Business: Funeral
Sorcerous Send-Off   (+5)  [vote for, against]
For those who have a flair for the dramatic

The druid finishes his chanting, and in a puff of smoke the body disappears in a puff of smoke (and miscellaneous pyrotechnics) into a tree trunk.

The company grows trees especially grown to entomb bodies within a large trunk. Once the tree has reached maturity, it is hollowed out on the inside and the deceased are ceremoniously sealed off inside the tree. The hollow is then filled with plastic or something like that (such as the tree sap that turns into amber), to create a lasting archeological curio in centuries to come (why not?).
-- froglet, Dec 19 2005

(?) This could be your whole family tree. http://www.yessng.n...iritTrees_front.jpg
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Dec 23 2005]

How many years must one wait to be sent off in a second "puff of smoke (and miscellaneous pyrotechnics)"?
-- reensure, Dec 19 2005

Fill the hollow with the stuff that hardens into amber and you'll get my vote.
-- baconbrain, Dec 22 2005

Make sure all their cats go in with them - people need cat escorts in the afterlife.
-- ConsulFlaminicus, Dec 22 2005

Will it keep growing off my corpse? I'd want that more than being encased in amber.
-- notmarkflynn, Dec 22 2005

You think your cats will escort you [CF]? You wait - they'll be off catching little dead things in next door's garden before you know it.
-- moomintroll, Dec 22 2005

Women and cats do as they please; men and dogs should get used to it, right?
-- froglet, Dec 22 2005

Brilliant! It's brilliant I tell you! Brilliant!

I think you could just fill it with Honey. Honey never goes bad, there is 2,000 year old honey from egypt you could theoretically eat! The Honey condenses... dangit what's the word? Starts with a 'c'. Ok, whatevers (verb) into pure sugar. All you have to do is boil it in water to turn it back into honey. This idea, is genius! Just imagine freezing people in Honey, and beeing able to thaw them hundreds of years later!
-- EvilPickels, Dec 22 2005

[+] This will undoubtedly disturb future lumberjacks, that is, if we don't just cut down trees with robots.

How do you get the body in the hollow? Blend & pour? Other methods may lead to high tree fatality rates.
-- sophocles, Dec 22 2005

Alternatively, you could embalm the corpse with a very fluid epoxy, and after it sets, dissolve away the body, leaving a lovely tree like form.
-- ldischler, Dec 22 2005

[EvilPickels]: Crystallizes?
-- Trickytracks, Dec 23 2005

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