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For me, buried.
but probs coming to a crematorium near you in 2012... although it'll be unregulated.
It will then be a clause in my will that, in order to inherit my worldly goods, my wife/girlfriend at the time must have me sitting on the sofa of her home at all times.
most of the funerals I've been to are that. It's like a second death.
Yeah. If I were to be cremated, I'd request that my coffin be packed around me with sausages & bacon so that the whole crematorium smelt of sizzling tastiness.
that's an inaction on the part of other people or something (not that what you're saying actually accurately reflects the decomposition proccess)
is a very unnatural way to decompose. in fact it is almost as violent as cremation. this is because there is no oxygen down there so the body putrifies and bursts. mmmmm.
in the mountains....leave you to the vultures
I wanna be part of that
for a lot of reasons. It's been going on for longer than 400 years for example. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Skeletonskyburial.jpg
- the Royal Mile
- Skarra Brae
- the Louvre
- Chartres Cathedral
- the Pantheon
- the Berlin Holocaust Memorial
in a cemetary with my own tombstone and grave. none of that double decker coffin stuff thanks
plastination would be a little too creepy for a family member wouldn't it
the re-use of graves is still an open question but if it does happen the person "re-using" the grave would have their own "shaft" and would not, in effect, be stacked on top of anyone.
in greece they bury everyone so, as you can imagine, burial space is incredibly hard to come by (as is happening more and more in london). i hear that you only get 5 years in your grave before they bury another one in there with you!
Or cremated, and my ashes spread somewhere cool.
although another option (post-science mucking about) is to bury my remains vertically and unboxed, so I don't take up much space and all the insects get to munch on my corpse without having to get into a coffin.
green burial is much more widely available these days. so much nicer!
as I read 'cremated' I heard Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall say 'cremated' on the telly behind me at the exact same time I was looking at it.
I'd like to do whichever one my parents do, not sure why.
you would be surprised how many exhumations licences are applied for, and granted, every year.
I meant like, if my mum ends up being cremated then I'd probably want to be cremated as well just cos she's set the norm. What age do people start writing wills? It'll be in that won't it? I can't imagine old people just start telling their family 'by the way, burn me, don't forget, don't wanna be buried, burn me'. Then the next day 'just a reminder, I wanna be burnt' and then it carries on everyday until they die.
Def cremated. Half ashes Bushy park, half New Forest, final half the sea(English channel)
the thought of them rotting in the ground is horrific. Cremations for all
There was quite an interesting piece about crematoriums in the Guardian last week.
but you don't naturally rot 6 feet down. the depth was chosen to make sure diseases don't some how get back to the surface but it also inhibits any oxygen from getting to the body. so you get a really nasty, slow, violent putrification process instead. practically worse than cremation in my opinion.
Whatever's cheapest and easiest for my relatives (if i have any).
Memories fade but a funeral repayment plan could last a lifetime.
I don't really care that much about what happens to my body. I will say that I prefer some other cultures choices rather than a drab coffin or a crematorium in Slough.
are not strictly legal unless you burn the body under a semi-permanent roof/structure. i refer you to R (Ghai) v Newcastle upon Tyne City Council  EWCA Civ 59!
maybe a bit impractical though
notice the burnt on flannel shirt"
Having my head stolen by drunken students as a prank every few years.
present but not voting
I'd quite like to be eaten by something badass. Like a polar bear or a tiger, or maybe a flock of condors. Or a komodo dragon. Y'know, stuff like that.
I'm not religious and kinda resent the idea that I may take up valuable space on earth after I'm dead.
Don't know what though - after all my useable organs have been divvied out I'll probably donate my body to science or something - maybe CSI training.
Also: I am appreciating whiskywhiscuits contributions to this thread. It reads like he works for a militant cremation lobby group.
i am actually a civil servant. guess what my policy area is.
it does rather read like that actually. i guess i just want to let people know that whilst cremation is incredibly violent, burial is equally so! plus, it's manky.
So long as they're sure I'm dead, they can do what they want. Chuck my body to a load of horny prisoners for them to have their way with it, use it as a prop in a horror film, throw it out of plane for a laugh and watch it splat - really doesn't affect me.
a lot of people care a lot more.
I'm probably not ever gonna die.
...and chuck me off a bridge.
I want to be scattered. Not cremated and scattered, just scattered.
and built into a wall somewhere