Monthly Archives: September 2011

Breaking News: Rotting Stuff Smells Bad!

The city of Seattle requires its citizens to recycle food scraps.  Did you know that?  I didn’t know that. Apparently it’s been very successful thus far, but the massive composting facilities smell… 

September 30, 2011 | Blog

Fancy Edible Skeleton Party

Heston Blumenthal (best name in the world, btw) is one of those “fancy” English chefs.  He does molecular gastronomy, vacuum seals, and apparently he’s a revolutionary desert bacon connoisseur. “Blumenthal is a… 

September 30, 2011 | Blog

Death Twat of the Week

  “A Wisconsin cemetery groundskeeper is charged with prying an expensive Fender Telecaster guitar from the hands of a corpse because he allegedly thought the instrument was too valuable to end up… 

September 29, 2011 | Blog

High School + Morgue = Joy (#SimpleMath)

Back when I was waiting for the Order’s website to be back up and running, I posted these amazing photos from the 70’s of high school students visiting a crematory on the… 

September 28, 2011 | Blog

Cantaloupes of DEATH

Oh holy hell what is this about cantaloupes? WASHINGTON — Federal health officials said Wednesday more illnesses and possibly more deaths may be linked to an outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe in… 

September 28, 2011 | Blog

Guest Post: THE DIRGE #1

Mortician’s Note: Sheera Talpaz is the poet laureate of the Order.  She has her MFA in poetry from Michigan, but is made to toil as a teacher for the fecund young minds… 

September 27, 2011 | Blog

BlahBlah Soccer Mortician

The constant struggle I face with the Order is how to be an excellent spokesperson for death, and not be (or be written about) like this girl.  Her name is Daniella, she’s… 

September 27, 2011 | Blog

Deathline

New in deathnetworking is Facebook’s introduction of Timeline. The Timeline is in effect the new Facebook ‘profile’. As you would expect, it is a timeline of your status updates and content uploads… 

September 27, 2011 | Blog

Today’s Boy Band Decay Metaphor

This is an English boy band called The Wanted. Here they are singing their broken hearts out in a decayed, dilapidated warehouse.  A place that time has forgotten as it slowly crumbles… 

September 26, 2011 | Blog

Sudden Unexpected Nocturnal Death Syndrome

We’ve all heard of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) where a small child is found dead in its crib with no apparent cause of death to be found.  But apparently this same phenomenon… 

September 26, 2011 | Blog

Amazing Funeral Websites

Facebook, you need to stop making me so jealous of all these other amazing funeral websites.  No one ever makes that face when visiting my website. 

September 24, 2011 | Blog