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Posted: 1/31/2011 2:22:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 2:25:57 PM EDT by THREEGLOCKNIGHT]
I think a funeral pyre would be cool.



I confess, this is mostly about laughing at the colorado libs in the story.

By all accounts, Belinda Ellis was a free spirit. During the last years of her life, she lived with her husband and her boyfriend, Skip Benson, 59.

"We had a friendship between the three of us that very few people could share," said Randy Ellis, 51.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110131/ap_on_re_us/us_mountain_funeral_pyre

Talk about a rocky mountain high.
Amid the scent of juniper and burning wood was a smell of marijuana from a bag that someone dropped into the pyre. Someone joked that perhaps they also should have poured in some Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:23:37 PM EDT
Way cooler than getting tossed into an industrial oven.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:24:59 PM EDT
Sounds like an "air burial" would have served her well.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:27:39 PM EDT
I've been present when bodies were burned. Do you really want the last memories of your loved one being that of the entire funeral procession puking their guts out?
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:28:31 PM EDT
Makes more sense to me rather than dumping a butt load of money on a funeral home, embalming, casket, grave stone etc etc etc.

Wonder what it smells like...





Bill
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:31:39 PM EDT
Stick me in my boat , light it up and point me out to sea
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:34:02 PM EDT
I would bet that there is a law prohibiting it.


Big funeral lobbyists and all.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:35:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Another-Bill:
Makes more sense to me rather than dumping a butt load of money on a funeral home, embalming, casket, grave stone etc etc etc.

Wonder what it smells like...





Bill


Take a couple gallons of rancid bacon fat and throw it into the fireplace. The sounds are worse. Fat frying and popping, organs bursting, etc.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:35:45 PM EDT
No time to wallow in the mire.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:35:59 PM EDT
Is it wrong to feel that Libs should do this before they croak?

Danny
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:37:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 2:37:22 PM EDT by Minuteman419]
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:38:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By niceguymr:
No time to wallow in the mire.


First thing that popped in my head when I saw the thread title.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:40:00 PM EDT
Something about watching a dead loved one burn doesnt appeal to me.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:40:20 PM EDT
Lo, there do I see smelly hippies.
Lo, there do I see femnazi wiccans.
And weirdos and wackos
Lo, there do I see the line of libtards
Back to the 1960s.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:44:13 PM EDT
Sounds OK to me. Needs a bigger pyre, though.

Embalming is just littering.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:47:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 2:48:38 PM EDT by 14point5]
It was good enough for Anakin Skywalker.


Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:49:03 PM EDT
Flames are way to small. Needs more gasoline.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:50:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 2:50:21 PM EDT by Shane333]
At night, the pyres for the dead light up the sky.


It's medieval.


Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:52:09 PM EDT
I want to be lit on fire and then launched from a catapult.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:54:08 PM EDT
I think 98% of people have no concept of how nauseating the experience is - not the least of it being the smell.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 3:04:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CWO:
I think 98% of people have no concept of how nauseating the experience is - not the least of it being the smell.


Probably best to leave it to the pros. Makes sense to save money though.

Link Posted: 1/31/2011 3:06:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CWO:
I think 98% of people have no concept of how nauseating the experience is - not the least of it being the smell.

If I am dead then I won't smell a thing.


Link Posted: 1/31/2011 3:40:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 3:43:17 PM EDT by Blindspooch]
I want my pyre in a huge lake with a half a forrest worth of wood soaked in gasoline and old motor oil to be lit on fire with a flaming arrow

ETA: And can these fucking hipster hippie fuckfaces please find another beer to coddle around? I get self conscious at the register for carrying on a long standing family tradition of drinking some ol' pabst
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 3:53:35 PM EDT
The pyre is supposed to be 10' in the air or better to keep onlookers from being overcome with the initial smoke.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:09:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SpankD:
The pyre is supposed to be 10' in the air or better to keep onlookers from being overcome with the initial smoke.


Burn me.
Pound any fragments left to dust.
Pour me on the White House so the whole world can see my ASH.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:13:11 PM EDT
Since when was drinking pabst a hipster/hippy thing? Eastwood drinks pabst.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:15:14 PM EDT
On the scene a priest appears,
Sinners falling at his knees

Satan sends out funeral pyres,
Caste the priest into the fire.

It's the place for all bad sinners,
Watch them eating dead rat cinders.

I guess it's the same,
Where ever you may go.

OH LORD YEAH!

O. Osbourne

Bilster
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:19:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 14point5:
It was good enough for Anakin Skywalker.

http://earthfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/pyre.jpg


Just the armor.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:39:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 4:44:14 PM EDT by Blindspooch]
Originally Posted By Gripy:
Since when was drinking pabst a hipster/hippy thing? Eastwood drinks pabst.


