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Terra Cotta Graveyard

Feed the worms or join the army!
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This is an alternative to cremation or burial. Times are changing and people are wanting alternatives. So rather than buying an urn or a casket, why not armour and join forces with your fellow expired citizens!

A burial mound houses battalions of standing ready and waiting warriors ready to fight in the after life. The climate is controlled, optimized to keep out those pesky worms and enhance the mummification process.

Rather than seeing your tombstone, they can see your arse kicking carcass!

jamm3r, Aug 23 2013

you mean like this? http://www.google.c...AQ&biw=1024&bih=622
[xandram, Aug 26 2013]

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       Sp: Terra
Alterother, Aug 23 2013
  

       can I get a terra cotta couch as well ?
FlyingToaster, Aug 23 2013
  

       Sp: urn
lurch, Aug 23 2013
  

       [+], but on the whole I would much rather become a wall covering. A complete human skin, perhaps split sagitally and opened out to give a rear and front view, joined head-to-head, would add interest to an otherwise dull wall.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 23 2013
  

       I don't earn enough ffs - bury me at the end of the garden. & sort out the spellings
po, Aug 23 2013
  

       What's a ff?
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 23 2013
  

       I think she means ££s.
spidermother, Aug 23 2013
  

       Ah yes. I believe she has a partially non-functioning keyboard.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 23 2013
  

       (Aside) Do terracotta armies imply a scorched earth policy?
spidermother, Aug 23 2013
  

       Only if the kiln is too hot.
Alterother, Aug 23 2013
  

       Well, it's a kiln field out there.
spidermother, Aug 23 2013
  

       Idea start well, then goes to pot. Surprised no one's done the Greek urn joke.
not_morrison_rm, Aug 24 2013
  

       Baked... for about 12 hours at 1100degC, by the Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang in about 210BC.   

       In other words, this is hardly a novel idea.
UnaBubba, Aug 24 2013
  

       Yeah, probably couldn't get a novel out of it, a good short story perhaps.   

       Personally, I'm worried about the Working Time Directive, so if my body is working as a guard after my demise, what does it get to do on its days off?
not_morrison_rm, Aug 24 2013
  

       //what does it get to do on its days off//   

       Ironically: Bake.   

       [+]
Grogster, Aug 24 2013
  

       If there were scary Babies there, would they be in terror cottas?
xenzag, Aug 24 2013
  

       If there were a trillion of them would they be a TeraCotta?
UnaBubba, Aug 24 2013
  

       If they owned a dairy could they make TerraCottage Cheese?
Grogster, Aug 24 2013
  

       People should really be putting their idle halfbaking e-farts into sorting this whole death thing out, before it's too late. I simply don't care how the last of my refuse is preserved.
rcarty, Aug 24 2013
  

       oh dear, I hadn't read down far enough to see [UB] mentioned my link before I posted it....Hi [UB]!! You have ESP. haha
xandram, Aug 26 2013
  

       I'm going to quit zeroing the weight of the cheese when making my lasagna. No sir, no more tare ricotta for me.
RayfordSteele, Aug 26 2013
  
      
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