did you mean “do you have any tips for getting into the funeral industry?”
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
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)
aesthetic insp for the upcoming #NineteenTour …if anybody in New England wants to chill at the end of October hit me up
"Kenneth Douglas admitted in court to having had sex with at least 100 corpses during his time as a night shift employee at a morgue in Hamilton County, Ohio, where he worked from 1976 to 1992. ‘I would just get on top of them and pull my pants down,’ he said.
Douglas, 60, would allegedly take drugs and get drunk before abusing the corpses awaiting autopsies. ‘If I hadn’t had anything to drink before work, it wouldn’t happen,’ Douglas said. ‘I would do crack and go in and drink and go in.’”
"According to WCPO, this would be the fourth such case against Hamilton County ‘for failing to protect bodies in the morgue.’"
"[Douglas’s wife] was allegedly rebuffed by the morgue’s supervisor when she called to report her suspicions. ‘He said, "Whatever happens on county time and on county property is county business,"’ [she] said."
This is our death denying culture. When making a removal of the deceased from the hospital, I parked next to the dumpster, came in a loading dock, and walked in the underground maze of hallways to find this discreet door. It’s only indicator of being a morgue was the handwritten label on the dumpster outside of it.
There were mainly hospital workers in this whole underground world. These mole people were very aware what was behind this door. I either got pleasant “hello”s or got completely ignored with minimal eye contact.
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I saw reggie at the warhol museum in 2008, and a lot of his performance was about the world ending in 2012, and he was the only person that ever made me afraid that it might actually happen shit was so real. a lot of middle-aged and older people walked out of the performance. it was awesome.