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Re: New idea: Leave a Tree Behind (Instead of a Tombstone)
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2017, 01:40:43 PM »
Joeactor! You got to be a double for Harrison Ford in Enders game?!?!? That's so cool!   Of course, the book was WAY better than the movie, but I would have jumped at the chance.
And I have read about turning a loved one into a diamond or a gem. It's a crazy idea, but super expensive. And can you imagine losing THAT diamond?  :shocked:
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Re: New idea: Leave a Tree Behind (Instead of a Tombstone)
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2017, 02:09:36 PM »
Joeactor! You got to be a double for Harrison Ford in Enders game?!?!? That's so cool!   Of course, the book was WAY better than the movie, but I would have jumped at the chance.
And I have read about turning a loved one into a diamond or a gem. It's a crazy idea, but super expensive. And can you imagine losing THAT diamond?  :shocked:

Thanks! Yeah, that was a lot of fun. Wish I got to meet him too, but it was just me in a booth. Doubled some other celebs too. If they can't play, I get paid!

Not sure how I feel about the diamond thing. It's a bit... weird... to wear a dead person. Maybe it's just me ;-)

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Re: New idea: Leave a Tree Behind (Instead of a Tombstone)
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2017, 10:25:39 PM »
You could always have your loved ones cremated ashes turned into a coffee mug.

https://cremationdesigns.com/product/coffee-mug/

It's a real thing that some people do. I suspect that the company just takes the ashes you send them and dump them into the trash then sell you a regular porcelain cup for $200 bucks.

But, if they actually do use the ashes of your loved ones to create a coffee cup....well....bottoms up mom. 
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Re: New idea: Leave a Tree Behind (Instead of a Tombstone)
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2017, 10:57:55 PM »
You could always have your loved ones cremated ashes turned into a coffee mug.

https://cremationdesigns.com/product/coffee-mug/

It's a real thing that some people do. I suspect that the company just takes the ashes you send them and dump them into the trash then sell you a regular porcelain cup for $200 bucks.

But, if they actually do use the ashes of your loved ones to create a coffee cup....well....bottoms up mom.
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Re: New idea: Leave a Tree Behind (Instead of a Tombstone)
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2017, 04:09:40 AM »
I suspect that the company just takes the ashes you send them and dump them into the trash then sell you a regular porcelain cup for $200 bucks.
Ah! Good business sense. Although, can one not like fertilise the office plants with them ashes in stead? Waste not! :tellmemore:
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Re: New idea: Leave a Tree Behind (Instead of a Tombstone)
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2017, 06:22:47 AM »
Man... I am really in the wrong business. I could totally make those coffee cups, for WAY less than $200! I would mix your ashes into the actual clay, so you're actually part of the item, not just in the glaze. And Mags, that Ashtray, I could rock that Ashtray. I'll give everyone on this forum a fantastic deal.... when you die, I'll make whatever clay creation your family wants and I'm giving you all a great deal! Just use the code word "Dragon" at checkout and you'll get a 75% discount!
I'm feeling a new career coming..... kind of getting inspired....
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Re: New idea: Leave a Tree Behind (Instead of a Tombstone)
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2017, 06:34:54 AM »
I'd like to be mulched, portioned into 100 gram bags, frozen and gifted to my kookaburra kin when the season turns averse.
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Re: New idea: Leave a Tree Behind (Instead of a Tombstone)
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2017, 09:58:29 AM »
Man... I am really in the wrong business. I could totally make those coffee cups, for WAY less than $200! I would mix your ashes into the actual clay, so you're actually part of the item, not just in the glaze. And Mags, that Ashtray, I could rock that Ashtray. I'll give everyone on this forum a fantastic deal.... when you die, I'll make whatever clay creation your family wants and I'm giving you all a great deal! Just use the code word "Dragon" at checkout and you'll get a 75% discount!
I'm feeling a new career coming..... kind of getting inspired....
The Asmo IS a clay creation.  >:(

Say, can you weave Him into some ash sculpture, perhaps?  :notsure:
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Re: New idea: Leave a Tree Behind (Instead of a Tombstone)
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2017, 10:06:36 AM »
Man... I am really in the wrong business. I could totally make those coffee cups, for WAY less than $200! I would mix your ashes into the actual clay, so you're actually part of the item, not just in the glaze. And Mags, that Ashtray, I could rock that Ashtray. I'll give everyone on this forum a fantastic deal.... when you die, I'll make whatever clay creation your family wants and I'm giving you all a great deal! Just use the code word "Dragon" at checkout and you'll get a 75% discount!
I'm feeling a new career coming..... kind of getting inspired....
The Asmo IS a clay creation.  >:(

Say, can you weave Him into some ash sculpture, perhaps?  :notsure:
The Asmo sounds pretty hard baked to start with . . .
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Re: New idea: Leave a Tree Behind (Instead of a Tombstone)
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2017, 12:48:41 PM »
I suspect that the company just takes the ashes you send them and dump them into the trash then sell you a regular porcelain cup for $200 bucks.
Ah! Good business sense. Although, can one not like fertilise the office plants with them ashes in stead? Waste not! :tellmemore:

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Re: New idea: Leave a Tree Behind (Instead of a Tombstone)
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2017, 02:09:10 PM »
Man... I am really in the wrong business. I could totally make those coffee cups, for WAY less than $200! I would mix your ashes into the actual clay, so you're actually part of the item, not just in the glaze. And Mags, that Ashtray, I could rock that Ashtray. I'll give everyone on this forum a fantastic deal.... when you die, I'll make whatever clay creation your family wants and I'm giving you all a great deal! Just use the code word "Dragon" at checkout and you'll get a 75% discount!
I'm feeling a new career coming..... kind of getting inspired....
The Asmo IS a clay creation.  >:(

Say, can you weave Him into some ash sculpture, perhaps?  :notsure:

The Asmo is a clay creation? But if the Asmo is the Asmo, then who created the Asmo?
But, uh...well there it is.


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Re: New idea: Leave a Tree Behind (Instead of a Tombstone)
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2017, 07:54:30 PM »
I recently went for the Neptune society deal. They will...or at least promise to do the whole routine of retrieving the body, taking care of the legal stuff that is involved in the dying process, and cremating the remains, then furnishing a cheap ass plastic box in which to put the ashes. All in all it costs a whole lot less than a conventional funeral service and all the bullshit scams that the funeral homes do to inflate the price toward national debt status.

Now I learn that Dragonia will make my ashes into a coffee cut for cheap. I am up for that and I think it a hell of a bargain as well as a fitting end to my miserable carcass.  Hail to Dragonia for proposing a real business deal.

On the other hand there is the final disposition that Neil DeGrasse Tyson proposed for himself. Some Christian type asked what he would have done with him when he died. He said that he would die and not be embalmed, then buried in the earth so that his remains could provide some nourishment for whatever animal or vegetative life forms might profit from the chemical constituents of his body. That is in the same ball park as the tree thing, only more succinctly stated.  That bit is out there somewhere on YouTube video.

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