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2013-11-16 06:01:25 PM  
Day 95: "lols, found a light bulb in an unexpected place.."
 
2013-11-16 06:01:38 PM  
I'm a twitter stiffer!

/got nothin
 
2013-11-16 06:03:25 PM  
I see some seriously awkward selfie-backgrounds in our future.

/"I see he's still in rigor"
 
2013-11-16 06:04:55 PM  
That's got to be difficult to do that without violating privacy laws.
 
2013-11-16 06:07:02 PM  

FrancoFile: That's got to be difficult to do that without violating privacy laws.


I assume if he doesn't use any names or specific time frames he is in the clear, but I can't see how anyone would take their business to "the guy who blogs about stuffing grandma"
 
2013-11-16 06:10:52 PM  
I follow this guy on Facebook. It's mostly general industry stuff, the ethics and culture of mortician work, some religious stuff, etc. It's pretty interesting if death doesn't freak you out.
 
2013-11-16 06:14:24 PM  
Seems lame.

"Overshare generation" indeed.
 
2013-11-16 06:15:32 PM  
He gets hate mail from people who think he's too irreverent - well, he did take a selfie in a casket, practicing his "death look" - or too open about industry secrets.

The undertaker for the Millennial generation, ladies and gentlemen.

Although that's kind of cool, really. Who hasn't wanted to do that?
 
2013-11-16 06:16:04 PM  
The worst part of the industry is the lack of repeat customers!
 
2013-11-16 06:16:58 PM  
Didn't Six Feet Under get cancelled a long time ago?
 
2013-11-16 06:17:02 PM  
That stuff about the blender was really gross.
 
2013-11-16 06:24:37 PM  

NakedApe: That stuff about the blender was really gross.

I thought they just poked it down the drain with a stick.

 
2013-11-16 06:24:37 PM  
I've been seeing a lot of these "articles" lately. Not just on Fark, but all over the place. "This new generation of kids who think they can enter the workplace is all screwy, and they don't have the maturity, work ethic, intelligence, or handsome silver good looks that you do, dear readers."

/Gee, I sure wish I could be pandered-to!
 
2013-11-16 06:33:10 PM  
""I want a natural burial"

^This.

I made my wife promise me one thing about my death, that I would not be embalmed or cut up for any purpose or reason. Embalming is not required in most states per Federal law and it only costs you more money to do it. Plain pine, unfinished box as well, thank you very much.

/sometimes she tells me I don't need to wait for her to fulfill her promise
 
2013-11-16 06:37:50 PM  

FrancoFile: That's got to be difficult to do that without violating privacy laws.


Funeral Directors aren't subject to HIPAA, as they aren't providing medical care. IIRC, they are bound by various industry and state-by-state regulations, but not by the traditional privacy laws.
 
2013-11-16 06:43:34 PM  
but Caleb didn't have any plans to join them until he realized he couldn't make ends meet as a humanitarian worker in Madagascar and came aboard 12 years ago.

So he finally joined them when he came to the end of his dream at age 20?
 
2013-11-16 06:46:27 PM  

NakedApe: That stuff about the blender was really gross.


What did you think a garbage disposal was?
 
2013-11-16 06:49:45 PM  
Can anyone explain the headline?
 
2013-11-16 06:51:46 PM  

hardinparamedic: FrancoFile: That's got to be difficult to do that without violating privacy laws.

Funeral Directors aren't subject to HIPAA, as they aren't providing medical care. IIRC, they are bound by various industry and state-by-state regulations, but not by the traditional privacy laws.


Yeah, I figured HIPAA didn't apply, but with the rise in implanted devices I have to wonder if it shouldn't.  We're almost getting into Gattaca territory here, but if my grandmother had an implanted defibrillator/pacemaker because of a heritable defect, then that has implications on my insurance eligibility, employment, etc.

hardinparamedic, if you haven't read Bruce Sterling's "Holy Fire", you really should. Interesting take on lots of medical issues.
 
2013-11-16 06:58:04 PM  

George Babbitt: ""I want a natural burial"

^This.