Thats what I'm sayin - My grandpa was like Walt Kawalkski (sp?) except with a lever action .243 and a Farmall A

ETA: 0h, btw, Arfcom and my PBR drinkin', arab scarf neck-wrapping friend told me it was 2 hip 2 b square
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:40:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 5:38:41 PM EDT by AR-10Operator]
Originally Posted By Gripy:
Since when was drinking pabst a hipster/hippy thing? Eastwood drinks pabst.


You know Clint is a veggie eatin' socialist that believes in common sense gun control right ?
Oh and BTW, John Wayne was gay.

Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:42:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Badlatitude:
Stick me in my boat , light it up and point me out to sea




Valhalla, I am coming....
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:46:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 4:46:53 PM EDT by Blindspooch]
Originally Posted By AR-10Operator:
Originally Posted By Gripy:
Since when was drinking pabst a hipster/hippy thing? Eastwood drinks pabst.


You know Clint is a veggie eaten' socialist that believes in common sense gun control right ?
Oh and BTW, John Wayne was gay.



+1

The CHARACTERS that actors play in movies are often times quite different than their actual personalities
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 5:37:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By niceguymr:
No time to wallow in the mire.


+1 , Jim Morrison would be proud.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 5:40:11 PM EDT
Cool.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 5:41:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR-10Operator:
Originally Posted By Gripy:
Since when was drinking pabst a hipster/hippy thing? Eastwood drinks pabst.


You know Clint is a veggie eatin' socialist that believes in common sense gun control right ?
Oh and BTW, John Wayne was gay.



The fuck?
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 5:49:29 PM EDT
I feel a chill in my heart
Like lingering winter cold
I and my son are torn apart
He was just 6 winters old

My first-born was he
And the last of my kin
The last one to carry my name
Death smiled at him its deadly grin
There is no one for me to blame

The fate of Norns await us all
There is no way to escape
The day to answer Oden's call
Or walk through hel's gate

I carry him to my ship
He seems to be asleep
But the deep blue colour of his lips
Is enough to make me weep

No man should have to bury his child
Yet this has been my share
The tears i shed run bitter and wild
It's a heavy burden to bear

His body feels so light in my arms
His skin is pale as snow
Yet his weight feels heavy in my heart
As my sadness continues to grow

Allfather!
What fate has been given me?
Why must I suffer?
Why must I feel this pain?
Allfather!
LIfe has lost it's meaning to me
I think I'm going insane!

I lay him down on a pyre
A burial worthy a king
And as I lie down by his side
I hear the weaving norns sing

The fate of Norns await us all
There is no way to escape
The day to answer Oden's call
Or walk through hel's gate

The fate of Norns await us all
I know this to be true
It's time to answer Odens's call
My son, he calls for me and you


Link Posted: 1/31/2011 6:05:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By replicators:
Originally Posted By AR-10Operator:
Originally Posted By Gripy:
Since when was drinking pabst a hipster/hippy thing? Eastwood drinks pabst.


You know Clint is a veggie eatin' socialist that believes in common sense gun control right ?
Oh and BTW, John Wayne was gay.



The fuck?

I installed 2-way mirrors at his pad in Brentwood, and he come to the door wearing a dress.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 6:06:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wingnutx:

Originally Posted By replicators:
Originally Posted By AR-10Operator:
Originally Posted By Gripy:
Since when was drinking pabst a hipster/hippy thing? Eastwood drinks pabst.


You know Clint is a veggie eatin' socialist that believes in common sense gun control right ?
Oh and BTW, John Wayne was gay.



The fuck?

I installed 2-way mirrors at his pad in Brentwood, and he come to the door wearing a dress.

Did you tap that?
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:18:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR4U:
Way cooler than getting tossed into an industrial oven.


I would be okay with this

Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:22:32 PM EDT
Sky burial for me.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:25:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Plumbata:
I've been present when bodies were burned. Do you really want the last memories of your loved one being that of the entire funeral procession puking their guts out?


That's why I want a viking funeral.








And if everyone shows up on motorcycles it'll be a biking funeral!
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:27:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By warlord:
Sky burial for me.
They a new method of getting rid of the body, they use chemicals and there is no muss no fuss. And it is clean. BUT I forget the name of the process.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:30:34 PM EDT
Yeah, pyres at sea are cool as hel but standing over a corpse and smelling and watching it boil and burst is pretty disgusting.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:35:43 PM EDT
I would prefer a funeral pyre.

But I want to be completely obliterated, so my bones and teeth need to be burned with thermite.

Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:37:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By stickfigure:
I would prefer a funeral pyre.

But I want to be completely obliterated, so my bones and teeth need to be burned with thermite.



Technoviking funeral?
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:40:23 PM EDT
If SHTF, there will be funeral pyres
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