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Old 09-20-2005, 05:46 PM   #1
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Soylent diamonds..... are people!

I came across this today.... I have so many mixed feelings about this. It's cool in a geeky way, but also somewhat morbid and creepy.

http://www.lifegem.com/secondary/whatisLG2006.aspx

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What is a LifeGem®?

The LifeGem® is a certified, high-quality diamond created from the carbon of your loved one as a memorial to their unique life.*

The LifeGem diamond provides a way to embrace your loved one’s memory day by day.* The LifeGem® is the most unique and timeless memorial available for creating a testimony to their unique life.*

Your LifeGem memorial will offer comfort and support when and where you need it, and provide a lasting memory that endures just as a diamond does.* Forever.
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Old 09-20-2005, 05:49 PM   #2
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You'll forgive me if I don't share with my spouse this latest means of ensuring that I'm worth more dead than alive...
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Old 09-20-2005, 05:51 PM   #3
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Gives an entirely new meaning to the term "family jewels"....

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At least we won't have to carry around that stupid urn any more!
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I came across this today.... I have so many mixed feelings about this. It's cool in a geeky way, but also somewhat morbid and creepy.

http://www.lifegem.com/secondary/whatisLG2006.aspx
I'm speechless...
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Diamonds are a girl's best friend, or were made from part of the girl's best friend.
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Speaking of best friends, I poked around the site, and--I kid you not:

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LifeGem® for our precious pets.

Why choose a Precious Pet LifeGem diamond?

Because I’ll always remember...
how you preferred a milk jug to an expensive toy.
how you ate everything I couldn't stand.
how you protected me with your life, but secretly hid when I was gone.
how you helped “break in” all of the new furniture.
how you were always there for a hug when I needed it most.
how you gave me a reason to come home.
how I loved you with all my heart, but you always loved me more.
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Creepy! But how do we know they aren't just dumping the ashes down the sink and handing you a cubic zirconia and saying, "here's bob!".
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Creepy!* But how do we know they aren't just dumping the ashes down the sink and handing you a cubic zirconia and saying, "here's bob!".*
Ah, for a small additional fee you can inquire about their DNA-tagged diamonds, coming soon!
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"Help, I'm a rock!! Help, I'm a rock!!"

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My sister noticed they have a volume discount!
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