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Old 14th Jul 2004, 12:30   #1
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Default Game 3: Epitaphs

For instance, for a Maitre 'd:

God caught his eye...

Something like that.
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Old 14th Jul 2004, 13:03   #2
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In Aidan Chamber's Dance on My Grave, the narrator mentions a gravestone he has heard about in Canada which is shaped like a lollipop, and he comments, 'Death licked her in the end'.

Which isn't exactly the epitaph on the stone, but it's the best I could do
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Old 16th Jul 2004, 10:18   #3
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A computer geek:

He was dragged to the recycle bin
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An Eco-warrior:

He was dragged to the recycle bin
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Old 16th Jul 2004, 11:49   #5
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A twitcher:

"For a change, he watches them from above"

A train driver:

Hit the Buffers or
Now on the branch line.

A skier:

His last off-piste


(None of which are very good)
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Old 16th Jul 2004, 13:03   #6
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For Jimi Hendrix:

Turned out there was some kind of way outta here
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Old 16th Jul 2004, 16:47   #7
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This one was referred to in the paper today - an old C18th memorial slab - You don't get them like this any more

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Between the remains of her brother Edward, and of her husband, Arthur, here lies the body of Bridgett Applewhaite, once Bridgett Nelson. After the fatigue of a married life, borne by her with incredible patience for four years and three quarters, bating three weeks, and after the enjoyment of the glorious freedom of an easy and unblemished widowhood for four years and upwards, she resolved to run the risk of a second marriage-bed, but DEATH forbad the banns, and having with an apoplectic dart (the same instrument with which he had formerly dispatched her mother) touched the most vital part of her brain, she must have fallen to the ground (as one thunder-strook) if she had not been catch't and supported by her intended husband, of what invisible bruise, after a long struggle for above sixty hours with that grand enemy to life (but the certain and merciful friend to helpless old age) in terrible convulsions, plaintive groans or stupefying speech or senses, she died on the 12th day of Septemeber in the year of our Lord 1737 and of her own age 44...
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Presumably in the funeral of rick's computer geek (above), the responses would go something like this:

Priest: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Congregation: Amen.
Priest: The grace and peace of God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Congregation: And also with you.
Priest: Are you sure you want to permanently delete 'Jim Jones' and all his contents?
Congregation: OK.
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Lol. Just so, just so.
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Old 26th Jul 2004, 9:15   #10
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My old Latin teacher's favourite jest.

On the grave of Nathaniel Longbottom:
Ars Longa, Vita Brevis Est.
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