cheek to cheek in stores 9/23

cheek to cheek in stores 9/23

the-blurred-line:

kqedscience:

This Mortician Thinks You Should Spend More Time With Corpses
“Caitlin Doughty has been cutting pacemakers out of corpses, grinding human bones by hand, and loading bodies into cremation chambers for seven years. But the 30-year-old mortician doesn’t want to keep all the fun to herself: She thinks the rest of us should get to have a little more face time with the deceased. In her new book, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (that’s a cremation joke), Doughty argues for more acceptance of death in our culture—and tries to spark a wave of amateur undertaking.”
Read the interview at wired.

That book will be mine……

the-blurred-line:

kqedscience:

This Mortician Thinks You Should Spend More Time With Corpses

Caitlin Doughty has been cutting pacemakers out of corpses, grinding human bones by hand, and loading bodies into cremation chambers for seven years. But the 30-year-old mortician doesn’t want to keep all the fun to herself: She thinks the rest of us should get to have a little more face time with the deceased. In her new book, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (that’s a cremation joke), Doughty argues for more acceptance of death in our culture—and tries to spark a wave of amateur undertaking.”

Read the interview at wired.

That book will be mine……

fetch-the-undertaker:

Funeral home check-list, c.1928

Source: C.F. Callaway, The Art of Funeral Directing, 1928.

this list really hasn’t changed much in nearly a century. this is still a pretty relevant list, other than the prices…

catafalques:

"St. Dennistoun Mortuary" Coin-Operated Automaton, attributed to John Dennison, c. 1900, the mahogany cabinet and glazed viewing area displays a Greek Revival mortuary building with double doors and grieving mourners out front, when a coin is inserted, doors open and the room is lighted revealing four morticians and four poor souls on embalming tables, the morticians move as if busily at work on their grisly task and mourners standing outside bob their heads as if sobbing in grief

if not don’t wake me up until then

are color runs over yet

flipflopgaze:

dontcha wish ya girlfriend was entry-level alternative subculture like me

go follow brandon because he used to be really sad all the time but now he isn’t and you should all be proud of him

flipflopgaze:

dontcha wish ya girlfriend was entry-level alternative subculture like me

go follow brandon because he used to be really sad all the time but now he isn’t and you should all be proud of him

strangeremains:

I got a wave of new followers today.  To say thank you for following my blog here are some skulls of famous artists by artist Mimi ilnitskaya from Kazakhstan.  

is eating ass really big on tumblr in general right now or just among a few people I follow

on Halloween

realfun-funeral:

you:

me:

instagram!

funeralsauce:

I wanna follow more people on instagram! send me your user name so I can see the things you do and what you look like! also I am so personally offended that lesfemmefatale and severelymame don’t follow me back 🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣

instagram!

I wanna follow more people on instagram! send me your user name so I can see the things you do and what you look like! also I am so personally offended that lesfemmefatale and severelymame don’t follow me back 🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