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Should corpses wear glasses?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Ivan Kipling, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. Joel_Cairo

    Joel_Cairo Well-Known Member

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    I want to attend my funeral in a brand new bespoke suit, the fittings for which will have been done after I pass, because who knows what obstacles rigor mortis poses to a really spot-on fit.
     
  2. EL72

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    I want to attend my funeral in a brand new bespoke suit, the fittings for which will have been done after I pass, because who knows what obstacles rigor mortis poses to a really spot-on fit.

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  3. DocHolliday

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    Personally, I'm against open caskets or bodies in general.

    Yeah, I'm not really down with the whole dying thing. I'm going to see if I can avoid it.
     
  4. Joel_Cairo

    Joel_Cairo Well-Known Member

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    I feel Peter Lorre would make an appropriate model.

    Oh hell yeah. One of his last roles was as the sidekick to Vincent Price's graverobbing undertaker in Tales of Terror.

    However, for the record, when the good Laszlo Lowenstein did leave this world, he did so without glasses:
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    (from: http://thanatos.net/galleries/catego...t_id=3&page=12)
     
  5. acidboy

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    what about shoes? are shoes necessary? nobody looks at the deceased feet anyway, unless you're a real sick animal.
     
  6. designprofessor

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    I went to a funeral of a student a few days ago. She always came into class happy and eager to learn, despite her age (70's) and health problems.
    At the funeral as they invited people up to the casket, I turned out of line and walked out. I knew for me, it wouldn't bring me any closer to closure. I preferred to remember her as I had seen her last, which was walking into class to show me a scrapbook of her artwork through the years.

    If I was going to be left with a memory, that was the one I chose to be left with.
     
  7. LabelKing

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    Oh hell yeah. One of his last roles was as the sidekick to Vincent Price's graverobbing undertaker in Tales of Terror. However, for the record, when the good Laszlo Lowenstein did leave this world, he did so without glasses: [​IMG] (from: http://thanatos.net/galleries/catego...t_id=3&page=12)
    Interestingly, Paul Lynde did a turn as a funeral home salesman with his usual irreverence. And regarding corpses, a good funeral director or mortician would be able to maintain how the person looked in life using his chemical arts.
     
  8. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
    Well as I say, I was overruled on the glasses issue, while making funeral arrangements for half a dozen or so friends, and relatives. To me, eyeglasses serve to puntucate the macabre spectacle already in place. Ordinarily, we don't sleep with eyeglasses although the older I get, the more likely the possibility. The corpse is lying there dead, eyes closed, wearing glasses. For me, it's bad form.
    When I arranged my mother's funeral, we had a closed casket, but an entire ensemble, including shoes, hosiery, and undergarments, was required. Neither my sister nor I, looked at the body; the funeral was private. We have no regrets. Dead bodies serve no purpose to me, closure or otherwise. But that's an individual matter, of course. When my father goes . . . we'll do things the same way. That's assuming he doesn't outlive my sister and me.
    Label King, I too think that mortuary would have been a most satisfying endeavor. I like to greet people, during stressful times. [​IMG]
     
  9. vanity

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    I've never seen a dead body before.
     
  10. globetrotter

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    what ever of my carcass can be made use of, should be. then what ever is left should be disposed of in the cheapest way possible.

    although, I wouldn't mind if my ashes were baked into bread and fed to birds.

    aside from that, no preferences.

    I am sorry - I find the wish to view a body very strange.
     
  11. lawyerdad

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    I find the wish to view a body very strange.
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  12. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Well-Known Member

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    vanity, you're not missing much. [​IMG] Just my honest opinion, of course. [​IMG]
    I wonder if Ari Onassis, was buried with his glasses in place.
    Doris Duke's wish, was to be thrown to the sharks. I don't think her desire was fulfilled.
     
  13. vaclava krishna

    vaclava krishna Well-Known Member

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    I gave a promise, to my friend, Mr Bodner,that if the time arises, I will give him a viking funeral, in the East River.
     
  14. imageWIS

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    don't ever let it be said that SF doesn't tackle the urgent, controversial issues of the day...

    Seriously, worse fucking topic ever.

    Jon.
     
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    I've never seen a dead body before.

    I've read your posts and something tells me you will soon... [​IMG]

    Jon.
     
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    right
     
  17. vanity

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    I've read your posts and something tells me you will soon... [​IMG]

    Jon.


    I plan on being cremated. My parents have said to cremate them and go on vacation with the extra cash. It seems pretty silly to bury a dead body in expensive things. Burn 'em, their dead anyway.
     
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    What if you get There (wherever) and you find out... you could take it with you? And the only store they have there is A&F?
     
  19. Joel_Cairo

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    What if you get There (wherever) and you find out... you could take it with you? And the only store they have there is A&F?

    that means you've arrived in the other there, and deserve to pay hundreds for ripped jeans for all eternity
     
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