A sobering question...

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  1. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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  2. Melissa

    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Ashes? Why not be more direct and skip cremation? I said yes.

    I recall hearing something about humans and other beasties floating back up, and that the precautions to take to prevent this include puncturing the lungs and abdomen. Gruesome.

    Mesonychoteuthis and others with sharp shredders and teeth would seem to have no trouble disposing of human flesh, but would we be palatable? Do they have parts that could be loosely analogous to palates?

    Melissa
     
  3. Octomatt

    Octomatt O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I'm going for the "push my corpse out to sea in a flaming longboat" method of burial. :jester:
     
  4. WhiteKiboko

    WhiteKiboko Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    ehh.... its still ashes in the sea..... at least im not the only person who has delusions of immortality.....
     
  5. tomossan

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    im going to have one cell preserved (youve more chance of ressurection having one cell frozen than your entire bosy, as freezing entire body kills all cells and shatters DNA; one cell doesnt) and then im going to have my body thrown out of a plan over new york or tokyo.


    what a satisfying way to be disposed of

    :bonk:
     
  6. diveseen.com

    diveseen.com Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    I kid you not:

    When I die, I have given instructions that my ashes are to be mixed into a concrete cylinder that could serve as an octopus habitat and sumberged at my favorite dive site, with the following poem engraved into it:

    " Found at Sea "

    If I should die beneath the sea --
    What e'er the circumstance may be --
    I only ask that you not cry
    For such a lucky one as I.

    But, rather, weep for those alive
    Who know not what it is to dive
    Into the planet's liquid heart
    And of God's ocean be a part.

    For even Christ must envy all
    Who stroll along the ocean's wall;
    Though wind and sea His will obeys,
    He only walked upon the waves.

    And may I ask for one thing more?
    A simple cross beside the shore.
    Below my name inscribe for me:
    Lost to the earth, but found at sea.

    Carson Ray... 1989

    If you don't dive, learn to. Soon. The biggest tragedy of my life was that I waited 35 years to explore the oceans of the world, up close and personal. It's the most significant thing I have ever done.
     
  7. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    I think I will be Coyote bait, out in a patch of Prickly Pear somewhere.
     
  8. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    I intend to go the ashes > aquatic route but had only thought about some favorite lakes so far; perhaps a portion ought to go out to the Big Blue as well. Hmmm... hope I've got a little time to mull this one over... ;)
     
  9. Sedusa

    Sedusa GPO Registered

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    Some of mine I plan to be scattered at the resting place of my deceased girlfriend, the rest go to the ocean. My friends and family have explicit instructions!
     
  10. Clem

    Clem Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    I'd like my body to undergo "plastinization," and be placed in the Smithsonian alongside that institution's specimens of A. dux and T. Danae, providing the youth of future generations with a sobering reminder of what can happen when you spend too much time thinking about giant squid.

    Nope. Keep walking. Staying out of this one.

    :goofysca:

    Clem (pre-polymer)
     
  11. erich orser

    erich orser Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    I've thought about being turned into chum to feed the dosidicus in the Sea of Cortez. They're so darned cute.
     
  12. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Did anyone know that the ashes are potenially leathal to fish even in small amounts? ( Excuse my spelling.)
     
  13. atticus_finch

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    I voted to opt for the ocean but with the following addendum: I made a pact with my boyfriend, Taco the Octopus Chef Guy that when the time comes, we will die together. He suggested it when I told him that I get cold easily. When I sought to protest, he said, "Nothing like eight arms to hold you when your warm blood stops, darlin'."

    atticus finch 8-)
     
  14. erich orser

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    That's soooo romantic! He really is a great chef.
     
  15. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Yep, and he toild me on his interview that he was a elpful person, last time I was buying my groceries, he offered me a hand..hand..hand..hand..hand..hand..but he didn't go far because he was suppose to buy a new bucket. :lol:
     
  16. atticus_finch

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    Yes, a good chef..so good that 'Iron Chef' invited him to compete.
    We were chuffed until we saw a show in which chefs chopped off
    the arms of live squid to make dishes..They were still moving..:cry:

    FYI: he's asked me to marry him (I said 'yes') If I'd been the man
    and he the woman, I'd have had to buy him 8 engagement rings.

    My new name will be Mrs. atticus finch Taco the Octopus Chef Guy.
    Do you think it's a bit much to write on watery envelopes? ~ a.f.
     
  17. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    That part where he chopped of the arms off live squids sounds very good, now, the dish would be very fresh. :lol: Live octo arms without cooking are even better ( THey have to be fresh enough to see the octo moving or there would be bacteria in the arms)
     
  18. darquerift

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    I said yes, but would rather not be creamated nor any chemical put into me. I'd rather be fish food than worm food...put the body to good use. Plus maybe my skull could be a future little octos home?? Sounds morbid but heck, why not...as long as it wouldn't harm the ecology, that would be my only concern.
     
  19. Squidman

    Squidman Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    I want my body to be dropped from a helicopter into an erupting volcano.

    Kablooie.
     
  20. Squidman

    Squidman Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Seriously.


    I wouldn't want it any other way. :wink:
     

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