1) Being featured on German blogs fills me with intense waves of joy. This is the fourth or fifth one I’ve found so far. Of course I Google translate them like, immediately. I think they’re positive? I don’t totally know for sure because Google translate is a hot wonderful mess.
“Clinical mosque Ole! I can not get past it, you imagine Caitlin Doughty, an Undertaker with a passion. This approach to the subject of death is one or the other perhaps too American, it does not harm a look at this entertaining examination of risking it. Did you know that the bones of a burned body in a bone mill to be ground? “
2) Look, it’s Ask a Mortician spelled out with Llamas. Episode 3 coming early next week! There will be new elements. The new elements aren’t actually llamas. Sorry.
3) Look, it’s an American Girl catalog defaced to make every option a little Caitlin. Throw some black bangs on any American Girl doll and a teeny mortician emerges.
Shannon Cwikla is a member of the Order and an artist. I think taking a Sharpie to a catalog absolutely counts as ART don’t you?
4) I finally broke down and got a Twitter. I resisted for awhile, but now that it’s all decorated and I realize that I can finally tweet statuses that fall under #shit old men say when I deliver their wives’ urns, I’m actually pretty happy about it.
Perhaps I will start answering questions on the Twitter as well. Although my geek out answers would be WAY longer than 140 characters.
Death theory is always like, “if you show your kids cartoons and they see Wile E. Coyote falling off a cliff and then popping up and being fine 3 seconds later it’s teaching them BAD THINGS about death, teaching them it’s not real.”
Michael Paulus does cartoon skeleton art. Because of cartoon’s special place in death theory, it makes these pieces especially on point. Mortality is everywhere, the skull grins at the banquet, even beneath the doe eyes of the PowerPuff Girls.
Thanks to Ms. Herold for the dethtip.
…and it’s about Disneyland.
In my last Ask a Mortician video I mentioned that I would be a patron at the happiest place on earth.
Not on your list of Morbid Travel destinations? Maybe you’re DOING IT WRONG.
Order of the Good Death facebook member Robert Caron brought this to our attention:
Did you ever see the original album art for Cher’s Heart of Stone record? She claimed that she didn’t realize the original painting looked like a skull and changed the album cover as fast as she could.
Cher is a down bitch, I’m not sure why she’d want just another sultry picture of herself as opposed to an amazing drawing of her body as skull.
“To an Apache Indian, dreaming of an Owl signified approaching death.”
Yeah sure, death by CUTENESS, maybe.
Owls are symbols of death in many cultures from the Kikuyu of Kenya to the ancient Romans. Their haunting hoot signals DOOM and impending mortality.
This video is the perfect metaphor for what the human brain does to death. It takes these darlin’ little fluffkins with their big innocent eyes and turns them into the creatures that stalk the dark woods at night, ready to bring destruction and death.
If we pulled back our fears surrounding death we’d see that there’s a soft little owl inside, staring up, just begging us to make an internet video.