October 20th, 2003
|09:30 am - Speaking of death. . .|
So I'm listening to some Buffett this morning, and I realized that I know exactly what kind of funeral I want to have:
"Last night I said good bye to a dear old friend of mine,
Just a throwback shell beach party, nothing really asinine;
Rum and cooked animals and bullshit by the ton,
That party lasted way too long and I had too much fun."
(-"Bank of Bad Habits")
Let it be known that if my funeral is boring or sad, I'm walking out.
I really think that, instead of a ridiculous eulogy or the sounds of crying women, I want every person to tell two stories about me: the one should be a true, personal story; and the other should be a bald-faced lie.
And there should be games, too. Lots of them. Like foot races, archery, and some sort of fire-walking.
And "Last Mango in Paris" should be playing as they lower me into the cold ground.
Of course, sometimes I think cremation wouldn't suck. After all, at least I'd be warm. But it would be cool to have my skull used in some cult's rituals. It might be asking for too much, but I think it'd be really cool if they deified it and worshiped it. :)
Current Mood: numb
Current Music: "Boomerang Love", -JB
"The Last Mango in Paris" sounds like a song that has promise
Having your skull worshipped... hrm.. rather a bit on the Celtic side isn't it ;-)
Honsetly I believe we should make use of cremation as an option because we are running out of space for the living as it is. Why dedicate more of it to the dead?
I like your ideas for your memorial service though.. Very cool!
|Date:||October 20th, 2003 02:01 pm (UTC)|| |
Funny you were thinking about this
I actually had a very long conversation with my mother and a friend about death/funerals on Saturday. We were discussing how expensive it is (even for cremation). My mom liked the option of viewing the body in a family member's house and burying them in the back yard (her grandmother had this kind of funeral in KY 20 years ago). Personally, I was all for a homemade funeral pyre in the back yard with lots of singing and feasting and crying (sorry, but other peoples pain makes me feel better sometimes). The other cheap option is just to have Ed steal my body and put it through a wood chipper. I figure any fine they assess him (if they catch him) will be less than the cost of cremation or burial anyway.
Funerals should never be boring or sad. They should all involve attaching the dead person to a large poll and dancing them around the town square. ;D
Careful: with ideas like that, you may be drafted into funeral planning if I die. . . :)
At least then I'd get to dance with all the pretty girls!
Must have pretty dancing girls, check. :)
I love your ideas on funerals. I've told my family that, upon my death, they should sell all my stuff and throw a big party, complete with band if they can afford it.