Possible Last Words & Epitaphs


I came, I saw, I puttered

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Thank god it is over

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Finally, a good night’s sleep

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Non fui non sum non curo
(I was not, I am not, I care not)

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Didn’t ask to be here, never prayed to be stayin’

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Well, that was harsh

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Pffft!

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A tolerably good show.
Thanks for being in one here-now or another.
Au revoir and bon voyage.

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I told you I didn’t feel well

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Home, sweet home

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To the last dime

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Finally, some real rest

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Adios, amigos!

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So long, see you in your dreams

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Hooah!

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Like riding a bike

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We come, we go, but Earth abides

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Oblivion or bust!

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So it goes strikes again

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Th-th-th-that's all folks!

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It is done

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Never again

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Suffer me not another day

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Sum quod eris
(I am what you will be)

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Please, please, no, no! Don’t send me back!

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It has to end someday, why not today?

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Power … Fame … Fortune … Where art thou now?

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Just too fucking annoying anymore

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Don’t know, don’t care

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No more tomorrow, no more yesterday,
Naught but the unborn eternal.
Yay oh yay oh yay.

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Resting in peace

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Vanity, Vanity … Where art thou now?

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Home again, naturally

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I came, I saw, I died

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Lived and learned, died anyway

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See ya in hell, boys and girls.
No, wait, aren't we already here?

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Bon voyage

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There is no fate which cannot be surmounted by scorn ~ Albert Camus

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Done, done, the damage done

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Goodbye, absurd world

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Legacy … Posterity … Pfft!

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Home at last

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Look, Mom, I’m a worm now!

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Finally!

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Ciao ciao

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There’s no place like home

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Getting old was getting old

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Once was enough

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Go away kid, ya bother me

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One life was more than enough

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Now only worms and crawly things have to put up with me

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As if it all never happened

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Only too happy to let it all go

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More was no longer necessary anyway

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Neither alive nor dead, I Am

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So long ago, so far away

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I did it my way

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The Old Man and the Sea

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I was bored

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Was tired of being a cancer cell, anyway.

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Camping out in oblivion

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A curious show, already forgotten

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Nope, still not missing it

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Peter Pan is dead, long live Peter Pan

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Got the gist,
Good-bye, shalom,
Cheerio, adios, ciao, aloha,
Sayonara, bon voyage, adiĆ³s, adieu,
Arrivederci, auf wiedersehen,
Au revoir, ta-ta for now.

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Despite all the doors, there is only one exit

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It really does not matter

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Heaven is the absence of pain and remorse and guilt

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It is what it is

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Once upon a dream

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Why wait for the Fates to decide my end by some other foul hand?
Whose hand was better suited for my own departure than my own?

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If I was a serial killer, I got away with it

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Peter Pan does not do old

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Feeding daisies

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Holding on to nothing

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It was time to join the Dead Poets Society

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Creepies and crawlies and dust am I

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Didn’t feel like waiting

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This is what the AMA did for me

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Couldn’t take it anymore

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Enough was enough

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The AMA can’t get me now

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Sally on, Brave Knight

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Get out while the gettin’s good

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It was a good day to die

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The fate of many an AMA lab rat

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My kind of heaven

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No, it was not COVID-19

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No worries, no bothers here

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Why wait?

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This is what happens when you trust the AMA

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This is what happens when you trust the government

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The world and me were both done with each other

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Being a human being wasn’t all it was cracked up to be

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Meh

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I’m over it

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Try Not
Do, or Do Not
There is No Try

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Another fourth-quarter loss

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The seed is dead, long live the seed

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Finally, a good rest

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Toodle-oo

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About time

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Ta-ta for now

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I was tired of this world anyway

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Oblivion, my favorite

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This dream, this cosmos, no longer exists

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Gone, gone, the damage done

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Thank you, Mister Reaper, thank you

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Master of Nothing

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Cha-Ching!

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Bzzz bzzzz zz z z z

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Peace at last

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Hasta luego, indifferent world
TTFE: Ta-ta, forever

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I buried who, and who buried me

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Did not know, did not care

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Dust to dust, unborn, undying


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Had enough


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The Unnatural Existence


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Destiny is all


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Death trumps destiny again


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Things You Might Have Done


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Sooner than later worked for me


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The price we pay


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Worm’s meat


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Hadn’t got time for the pain

Hadn’t the need for the pain


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Buh bye


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No more details here


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I quit


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Gone boy


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Why postpone the inevitable?


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Problem solved


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Oh well


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Win some, lose some, tie some, die anyway.


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Live and learn, die anyway


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Just wasn’t interested in being old and crippled.


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No absurdity here


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Oh, ye of little doubt


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The Man

The Myth

The Legend


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Aloof and free


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Why would you praise any god that did this to you?


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Why wait to go out on a bad day?


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Older than the stars, younger than the moment


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The race against futility is finally over


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All is awareness, awareness is all


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How's my race with dirt doing this fine day?


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Where all futures end


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The AMA can’t get me here


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There you are


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Those were the daze


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Needs research


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Observations from Hell


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You’re on deck, hombre


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Got out with a few chips still on the table


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Life is a marathon, not a sprint


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Alone again, naturally


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Free at last


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Michael Jay Holshouser


Also known as:


Michael

Mike

Jay

M

007

Ged

Holtz

Specs

Mowgli

Paladin

Huck Finn

Lone Ranger

Joe Everyman

Johnny Appleseed

Andrew James Kurtz

The Joyful Curmudgeon

Sparrowhawk

Jester Amok

Muad'Dib

Peter Pan

Zen Mike

Phaedrus

Sisyphus

Yaj Ekim


November 14, 1953

to

To Be Determined


Taxi driver

Philosopher

Photographer

Forklift driver

Jack of Many

Hierophant

Madman

Sage

Fool



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