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Old 08 June 2011, 09:19 PM
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Old 08 June 2011, 09:23 PM
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Leslie Nielsen lets rip a final joke

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Neilsen loved gags about gas and whoopee cushions and promised in a 1996 interview that the line would be his epitaph.
ETA: The Daily Mail article and the Find A Grave link.

I love that he made that his epitaph!
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Old 08 June 2011, 09:27 PM
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Old 08 June 2011, 09:29 PM
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Aw, Nielsen. Gone, and still making me smile.
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Old 08 June 2011, 09:47 PM
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Reminds me of Rodney Dangerfield's tombstone with its epitaph of "There goes the neighborhood."
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Old 09 June 2011, 01:31 PM
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If I weren't being cremated, I'd have something silly on my gravestone too. I miss Mr. Nielsen. Even his bad movies (Repossessed, anyone?) made me giggle.
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Old 09 June 2011, 08:59 PM
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If I weren't being cremated, I'd have something silly on my gravestone too.
You can do both. Some people have their "cremains" buried.
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Old 09 June 2011, 09:34 PM
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I think it was Billy Connelly that said he was going to have a small plaque like the one in the OP and have in tiny writing at the bottom: You're standing on my balls.

My final instructions are that my remains are to be scattered from a hot-air balloon over the city I call home. I also left instructions that I'm not to be cremated.
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Old 10 June 2011, 02:20 AM
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I have always wanted the epitaph I read about (could just be UL) elsewhere:

"I told you I was sick."
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Old 10 June 2011, 02:50 AM
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An acquaintance of mine once insisted that DeForest Kelly's gravestone carried the epitaph "He's dead Jim....." That would have been good, but a quick search proved that to be an untrue legend. He was cremated, and his ashes scattered at sea.
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Old 10 June 2011, 02:50 AM
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I have always wanted the epitaph I read about (could just be UL) elsewhere:

"I told you I was sick."
It's not a UL. If you do a Google image search for that phrase, you'll see plenty of real examples.
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Old 10 June 2011, 07:32 AM
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You can do both. Some people have their "cremains" buried.
What else would you do with them?
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I think I'd like to have the last name on my tombstone changed to "Yossarian" with the epitaph "What difference does it make? I'm dead."
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Old 10 June 2011, 08:11 AM
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What else would you do with them?
Scatter them. Haven't you ever seen The Big Lebowski?
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Old 10 June 2011, 09:30 AM
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Scattering cremated human remains isn't legal in Germany (and I believe in most of Europe). We are just to densly settled to do that.

In Germany, you can't keep your grandmother's urn on the mantelpiece or bury her in the backyard, either. It must be buried in an official graveyard. A lady who wanted her fathers ashes to be turned into a diamond had to sneek part of it out of the country.

ETA: Scattering the ashes on the high seas is possible, though.
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Old 10 June 2011, 09:49 AM
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I have always wanted the epitaph I read about (could just be UL) elsewhere:

"I told you I was sick."
Spike Milligan wanted this, but they wouldn't let him.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/garyshield/3444720677/
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What else would you do with them?
Not cremated, yet scattered over the city? AAAAHHHHHHHH!!!! Body parts from heaven!!!
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Old 10 June 2011, 12:58 PM
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Scattering cremated human remains isn't legal in Germany (and I believe in most of Europe). We are just to densly settled to do that.
It's illegal in a lot of cities/towns in the US, too, and against the rules in many parks. I suspect the rules are sometimes ignored in large rural parks.
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Scattering cremated human remains isn't legal in Germany (and I believe in most of Europe). We are just to densly settled to do that.

In Germany, you can't keep your grandmother's urn on the mantelpiece or bury her in the backyard, either. It must be buried in an official graveyard. A lady who wanted her fathers ashes to be turned into a diamond had to sneek part of it out of the country.

ETA: Scattering the ashes on the high seas is possible, though.
Well, in Northrhine-Westphalia there is a loop-hole in the law. The law states that the sealed urn with the cremated remains has to be buried in an offical cemetary. But it doesn't state "immediatly" or "within [timeline]" after cremation. So the urn is handed over to the relative and can be taken home until it is officially buried. (Well, IINAL, so maybe that loop-hole is closed already)

Another way is to do the cremation in the Netherlands, since the urn is handed over to the relatives for transport and can be kept instead of being buried in an offical cemetary, although you have to make sure that german authorities can not relate the remains to the deceased, so the offical urn from the cremation place should be replaced with an anonymous one and the tags in the ashes should be removed.

Personally I can not imagine having the remains in an urn standing on a mantlepiece or anywhere else in my home. It would creep me out
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Not cremated, yet scattered over the city? AAAAHHHHHHHH!!!! Body parts from heaven!!!
Catch the head and you win a prize!
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