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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/
    http://www.lifegem.com/secondary/gallery2006/Pic6S.jpg [Broken]
    see also http://www.lifegem.com/
     
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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....
    http://www.sanctuaryofshadows.org/html/images/vault4/bonehouse_chandalier.jpg [Broken]
     
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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.
     
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    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

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

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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 (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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    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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    To be honest, I'd rather have my remains re-cremated by 8 tonnes of rocket fuel than sent into space.
     
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    I'd like to have my carcass left out for the animals to eat. I've eaten a lot of them.
     
  24. Oct 19, 2005 #23

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    You should donate your body to the http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cup/publicity/questbenecke.pdf [Broken]. They lay your dead body out in the woods, or in the water, or in the mud, etc and then research how long after death each type of bug arrives to feed and live. You'll be contributing to law enforcement, making it easier to determine the time (or day) of death of a crime victim.
     
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    I'm an organ donor (if any of them still work). After harvesting, my ashes should be compressed with a binding agent and used to make a dildo. I then want to be reincarnated as the brass pole in a strip club. That should about cover all eventualities.
     
  26. Oct 19, 2005 #25

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    You could also donate your body to science or even to this unusual art exhibition, http://www.bodyworlds.com/en/pages/koerperspende.asp" [Broken]. My biology teacher says she knows someone who signed up for the Bodyworlds body donation program because the exhibit tours all over the world and she "always wanted to travel". :smile:
     
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