Let my tombstone read: 'Generally thought to be bad attrition'

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2008/10/14 03:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2008/10/14/8998697.aspx

Off-topic, irreverent, but with a kernel of truth in it for people who care about such things....

I don't think that a blog has the force of law or anything, but hopefully when I die those charged with deciding how to dispose of my body will respect wishes I write here.

This blog contains a few of my wishes.

Basically, I want to be buried, not cremated. Just in case the faith I grew up in correct about my heavenly body somehow being linked to my early one, let's not make my remains suitable for a blender or easily mistaken for a urn full of herbal tea.

I realize how ridiculous the claims might be, but again just in case I am wrong I' like to cover this one base as best as I can.

I'd like a small non-gaudy headstone with the following words on it:

Michael Kaplan

1970 - <insert date of death here>

Generally thought to be bad attrition

Nothing else needed or probably even wanted.

This what I strive for every day, in what I think is a much more constructive way to think of things then treating every day as if it is the last day of your life just in case it might be.

My fondest hope is that those left behind will consider my loss to be bad attrition...

Can one ever really do better than that? :-)


This blog brought to you by(U+2f4d, aka KANGXI RADICAL DEATH)

Nedly on 14 Oct 2008 11:37 AM:

Is there a special comments section for people who want to make remarks about this bringing new meaning to DIE-acritics?

Michael S. Kaplan on 14 Oct 2008 12:06 PM:

Hey Nedly, That one was so funny, I wish I'd thought of it. :-)

Tyler on 15 Oct 2008 4:15 PM:

Personally, I'd like to be interred in a crypt 1500 feet below ground, surrounded by earthly riches, creepy bas relief stuff, etc.

Si on 19 Oct 2008 11:44 AM:

Which font?

Michael S. Kaplan on 19 Oct 2008 12:22 PM:

Why, Comic Sans MS or Comic Fixed MS, of course! :-)

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