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Started 3/30/22 by gunter; 44074 views.
In reply toRe: msg 305
gunter

From: gunter

Oct-8

re Proper Disposal of Bodies

Following up on the above message and the one about ship morques from some time ago 2136.191.

In the news just now, a funeral home in Colorado was emitting a strong odor. Authorities investigated and found some 120 bodies in various states of decomposition. The facility advertised environmentally friendly burials but it sounds like they didn't do it right? google: Natural burial is the interment of the body of a dead person in the soil in a manner that does not inhibit decomposition but allows the body to be naturally recycled.

There are many ways to do this properly. Some want to be cremated and have their ashes surreptitiously strewn in Central Park. Some want to be walled into a croft. The Parsis in India have been leaving their dearly departed on top of funeral towers in accordance with ancient rituals going back some 3000 years. In the past hungry vultures waited on these dakhmas and quickly picked unclothed corpses clean to the bone, but then the vultures started disappearing, caused by a new drug administered to cattle in India which killed the vultures when they fed on carcasses. Now it takes a bit longer for the sun and wind and insects and such to clean the bones.

Just yesterday I happen to note another proper way to do this. Wandering past the tv where Roomie watches his diet of horror shows I try to keep my eyes averted but am unable to miss bodies in various states of decomposition strewn across the screen in some apocalyptic event, no doubt on loan from the above funeral home. The Remaining. What happens to all those bodies I ask. Not sure, he says, I think Demons descend from the sky and devour them.

We're all going to die some day though I'm still willing to make an exception in my case. Should it happen anyway I'm not particular but if there is to be a grand finale I can see myself on a burning raft in a fjord, floating out to sea with the outgoing tide. A snowy day with a bit of Midnight Sun peaking through the clouds would be nice.

  • Edited October 8, 2023 7:52 pm  by  gunter
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From: gunter

Oct-11

Having enjoyed her final jump, she died peacefully in her sleep!

bshmr

From: bshmr

Oct-11

Since seeking fame or excitement kills, one wonders whether, in her case, a final stress. Then, whether she felt completed. Idle speculation on my part. 

gunter

From: gunter

Oct-11

more excitement from NASA ...

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From: gunter

Oct-16

shipyard

eeJAA knows a way into the shipyard where the King's Royal Barge Procession is put together. I stumble over some tracks, railroad workers stare in wonder at the Farang showing up in their mids, the tracks lead into a hanger, a shipyard, strewn with parts and pieces of the procession to be. I gawk at towering dragons letting women repair their glittering armor, just like this:

On the way out the woman at the tourist trap area offers to put two Siamese Fighting Fish in the same bowl to see them fight.

I really didn't want to see fish shredding themselves to pieces but she needed some business and it being the off season ... she reduced the price to only 5 Baht. We agree. They loved each other.

We flee,laughing all the way back to the taxi.

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From: gunter

Oct-16

Mothers

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From: gunter

Oct-30

LEAKED! iPhone Beryllium is slated for Spring release.

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From: gunter

Oct-30

Waverly Place NYC

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From: gunter

Oct-31

 

HAVE A PERFECTLY
GHOULISH
 HALLOWEEN !

 

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From: gunter

Nov-4

College Football Saturday! 

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