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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #50 on: 06 Dec 2010, 02:05 »

Actually, I want mine to be a glass case with a little hammer hanging off a chain on the side.

Inside will be a shotgun and an axe, with this written beneath it in block letters;

"In case of Zombie Outbreak, smash emergency glass!"

I like the idea, though i fear that it will be broken too soon by looters.

To be fair, in the event of a Zombie Apocalypse, are you really going to be running to a graveyard for supplies?
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #51 on: 06 Dec 2010, 02:10 »

Actually, I want mine to be a glass case with a little hammer hanging off a chain on the side.

Inside will be a shotgun and an axe, with this written beneath it in block letters;

"In case of Zombie Outbreak, smash emergency glass!"

I like the idea, though i fear that it will be broken too soon by looters.

To be fair, in the event of a Zombie Apocalypse, are you really going to be running to a graveyard for supplies?

You're assuming he'll be buried in a graveyard.
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #52 on: 06 Dec 2010, 02:56 »

"Hey, WTF?! I SPECIFICALLY said to cremate me and dump my ashes in a kernelsprite!"

That, or,

"No continues left."
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #53 on: 06 Dec 2010, 04:57 »

Actually, I want mine to be a glass case with a little hammer hanging off a chain on the side.

Inside will be a shotgun and an axe, with this written beneath it in block letters;

"In case of Zombie Outbreak, smash emergency glass!"

I like the idea, though i fear that it will be broken too soon by looters.

To be fair, in the event of a Zombie Apocalypse, are you really going to be running to a graveyard for supplies?

You're assuming he'll be buried in a graveyard.

Touche
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #54 on: 06 Dec 2010, 05:11 »

What shall be engraved upon my tombstone?
A single word which describes my entire life.
"Oops."
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #55 on: 06 Dec 2010, 05:15 »

I will be entombed in an arcade cabinet next to the zombie games. The inscription will read "insert coin to continue" with a slot in the stone. Either it will work or it will pay for my kids' college...
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #56 on: 06 Dec 2010, 13:13 »

respawn in:



Have them put a little digital timer in the stone with an absurdly long countdown.   :D
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #57 on: 06 Dec 2010, 14:41 »

"Little solace comes
to those who grieve
as thoughts keep drifting
as walls keep shifting
and this great blue world of ours
seems a house of leaves
moments before the wind"

or

"yeah i'm dead, what of it?!"
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #58 on: 06 Dec 2010, 15:55 »

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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #59 on: 06 Dec 2010, 17:10 »

respawn in:



Have them put a little digital timer in the stone with an absurdly long countdown.   :D
or i could just have it read ∞:59 and the 59 counts down in seconds over and over endlessly
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #60 on: 06 Dec 2010, 20:32 »

here lies santi buried alive  :-D or
now is the winter of our discontent
made glorious summer by this sun of york
And all the clouds that lou'd upon our house
in deep bosom of teh ocean buried

though i probably would like to be buried under a sakura tree with no thombstone
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #61 on: 06 Dec 2010, 23:22 »

"life is like a dream
and we all have to wake
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #62 on: 07 Dec 2010, 00:04 »

"A lot of people don't know this, but you can put your weed in here."
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #63 on: 07 Dec 2010, 01:41 »

QED
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #64 on: 07 Dec 2010, 07:18 »

I want to be stuffed so I can continue to creep out my relatives from the beyond.
Just a guess.

Right now, I'd probably like "We all knew it was coming to this, right?" However, the raw truth is, I don't want a tombstone. I'd prefer to keep on existing*, thank you very much.

So far, so good!


*Numerous detractors would probably like to tell you I'm not living now, so I preempted them.
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #65 on: 07 Dec 2010, 16:04 »

I refuse to go with the George Carlin anecdote:

"He was just here a minute ago..."
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #66 on: 07 Dec 2010, 19:18 »

I want to be stuffed so I can continue to creep out my relatives from the beyond.
Just a guess.

Right now, I'd probably like "We all knew it was coming to this, right?" However, the raw truth is, I don't want a tombstone. I'd prefer to keep on existing*, thank you very much.

So far, so good!


*Numerous detractors would probably like to tell you I'm not living now, so I preempted them.


I am actually totally with you there. I want my tombstone to be an immortal machine intellect and/or biological immortality.
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #67 on: 08 Dec 2010, 10:05 »

maybe with enough research into mechanical medicine we could stop the aging process and desease, then we'd just have to worry about someone giving us computer viruses.
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #68 on: 08 Dec 2010, 12:37 »

Gesundheit. 
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #69 on: 08 Dec 2010, 15:48 »

This thread has blown my mind wide fucking open. So many good ideas. I'd probably want something like "I'm With Stupid ->" personally
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #70 on: 08 Dec 2010, 15:58 »

I'd guess that involves A) dying after the person planted to the left* of you and B) planning on either no afterlife at all or one in which you won't encounter that person.

maybe with enough research into mechanical medicine we could stop the aging process and desease, then we'd just have to worry about someone giving us computer viruses.
It'll always be something.

*or right—I never was good at visualizing directions.
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #71 on: 09 Dec 2010, 13:39 »

"Suck it, Trebek."

