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(CBS News)   Funeral and casket companies now setting up displays in U.S. malls. Which is very convenient for the people who are not fast enough to run when a shooting breaks out   (cbsnews.com) divider line 18
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2014-02-05 09:06:55 AM  
Great. Now all the goth kids who hang out at hot topic will want to "try them out"
 
2014-02-05 09:26:30 AM  
They should open displays at the local farmer's markets.
 
2014-02-05 09:29:33 AM  
People still go to malls?
 
2014-02-05 09:43:26 AM  

gopher321: They should open displays at the local farmer's markets.


Well, your little local, artisinal casket makers, anyway.
 
2014-02-05 10:00:36 AM  
Who ever said America's obesity problem wouldn't solve itself?

Anecdotally, I recently spotted an obese shopper open-carrying a pistol in a Target(fittingly).  Presumably he was attempting to make a statement about gun rights because there's pretty much zero crime in the area.  Anyway, the mental image I conjured up of him trying to sprint his portly jiggling behind to the scene of an active crime, wiping away sweat with a meaty paw, and gasping for enough oxygen to keep him from fainting provided me with more than a little entertainment.
 
2014-02-05 10:20:38 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: People still go to malls?


In places where it rains a lot, yeah.
 
2014-02-05 10:54:49 AM  
Oh, I thought that was just a new Hot Topic store aimed at older people.
 
2014-02-05 11:15:20 AM  
Costco has had casket displays for years here.
 
2014-02-05 11:59:58 AM  
I remember there being a piano store in a local mall back in the day.  Wonder if they ever sold even one.
 
2014-02-05 12:46:01 PM  

crotchgrabber: Costco has had casket displays for years here.


Pretty much THIS.....

/though our local Costco doesn't have them out all the time, just a couple times a year (during funeral season, I guess?)
 
2014-02-05 01:04:11 PM  

hungryhungryhorus: Who ever said America's obesity problem wouldn't solve itself?

Anecdotally, I recently spotted an obese shopper open-carrying a pistol in a Target(fittingly).  Presumably he was attempting to make a statement about gun rights because there's pretty much zero crime in the area.  Anyway, the mental image I conjured up of him trying to sprint his portly jiggling behind to the scene of an active crime, wiping away sweat with a meaty paw, and gasping for enough oxygen to keep him from fainting provided me with more than a little entertainment.


Bet he wanted a cannon on his mobility scooter.
 
2014-02-05 01:38:52 PM  
Since this is in malls, maybe they could make em drive in caskets so the obese can waddle in or park themselves

smart move, i do hope they made them large enough to accommodate the mall travelers
 
2014-02-05 04:02:00 PM  
Oh look, the new Oldsmobiles are in early this year.
 
2014-02-05 05:25:28 PM  
Hell, put the entire funeral home in the mall. Pay your respects to the dearly departed, then go shopping. Bury the bodies under the parking lot.
 
2014-02-05 06:39:13 PM  
Wasn't this the plotline for the good season of "Six Feet Under"?
 
2014-02-05 11:53:15 PM  

cgraves67: Oh, I thought that was just a new Hot Topic store aimed at older people.


Nah, Hot Topic already caved to the Hipsters and Skatepunk kids. Only things Goth adults have left for cheap morbid knicknacks are either online, a tourist trip to a major city (NYC, Philly, etc) whose Gothic store (more than one store, if you're lucky) probably started catering to the MallGoth kids Hot Topic left behind and wouldn't have any old Christian Death albums on hand. Would be nice though if some casket service did let me try out one on for size. :-P

/Caskets are a rip off anyway
//I am not going to care if my body gets cushioning if I am not alive to enjoy it (If I decide to do the stereotypical Goth casketbed in the future, if I can afford, I might care then about cushioning! :-P )
///Would be upset though if the Rabbi and the pallbearers are the only ones there at my funeral
 
2014-02-06 08:43:35 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: //I am not going to care if my body gets cushioning if I am not alive to enjoy it (If I decide to do the stereotypical Goth casketbed in the future, if I can afford, I might care then about cushioning! :-P )///Would be upset though if the Rabbi and the pallbearers are the only ones there at my funeral


If you are at your own funeral I would think the priorities would be to get out of the coffin rather than get depressed about a low turnout.
 
2014-02-06 10:02:09 AM  

xria: DarkSoulNoHope: //I am not going to care if my body gets cushioning if I am not alive to enjoy it (If I decide to do the stereotypical Goth casketbed in the future, if I can afford, I might care then about cushioning! :-P )///Would be upset though if the Rabbi and the pallbearers are the only ones there at my funeral

If you are at your own funeral I would think the priorities would be to get out of the coffin rather than get depressed about a low turnout.


Might be kinda hard to do, unless I was doing a surprise party for all those who came!

/"SURPRISE! I'M NOT DEAD!"
 
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