DailyDirt: Bring Out Your Dead…

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Disposing of dead bodies is usually not a funny topic for anyone — except for maybe Monty Python. But until we figure out how to cheat death, we’re going to need to deal with corpses. Burying the dead six feet under might not be practical in some places, and not everyone is keen on cremation. Here are just a few other options.

Hopefully, you won’t need to actually employ any of these options any time soon.

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Anonymous Coward says:

Showing more respect for the dead than the living

It is interesting that we often show more respect for the dead than the living. We dedicate houses for the dead, we dedicate land for the dead, we honour the dead. Yet we happily run the living out of town, we take away their houses and their livelihoods and their freedom. We treat people as less important than currency (that thing that seems to be money and isn’t – not worth the paper or metal used).

The living we abuse,
The living we fight,
The living we kill (and then respect),
The living we enslave,
The living we starve,
The living we imprison and then
The living we are expected to respect.

Wha, sense it does not make.

Ehud Gavron (profile) says:

The Last Ship - burn dead people for fuel

A currently running US television show, The Last Ship, shows a post-cataclysmic society that sends dead people to be used as fuel in a [formerly coal] energy plant. It’s a gritty show.

The Last Ship S02E01. If you haven’t been watching this show… do yourself a favor and watch all of S01 before hitting this ep… it’s not a fun one.


Anonymous Coward says:

I’ve never felt overly concerned about what happens to my body after my death, but if I had to choose from being buried in a coffin, cremation, and composting, I’d go with being composted. I’d rather just be buried in the woods without any kind of coffin, but that’s probably not legal. Why have this beautiful and expensive coffin if you’re just going to stick it in the ground?

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