Monthly Archives: September 2012

Ask a Mortician Grief Talk

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Real Talk.  Grief Talk. Poor deathlings, we’ve come a long way since the Victorian era, where widows wore veils for a designated time and families kept symbols on their front doors so… 

September 30, 2012 | Videos

Ask a Mortician Liquefying Bodies

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The new Ask a Mortician has arrived, death fiends. This episode concerns a brand new method o’ body disposal, alkaline hydrolysis. In the video, I create an alkaline hydrolysis machine from a… 

September 30, 2012 | Videos

Transforming Corpses Into Trees

  “A person should be buried only half a meter, or two feet, below the surface. Then a tree should be planted there. He should be buried in a coffin that decays… 

September 26, 2012 | Blog

We Are All Made of Stars

Carl Sagan once said that we are all “star stuff.” We began deep in the blazing innards of the stars of the ancient universe (note: I’ve been trying to work the phrase… 

September 24, 2012 | Blog

A Hearse is a Hearse of Curse of Curse.

The Mysteries of Vernacular video series explains the origin of words through fancy book animations. I don’t know why this doesn’t have a ba-jillion views (I have a very sophisticated understanding of… 

September 20, 2012 | Blog

Suicide as Afterlife Helper

In Western culture, suicide is almost always associated with failure. The suicidal person can’t manage to come to terms with their life so they “give up.” But what if you’re from a… 

September 10, 2012 | Blog

New Deathstination–Belize!

I went to Belize in August, and even though it is now OMF WTF SEPTEMBER (seriously, where hath the time gone?) I thought I would share the more obviously deathy portions of… 

September 8, 2012 | Blog

Deathstination: Belize

The choice to go to Belize on vacation wasn’t about any specific lifelong dream of visiting Belize. I was looking for was somewhere totally remote, worried that I had become a wee… 

September 5, 2012 | Morbid Travel

Ask a Mortician — Liquefying Bodies

The new Ask a Mortician has arrived, death fiends. This episode concerns a brand new method o’ body disposal, alkaline hydrolysis. In the video, I create an alkaline hydrolysis machine from a… 

September 4, 2012 | Blog