmosphere, giving one last fiery tribute before returning to Earth one last time.

Or, for about \$12500, you could have your remains launched to the Moon or into deep space.

They even plan for contingencies. They only launch a tiny portion of your remains (1 gram to 7 grams) and keep a portion in reserve.... just in case the rocket carrying your remains blows up on the pad, you know.

Edit: This is the same service launching "Scotty" (James Doohan) into Earth orbit in December.

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20. Oct 19, 2005

### Mk

I dunno, I always thought I would definitely not want to be shot up into space. Just in case your spirit lingers around your ashes... I would not like to be in space. Like being an astronaut on a spacewalk without a suit.

Ouch!
........^^
You'd look like that

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