Monthly Archives: June 2012

Teresa Margolles, Muerte Sin Fin

My roommate Jillien Kahn has written her first guest post for the Order.  She is halfway through her master’s in art therapy and is on her way to Mexico for the summer… 

June 29, 2012 | Blog

Civil War Era Undertaker Re-enactments

As you may know, I have a habit of crudely photoshopping my head onto old Civil War and Victorian era photographs of undertakers. See here: Jon Austin, the general manager at the… 

June 27, 2012 | Blog

Ask a Mortician Exploding Caskets

A dirty little secret of the death industry, the exploding sealed casket. It will *blow* your mind.  That’s right, I said it.  No regrets. 

June 26, 2012 | Videos

Ask a Mortician Corpse Poo

And now, the number one most asked question by internet brodudes! Corpse Poo you want, corpse poo you’re gonna get. Note the new single question formatting, hopefully this allows me to do… 

June 26, 2012 | Blog // Videos

Ask a Mortician Ep 6

Oh the wonders of decomposition!  My favorite biological process in all the land. We’re taught to fear dead bodies in our culture, but many around the world think the things we do… 

June 26, 2012 | Videos

Corpse Themed Pulp Novels

The pulp mystery fiction novels were all about sex, murder, vice, mystery, and apparently buckets of CORPSES.  I was Googling away for a specific, unrelated image and it led me down a… 

June 20, 2012 | Blog

Ask a Mortician- Exploding Caskets

This random screenshot from the new Ask a Mortician episode tells me I look like the creepy obsessive girlfriend from THIS video.  For the record, I’m totally fine with that. Here’s the… 

June 20, 2012 | Blog

Deathly Doodles — Post Mortem Photography

Post Mortem Photography Post Mortem Photography is the pretty uniquely Victorian practice of photographing the recently deceased. The introduction of the daguerreotype in the mid-1800s meant that families who couldn’t afford fancy… 

June 18, 2012 | Blog

Paris: Ghost Town

Writer & Order member Susie Kahlich is living and working in Paris.  She is our guide to all things Parisian death. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Paris is a remarkable city: so beautiful, it really does… 

June 14, 2012 | Blog

Ask a Mortician — Corpse Poo

  At long last, I give you the answer to the often asked Corpse Poo question. I even take a shot at explaining why it is you’re all so obsessed with knowing… 

June 7, 2012 | Blog