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

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

Guess Where I am Guys?

This girl checked in a Dachau.  She checked.  in.  at.  Dachau. Thank goodness Facebook has a feature that allows you to check in at concentration camps.  Rudy’s Big Wings, Dodger Stadium, O’Hare… 

September 23, 2011 | Blog

26 Gerbils

Daily life as a mortician is usually characterized by steady ennui peppered with the occasional what the hell moment.  It’s those what the hell moments that keep one addicted to a job in… 

September 22, 2011 | Blog

1000 Days of Mark

At this point in my career, it is very rare that I am shocked by a death related story.  But the story of Mark Rife is like nothing I have ever heard. … 

September 20, 2011 | Blog

Decay Pr0n

“The 100-year-old Letchworth Village Home for the Feeble Minded and Epileptics in New York was abandoned in the ’90s” Source 

September 20, 2011 | Blog

In Defense of a Death Book for Children

I don’t think I was a particularly morbid child. That being said, I was a particularly morbid child. All children are particularly morbid children.  They start life so fresh and tabula rosa… 

September 19, 2011 | Blog

Your Death Has Migrated

We’re back up and running at http://www.orderofthegooddeath.com/blog Come say hello. This is likely the end of our time on Tumblr.  Thank you for having us. 

September 18, 2011 | Blog