Gravestones & Epitaphs

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  1. Shady

    Shady WHOOOOOOO ARE YOU?

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    I kinda like this one
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    And i think on my headstone, not that i gonna have one, but if i was, i would have <God Snip> as i spend an aweful lot of time on forums
     
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  2. Tribble

    Tribble Furry Idiot

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    I think, for my epitaph, a simple "AFK/BRB" would suffice.
     
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    Spudrick68 Justified & Ancient

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    Not really related but we got a Bedlington Terrier puppy about 6 weeks ago...sorry to derail, please carry on...
     
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    rynner2 Great Old One

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    On Tipping Point this afternoon, neither of the two remaining contestants knew the answer to this question:

    Which member of the Goons had "I told you I was ill" engraved on his headstone?
     
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  5. Bigphoot2

    Bigphoot2 Carbon Based Infestation

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    "Mr Goon" :confused:

    Tipping Point is a guilty pleasure for me when I have the time. It seems to attract people with little general knowledge who can be guaranteed to come up with some "interesting" answers.
     
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  6. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Spike, of course. I didn't even have to look that one up.
     
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    Bigphoot2 Carbon Based Infestation

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    I was yelling "Spike Milligan!" at the telly but then Tipping Point has that effect on me.

    http://tv.bt.com/tv/tv-news/tipping-point-15-of-the-stupidest-ever-quiz-answers-11364039532430
     
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    rynner2 Great Old One

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    Ha ha! Some crackers there!

    By contrast, today's The Chase had a pretty bright team (one of whom had won Brain of Britain before), and the team kept clear of the Chaser and the three of them went home with thousands of pounds!

    (But I expect the Mods will be along shortly and move all this stuff to a TV Quiz thread! :) )
     
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  9. Naughty_Felid

    Naughty_Felid No longer interesting

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  10. Ulalume

    Ulalume tart of darkness

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    I'm having "I'm So Goth I'm Dead" on mine.

    No, I'm not a Goth, but one Halloween I dressed up as one, and a friend wrote that phrase across my back with eyeliner.

    Sounded like the perfect epitaph to me. ;)
     
  11. Coal

    Coal Polymath Renaissance Man

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    "Oh now you come and visit me".
     
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    rynner2 Great Old One

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    Builders make grave discovery under floorboards while working on new History Centre
    By Sarah_Herald | Posted: April 28, 2017

    Old gravestones have been unearthed at a former Plymouth church as demolition work gets underway to convert it into the region's most prestigious art gallery.
    St Luke's Church stopped functioning as a place of worship in 1964 and is now being transformed into a brand new cultural and heritage attraction.

    But as the floorboards were ripped up, builders made the grave discovery.
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    Photos: Paul Slater Images

    Senior building manager for the project, Kristian Cartwright, said: "We actually always knew they were there under the timber floor. And we always knew they were gravestones only and not graves, and that there were no bodies there.

    "The archaeologist was already booked in when we lifted up the floor, so as soon as the timber was up, the archaeologist came in and recorded exactly where everything was, including the size and location of everything, which is plotted alongside all the historical information that we have for the project.
    "The stones will then be presented back to the council, which will then put them in its archives."

    Asked if the team had found anything else lurking under the floorboards, he said: "We found a couple of nice, old beer bottles from a brewery in Plympton, but they were empty unfortunately.
    "Because the floor was rebuilt in the 1960s, anything that might have been under there has already gone. I've worked at quite a few really old buildings and you find things and think, 'Why on earth did they put that there?'"

    Tavistock Place, where the church was constructed in 1828, has been temporarily shut off to pedestrians and vehicles as the area is revamped into a pedestrianised plaza.
    ...

    http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/bui...mouth-church/story-30300857-detail/story.html
     
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  13. Kingsize Wombat

    Kingsize Wombat Abominable Snowman

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    Just stumbled across this while googling for a place in Georgia:


    I did notice that one guys was standing in front of a Lada, the other showing off his Daewoo to the generations to come. Goes to show that status symbols are subject to sometimes rapid change.
     
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    escargot Beloved of Ra

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    Spike had promised for years to have that as his epitaph. I saw him explain it on TV, possibly the Parkinson chat show.

    As Spike was a hypochondriac his family didn't take him seriously if he said he felt ill so he'd say 'When I die of this I'm having 'I told you I was ill!' on my grave!'

    So the epitaph was his final joke.
     
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