April 22, 2013

"I Am Only Going Into Another Room..."

#101, on a list of 101 ways tombstones say "died." (Via Metafilter.)

33 comments:

St. George said...

I would say that one would want to avoid #49.

edutcher said...

Let's cross over the river and sit under the trees - Thomas J Jackson who stood like a stone wall

Strike the tent - Robert E Lee

Pardon my dust - Dorothy Parker

Chip Ahoy said...

I kept waiting for slipped these mortal coils.

These chains, these chains that bi-ind you and that is why I am here to remi-ind you

Or slipped these surly bonds of Earth.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

My mother worked for a very small newspaper. They had a no suicide rule. If someone killed themselves the paper said they "died at home". That was different from they "died at home after an illness" or they "died at home in an accident".

St. George said...

Remember, Man, as you pass by
As you are now, so once was I
As I am now, so you shall be
Prepare for Death and follow me.

I'm reading the new Coolidge biography. The poor man's mother died suddenly when he was 12. 1884. Cause unknown. Then his sister suddenly died. 1890. Cause unknown. A lot of that back then. Causes being unknown.

Then his son died of blood poisoning in summer 1924. He was in the White House...running for re-election. Talk about severe....

ironrailsironweights said...

'm reading the new Coolidge biography. The poor man's mother died suddenly when he was 12. 1884. Cause unknown. Then his sister suddenly died. 1890. Cause unknown. A lot of that back then. Causes being unknown.
Then his son died of blood poisoning in summer 1924. He was in the White House...running for re-election. Talk about severe...


And in the final indignity, Coolidge himself was finished at age 60.

Peter

Mark said...

"Was Found Lashed to the Mast of His Sunken and Ill-Fated Vessel"

But isn't that the fate of us all?

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

And in the final indignity, Coolidge himself was finished at age 60.


Dude! You need to put **SPOLIER ALERT** I was going to read that book.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

He fucking snuffed it!

traditionalguy said...

"Left to go and be with Christ" is my favorite line. It is sucinct and says it all.

Mark said...

Couldn't outrun his friend. Fed the bear.

kentuckyliz said...

Free At Last

Mark said...

The privy seat was rotten.

chickelit said...

died of a violent Fever contracted by drinking Small Beer when hot the 12th of May 1764. Aged 26 Years.

Lem said...

I like the one I heard on Wit (2001)

Where Emma Thomson's character, Professor Vivian Bearing, imagined it as "capturing my most endearing qualities... short but sweet".

Published and perished.

The Godfather said...

Not quite a way of saying "died", but I saw a tombstone in the graveyard of Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg, VA that read "She hath done what she could". If anyone could say of me when I die that I did what I could, I would consider it a fine epitaph.

Barry Dauphin said...

C: 'E's not pinin'! 'E's passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! 'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker!

'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch 'e'd be pushing up the daisies!
'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig!
'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!!

EMD said...

OT: Intinery?

Chip Ahoy said...

Speaking of tombstone. Tombstone pizza, to die for.

Died and gone to that great wood-fired pizzeria in the sky red baron

But honestly, search pizza on my site is a straight up trip through the Elysian fields. See what I did there? Pizzas are like, Italian.

shirley elizabeth said...

My mother is a fish.

JohnG said...

101 ways for John Cleese to describe a Norwegian Blue parrot.

Dante said...

Death is a long cold rest.

Pink Floyd

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Swede said...

Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by,
that here, obedient to their laws, we lie.

Penny said...

Her curiosity escaped her.

Astro said...

I like the phrase 'in a better place'. For some people who've died that's exactly true, since even if heaven doesn't exist non-existence is better than living in pain and debilitation.

For some reason I can't grasp, I hate the term 'passed'. Yet 'passed away' seems proper.

Maybe for the same reason I hate the phrase 'does not disappoint' that some people use when describing a book or movie. They leave off the subject of the non-disappointment. It's like half of a sentence and they're too lazy to complete the whole thing.

jim murray said...

There is one that I saw in Key West that states ... "I told you I was sick"

jim murray said...

There is one that I saw in Key West that states ... "I told you I was sick"

rhhardin said...

It's a euthanism.

whoresoftheinternet said...

Here's some truthful ones:

"I'm just going to hang out with my buddy, Billy Ayers."

"Don't worry, this Obamacare will save me!"

"A fetus isn't alive." (Kermit Gosnell abortion).

"Going to hangout in Detroit!"

"I hung out with boys who looked like Obama's sons!"

Enjoy the decline, sheeple!

Mitchell the Bat said...

He Came Full Circle.

Peter said...

"Edwin pease lies in the sod
he shed his pod and went to God"

"I told you I was sick!" -- epitaph on tombstone

traditionalguy said...

Letter by a rare Japanese survivor of the third straight useless Bansai attacks on USMC positions at Bloody Ridge on Guadalcanal: There seems to be a need to consider firepower.