toastyreaper:

I want this Thundertaker more than any Lamborghini or mustang, or pretty much any other vehicle in the history of mankind.

The great funeral sauce reblogged my boring day at work. It's been a long time (formerly dearlydeparted_) hope all is well with you fellow colleague.

I love that pic! I can’t believe everyone isn’t reblogging it! I’m gonna reblog it again tomorrow morning, afternoon, and evening! THEY WILL LOVE YOU EVEN IF I HAVE TO MAKE THEM!

Preview of Funeral Sauce’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Ear Spoon
$1.45-$4.99

Ear spoons, primarily used in Asia, haven’t ever really picked up in the US, mostly due to our fear of inserting rigid metal objects in our ears that could easily make you go deaf if you’re using this on the drive into work and you hit a bump, like I almost did this morning.

BUY IF: you want to save your loved ones literally hundreds of cents on q-tips.

DONT BUY IF: you don’t want to see this constantly hanging out of someone’s ear, because it will become an obsession.

Preview of Funeral Sauce’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Ear Spoon
$1.45-$4.99

Ear spoons, primarily used in Asia, haven’t ever really picked up in the US, mostly due to our fear of inserting rigid metal objects in our ears that could easily make you go deaf if you’re using this on the drive into work and you hit a bump, like I almost did this morning.

BUY IF: you want to save your loved ones literally hundreds of cents on q-tips.

DONT BUY IF: you don’t want to see this constantly hanging out of someone’s ear, because it will become an obsession.

I have an interview at a funeral home and I was just wondering what would be the appropriate thing to wear? Suite and tie?
Anonymous

probably safe

toastyreaper:

Want

1960 “thundertaker” cadillac hearse by superior coach works & bryan fuller hot rods. beautiful.

toastyreaper:

Want

1960 “thundertaker” cadillac hearse by superior coach works & bryan fuller hot rods. beautiful.

once, a few years ago. i have a friend that lives up there somewhere in one of those little hillside villages. not sure where in maine i wanna go though when i’m up there in a few weeks! any suggestions of things i gotta see or do?
toastyreaper

once, a few years ago. i have a friend that lives up there somewhere in one of those little hillside villages. not sure where in maine i wanna go though when i’m up there in a few weeks! any suggestions of things i gotta see or do?

toastyreaper

It very well could be regional. I work in Maine

interesting!

also, i’m gonna be on tour up that way in a couple months!

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I was taught that the difference between coffins and caskets were interiors. Coffin without one, and a casket with one. But I don't know, I've seen exceptions to that definition...

that’s a new one for me. maybe that’s regional? where is that at?

anyone else heard this before?

from what i can gather, you have a splendid taste in music. cheers! also your blog is lively as well (;

🐸

where in the world would you like to travel?
Anonymous

did you mean “do you have any tips for getting into the funeral industry?”

Am I the only one in the business who gets extremely annoyed at how, literally everyone, calls caskets coffins.
Anonymous

honestly, I think that whole thing is part of the bullshit sterilization of death and funeral industry terms like “funeral coach” vs “hearse”. the excuse we make is that “coffins” have six sides and “caskets” have four, but really I feel like the industry shies away from “coffin” because of the morbidity that’s associated with it (in the US).

they’ve been making six-sided boxes and four-sided boxes for burials forever, and do you think people stressed over “casket” vs “coffin” then? I don’t know for sure because I don’t know the history of both words, but I’d guess not. my bet is that it arose out of the sterilization movement that’s been happening for the last 50 years or so.

and what about custom caskets/coffins that are oblong and don’t have distinguishable sides, and you can’t count them? does that make them caskets or coffins? you certainly can’t say “it’s neither,” so to me, that means the terms are exchangeable.

also, I think “coffin” has a romanticism and history to it, and romanticism of death is something else that North American funeral service tries to move away from, and maybe that’s not good.

so in my personal life, I use them interchangeably. but professionally? of course I say “casket” #slavetothewage

You should just start replacing every "but" in your sentences with "butt". We all should.
Anonymous

lol what the hell

but in all reality, I would really love to see the pyramids and sphinx (crazy how nature made those), but I have no desire to actually go anywhere near egypt (or really anywhere outside the US)