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Planning for a pandemic, or planning a pandemic?
1 posted on 11/14/2008 12:50:52 PM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian

One word...cremation


2 posted on 11/14/2008 12:54:53 PM PST by Cyman
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick
I'd like to be buried on top of Anna Nicole Smith.

Owl_Eagle

“When the stock market crashed,
Franklin Roosevelt got on the television
and didn’t just talk about
the princes of greed, he said,
‘Look, here’s what happened.’"
-Slow Joe Biden

3 posted on 11/14/2008 12:57:38 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Scythian

Can’t they outsource burials to China or something?


4 posted on 11/14/2008 12:58:52 PM PST by OCC
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To: Scythian

If there was a pandemic there would be widespread cremation. We couldn’t keep up with the burials.

Our burials are too elaborate anyway. In the Bible when it says “his bones were laid with his ancestors” that is literally what it means. They had a cave where the body was place. Eventually it was just a pile of bones all mixed together. Not considered disrespectful at all.

What we do today is disrespectful. Draining the blood and embalming the corpse. And for what? We bury people in coffins that are in hermetically sealed valuts.


6 posted on 11/14/2008 1:07:57 PM PST by Brookhaven (Those Guys Are Jerks)
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To: Scythian

Maybe burial at sea will make a comeback.


7 posted on 11/14/2008 1:09:33 PM PST by Brookhaven (Those Guys Are Jerks)
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To: Scythian

Artist: Prine John
Song: Please Don’t Bury Me
Album: Great Days: The John Prine Anthology John Prine

Woke up this morning
Put on my slippers
Walked in the kitchen and died
And oh what a feeling!
When my soul
Went thru the ceiling
And on up into heaven I did ride
When I got there they did say
John, it happened this way
You slipped upon the floor
And hit your head
And all the angels say
Just before you passed away
These were the very last words
That you said:

Chorus:
Please don’t bury me
Down in that cold cold ground
No, I’d druther have “em” cut me up
And pass me all around
Throw my brain in a hurricane
And the blind can have my eyes
And the deaf can take both of my ears
If they don’t mind the size
Give my stomach to Milwaukee
If they run out of beer
Put my socks in a cedar box
Just get “em” out of here
Venus de Milo can have my arms
Look out! I’ve got your nose
Sell my heart to the junkman
And give my love to Rose

Repeat Chorus

Give my feet to the footloose
Careless, fancy free
Give my knees to the needy
Don’t pull that stuff on me
Hand me down my walking cane
It’s a sin to tell a lie
Send my mouth way down south
And kiss my ass goodbye

Repeat Chorus

[ More Prine John Lyrics ]

Woke up this morning
Put on my slippers
Walked in the kitchen and died
And oh what a feeling!
When my soul
Went thru the ceiling
And on up into heaven I did ride
When I got there they did say
John, it happened this way
You slipped upon the floor
And hit your head
And all the angels say
Just before you passed away
These were the very last words
That you said:

Chorus:
Please don’t bury me
Down in that cold cold ground
No, I’d druther have “em” cut me up
And pass me all around
Throw my brain in a hurricane
And the blind can have my eyes
And the deaf can take both of my ears
If they don’t mind the size
Give my stomach to Milwaukee
If they run out of beer
Put my socks in a cedar box
Just get “em” out of here
Venus de Milo can have my arms
Look out! I’ve got your nose
Sell my heart to the junkman
And give my love to Rose

Repeat Chorus

Give my feet to the footloose
Careless, fancy free
Give my knees to the needy
Don’t pull that stuff on me
Hand me down my walking cane
It’s a sin to tell a lie
Send my mouth way down south
And kiss my ass goodbye

Repeat Chorus


8 posted on 11/14/2008 1:15:20 PM PST by CrazyIvan (If you read only one book this year, read "Stolen Valor".)
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To: Scythian

Hugh Hefner owns the grave next to Marilyn Monroe. He probably wouldn’t mind moving over to her side.


9 posted on 11/14/2008 1:16:02 PM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: Scythian
"Damaged or insignificant headstones would be removed and replaced ...."

My greatest fear... to be buried beneath an insignificant headstone......

:-)

10 posted on 11/14/2008 1:18:25 PM PST by Lloyd227 (Class of 1998 (for the moderators who tend to think we don't support McCain enough))
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To: Scythian
insignificant headstones would be removed and replaced with only the new name

'insignificant headstones'?

15 posted on 11/14/2008 2:21:27 PM PST by shhrubbery! (Obama: The Only Senator Who Voted Against Stopping Infanticide)
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