I made my wife promise me one thing about my death, that I would not be embalmed or cut up for any purpose or reason. Embalming is not required in most states per Federal law and it only costs you more money to do it. Plain pine, unfinished box as well, thank you very much.

/sometimes she tells me I don't need to wait for her to fulfill her promise


Well, it also makes sure you're dead, so here's hoping you don't get buried alive.
 
2013-11-16 07:00:05 PM  

WanPhat: but Caleb didn't have any plans to join them until he realized he couldn't make ends meet as a humanitarian worker in Madagascar and came aboard 12 years ago.

So he finally joined them when he came to the end of his dream at age 20?


pretty sad huh?

he had a built in career waiting for him. maybe not a largely lucrative one, but one that wasnt' going away. In my personal experience I have witnessed that a lot from folks who pretty much have jobs waiting for them when they grow up.and that is not a new thing at all.

but I agree.. he gave up on his youthful Idealism far to early.
 
2013-11-16 07:01:12 PM  
I do NOT want to see his Instagram page.
 
2013-11-16 07:02:12 PM  

LoneWolf343: George Babbitt: ""I want a natural burial"

^This.

I made my wife promise me one thing about my death, that I would not be embalmed or cut up for any purpose or reason. Embalming is not required in most states per Federal law and it only costs you more money to do it. Plain pine, unfinished box as well, thank you very much.

/sometimes she tells me I don't need to wait for her to fulfill her promise

Well, it also makes sure you're dead, so here's hoping you don't get buried alive.


basementrejects.com
 
2013-11-16 07:07:58 PM  

FrancoFile: hardinparamedic, if you haven't read Bruce Sterling's "Holy Fire", you really should. Interesting take on lots of medical issues


ooh. Cyberpunk. I shall. Thanks for the recommendation
 
2013-11-16 07:08:35 PM  
imokwiththis.jpg
 
2013-11-16 07:13:11 PM  

astouffer: Can anyone explain the headline?


Penny-Arcade
 
2013-11-16 07:21:29 PM  

LoneWolf343: George Babbitt: ""I want a natural burial"

^This.

I made my wife promise me one thing about my death, that I would not be embalmed or cut up for any purpose or reason. Embalming is not required in most states per Federal law and it only costs you more money to do it. Plain pine, unfinished box as well, thank you very much.

/sometimes she tells me I don't need to wait for her to fulfill her promise

Well, it also makes sure you're dead, so here's hoping you don't get buried alive.


They thought of that a long time ago.
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2013-11-16 09:46:21 PM  

Gyrfalcon: He gets hate mail from people who think he's too irreverent - well, he did take a selfie in a casket, practicing his "death look" - or too open about industry secrets.

The undertaker for the Millennial generation, ladies and gentlemen.

Although that's kind of cool, really. Who hasn't wanted to do that?


He wasn't the only one in there.
 
2013-11-17 12:09:04 AM  
I told my wife, cremate me and sprinkle me someplace pretty. Off a cliff by a lake or something.

That's illegal but you know, you just take me there to show me the sunset and oops, OMG he fell out of the urn everywhere! Oh noes!!1!
 
2013-11-17 12:54:36 AM  
Things I learned as an funeral director/embalmer:
-Your cranial cavity is smaller than you'd expect
-Your spine sticks into your thoracic cavity more than you would expect
-Someone has to tie a piece of string around the penis, or Grandpa will slowly wet himself in the coffin
-You really want a carbon monoxide detector for that old Winnebago
-Cliff jumping is for morons
 
2013-11-17 03:21:20 AM  

Vexed Thespian: FrancoFile: That's got to be difficult to do that without violating privacy laws.

I assume if he doesn't use any names or specific time frames he is in the clear, but I can't see how anyone would take their business to "the guy who blogs about stuffing grandma"


Good thing grandpa never blogged about that, let me tell you though, he bragged to me that he stuffed grandma every day.

/twice on Sunday
 
2013-11-17 06:01:17 AM  
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2013-11-17 06:02:03 AM  
until he realized he couldn't make ends meet as a humanitarian worker in Madagascar

i2.wp.com
 
2013-11-17 01:21:30 PM  
 
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