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rip . what does it mean. dead is dead

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:34 am
by dj_huck
i think the subject covers my idea

Re: rip . what does it mean. dead is dead

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:44 am
by nebulae
I think it means "I'm hereby paying respect to the dearly departed."

Re: rip . what does it mean. dead is dead

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:59 am
by TRS80
Maybe that the perception of the world is often distorted and confusing and that the only time the confusion goes away is when death occurs. Peace = Death? That's one way to make the chaos go away. It's a person's way of saying- the troubles of the world, for her, are no more.

R.I.P. is an old saying, originating from the Latin "requiescat in pace."

I know what you're getting at. How can anyone that's dead be at "peace" or feel any other thing for that matter? Well, that's a big philosophical question and can be debated ad nauseum because, so far, no one has been able to tell us what death is really like.

Re: rip . what does it mean. dead is dead

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:17 am
by outershpongolia
BTW anyone want to buy Nebulue's daddys car?

Re: rip . what does it mean. dead is dead

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:46 am
by timothyallan
Nebs current car gets fantastic gas milage!

Re: rip . what does it mean. dead is dead

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:17 am
by nebulae
Oooh, thread-stalking...I believe I have a new fan!

*wink*wink*blush*

Re: rip . what does it mean. dead is dead

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:32 am
by timothyallan
Cross website communications! I'm web 3.0 beeeeeatch!

Re: rip . what does it mean. dead is dead

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:56 am
by ikeaboy
dj_huck wrote:i think the subject covers my idea
It's a statement to safegaurd against posssible zombification.

Re: rip . what does it mean. dead is dead

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:52 am
by oblique strategies
Many cultures have an historic fear of the dead, either of the dead influencing their lives or literally returning. Hence, "rest in peace" may be akin to a spell to keep them down...


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Re: rip . what does it mean. dead is dead

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:02 pm
by ghast
It's even worse out here in neckville. When somebody dies out here, people get custom vinyl lettering for the back of their pickup truck as a permanent reminder of the dead. I guess it goes hand in hand with the country music, where people just seem to want to be bummed out. :cry:
Hmmm.....I'm not sad right now, but I kinda wish I was.......here, let me put in this country track about the death of someone's dad, then go look at the obnoxious billboard on the back of my inevitable pickup truck........there! NOW I'm unhappy!!! YAY!

Re: rip . what does it mean. dead is dead

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:08 pm
by Pitch Black
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