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When I die, I want to become a diamond

  1. Oct 18, 2005 #1

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4751684/
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    see also http://www.lifegem.com/
     
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  3. Oct 18, 2005 #2

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    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". :approve:
     
  4. Oct 18, 2005 #3

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    I think that's terrible
     
  5. Oct 18, 2005 #4
    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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  6. Oct 18, 2005 #5

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    OH mY GOD, SWERVE!!!! :eek: :surprised :eek:
     
  7. Oct 18, 2005 #6

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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.
     
  8. Oct 18, 2005 #7
    yes, but you can just call me Swerve:biggrin:
     
  9. Oct 18, 2005 #8
    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!
     
  10. Oct 18, 2005 #9
    I've always wondered, is it possible to use diamond flecks in a tattoo? Then you'd be one flesh:cool:
     
  11. Oct 18, 2005 #10
    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".
     
  12. Oct 18, 2005 #11

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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. :biggrin:
     
  13. Oct 18, 2005 #12

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    Well, if I can't afford to be made into a gem, my second option is being stuffed.
     
  14. Oct 18, 2005 #13
    Then I could use the pencil to draw a pichur of you!
     
  15. Oct 18, 2005 #14
    MIH, you already are a beautiful gem.:tongue2:
     
  16. Oct 18, 2005 #15
    This is true, and her new Borg implants only add to the allure. Perhaps she should rename herself Seven Of Math.
     
  17. Oct 18, 2005 #16

    Ivan Seeking

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    I want to be either a Kingsford Briquette or a can of graphite lube.
     
  18. Oct 18, 2005 #17

    Mk

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    I pitchur of you!

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

    MIH, you are a beautiful gem. :wink:
     
  19. Oct 19, 2005 #18

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    Evo: I think it is only fitting that we send you out King Tut style.:smile: 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:eek: - 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!:biggrin:
     
  20. Oct 19, 2005 #19

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    When I die, I want to have my remains launched in to space (Space Services Memorial Space Flights. 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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  21. Oct 19, 2005 #20

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    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! :bugeye:
    ........^^
    You'd look like that
     
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