I like the idea of a bored mourner at a funeral looking around, seeing my gravestone and busting up laughing at what's probably the most inopportune moment ever.
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #72 on: 09 Dec 2010, 15:30 »

I plan to achieve inappropriate laughter at my funeral by other means.  Fireworks going off when the casket begins to lower would be one good idea... I'm just having trouble choosing the music.  Torn between Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, or Hansen's Mmm-Bop.  The former works better with the fireworks, but the latter is just so wildly inappropriate that it's hard for me to pick.
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #73 on: 09 Dec 2010, 15:36 »

Why not both? Commission Daft Punk to do an electro-pop "Mmm-bop, the 1812 remix" for you, complete with laser-cannon FX.*





*As in an actual laser cannon, "borrowed" from that missile defence plane. Encourage your guests to scream to the beat the easy way!
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #74 on: 10 Dec 2010, 19:55 »

"As soon as I get out of here, there is going to be hell to pay!"
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #75 on: 11 Dec 2010, 09:44 »

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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #76 on: 11 Dec 2010, 15:11 »

i want people to sing always look at the bright side of life in my funeral i already told my little sis to do it or i will return like a ghost and drag her to hel XD
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #78 on: 11 Dec 2010, 21:56 »

"Well. Obviously, I screwed something up with the immortality serum."
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #79 on: 11 Dec 2010, 22:27 »

And as for after I die:


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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #80 on: 14 Dec 2010, 07:50 »

I plan to achieve inappropriate laughter at my funeral by other means.  Fireworks going off when the casket begins to lower would be one good idea... I'm just having trouble choosing the music.  Torn between Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, or Hansen's Mmm-Bop.  The former works better with the fireworks, but the latter is just so wildly inappropriate that it's hard for me to pick.

You'd certainly need to have someone with some deciding power over the ceremony on your side, just paying someone wouldn't work because you wouldn't be there to make it happen, and having a random friend do it would make it difficult to pull off, so maybe have your significant other make these arrangements for you, assuming you die first.
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #81 on: 14 Dec 2010, 08:38 »

Well, I'm a fire-performer, so there's an extremely high chance that there won't be enough of me left to bury (Hey, it'll save on the funeral costs), but if I do leave behind a charred but intact corpse, I think this sums it up nicely:

"YASD"
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #82 on: 14 Dec 2010, 09:03 »

You might win a Darwin Award for it...
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #83 on: 20 Dec 2010, 10:51 »

I want The Great Gig in the Sky played at my funeral.  As for an epitaph?  Maybe just "The End."
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #84 on: 20 Dec 2010, 21:00 »

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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #85 on: 21 Dec 2010, 10:11 »

My tombstone...  Well being an obvious mecha fan!   I would spare no expense, somehow manage to earn infinite money!  And have a replica of a Super Robot (Probably something like Mazinger Z)  as my tombstone!  Though!  It would actually be pilot-able!  And in case of future emergencies, a hologram of myself would appear nearby, and lead a teenager with virtually no skill but much hotbloodedness to it, in order to save the world!  Whoo!
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #86 on: 23 Dec 2010, 19:24 »

 I have no idea...

 But this reminds me of the discussion we had in my intro to Anthro class. We had a section on death and what cultures do. Everything from using human bones to build vast buildings and structures (seriously, one chandelier was made entirely of bones, mostly femurs. It was both impressive and creepy at the same time!)

 To amusing sayings on tombstones (the idea of humor in death was alien to most of the students.) One that I recall was "Well, I guess I finally made an ash of myself..."

 And in that venue. Here's a funny gamer one!

 
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #87 on: 24 Dec 2010, 00:49 »

My epitaph will be this:

"I told them I was sick! I told them!"
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #88 on: 24 Dec 2010, 02:47 »

It's been done.

Now thinking of "I hold you responsible for this parlous state of affairs".
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #89 on: 24 Dec 2010, 03:00 »

At the vvery least, you'll force people to look up "parlous"!
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #90 on: 24 Dec 2010, 03:10 »

Perhaps I'll have the definition on the back.

In the meantime, make it your word of the day tomorrow.
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #91 on: 24 Dec 2010, 05:14 »

With the recent release of TRON Legacy, "End of Line, Program" is recalled to mind, but I think I'd rather just have a motion sensor that played "Derezzed" when people walked past...
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #92 on: 24 Dec 2010, 09:01 »

"Veteran of two wars

Father of nine children

Drowned in the Caspian Sea"

Or maybe a KV epitaph...

"Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt"
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #93 on: 24 Dec 2010, 11:21 »

I actually plan on being cremated and shot off into space for one last adventure.

But I suppose the Missus could etch the words 'What a World!' on the side of the urn.
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #94 on: 29 Dec 2010, 01:28 »

So long and thanks for all the fish.
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #95 on: 29 Dec 2010, 03:07 »

I want a green burial. Wrapped in a linen shroud, dumped into a hole in the ground not walled with concrete, and with a tree planted to mark the grave. My body will degrade into the soil, the tree with absorb the nutrients my rotting corpse provides, and so I will become immortal via tree!

Psh.

I will have my corpse dumped unceremoneously into the Alaskan wilderness to be eaten by wolves.

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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #96 on: 29 Dec 2010, 11:43 »

If you live somewhere unpolluted and eat only organic foods, go ahead, but I wouldn't wish the consumption of a modern human on any animal. We're pretty darn toxic.
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #97 on: 29 Dec 2010, 13:46 »

After playing Portal I think I'm going to make my inscription the following:
"She followed her Cube into the incinerator, and thus, was burnt unceremoniously by GLaDOS."
Or something like that.
"THE CAKE IS A LIE, THE CUBE IS FOREVER, AND GLaDOS KILLED US ALL" maybe? Dunno.
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #98 on: 29 Dec 2010, 14:00 »

New top picks!
Either:
"So worth it."
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"Gaiman was right!"
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Re: What will be on your tombstone?
« Reply #99 on: 29 Dec 2010, 22:52 »

"Hey, guys, watch this!"
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