(updated 30 Jul 05)  

Top Ten Perks To Being Buried In Outer Space
(Our Homage to James Doohan)

Can you actually be BURIED in space? Wouldn't you just be like a space floatie or something because you're not actually under the ground? (watch4whales@yahoo.com; Cantw82paint@Aol.com) Oh shuddup, you guys KNEW what I meant...smartasses.

Now one for James...

The further away from Shatner, the better. (amfpsych@aol.com)

And the list...

10. No worries about who gets your money after you're dead, since it'll all be eaten up by this strange bit of vanity. (cmndrnineveh@aol.com)

9. In space, no one can hear your dead body emitting gases. (aljhorn@ucsc.edu)

8. You can finally stop worrying that Ryan Seacrest will be buried next to you for all eternity. (Jdoveraz@aol.com)

7. Grave robbers need a full tank of gas and a really good map. (HerzogVon@aol.com)

6. You could crash into a comet a get a little piece of tail in the afterlife. (mashallaha@aol.com)

5. Amaze your stargazing friends by going "Look, there's the Big Dipper, right next to my Uncle Lenny". (rayj0109@gmail.com)

4. You come in as a handy emergency food supply for the crew of the International Space Station. (tpanner@inorbit.com)

3. Your request to be buried in a Darth Vader costume won't seem quite as strange. (shep@peoplepc.com)

2. Rolling over in one's grave is pretty easy in zero gravity. (cdmauger@aol.com)

And don't forget "Scotty"...

1. Get to join other famous people like Gene Roddenberry and Alice Kramden. (L1061S@go.com)

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