Skip to content
Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(KING 5 News)   With Cowlitz County morgue maxed out due to Covid, coroner says staff is being "creative" to maintain cold storage, requests more reefers   (king5.com) divider line
    More: Scary  
•       •       •

1554 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Sep 2021 at 8:31 AM (9 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



49 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2021-09-10 12:03:05 AM  
I'm sure a couple of hefty tokes will make you feel better, but I don't know what it'll do about the corpse storage shortage.
 
2021-09-10 12:36:32 AM  
Helpful photo of reefers

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-09-10 5:34:43 AM  
"In a totally unrelated story, this weekend we're having a big charity chili cook-off -- Texas-style, all meat and no beans!"
 
2021-09-10 6:06:46 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-09-10 8:02:00 AM  
pre-dig some holes, fill them with the bodies, let the families exhume and reinter them at their leisure.
 
2021-09-10 8:32:51 AM  
Maybe they should stop counting all those deaths as covid so they'll have more room.

They're so dumb!
 
2021-09-10 8:32:57 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-09-10 8:37:04 AM  
vignette.wikia.nocookie.netView Full Size
 
2021-09-10 8:41:01 AM  
They could always throw away the vaccines they're not using... and use the vaccine freezers for the dead anti vaxxers

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Lateral thinking, people!
 
2021-09-10 8:41:20 AM  
Google maps shows that the Columbia River runs right along the county and then right on down to the Pacific. I'm sure they could charter a barge to make a couple runs per week.
 
2021-09-10 8:44:28 AM  
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.comView Full Size
 
2021-09-10 8:46:00 AM  
The Cowlitz County morgue can hold 10 bodies. Over the past weekend it housed 19 bodies, Davidson said.

So it can hold 19 bodies?

Q: "What is a supersaturated solution?"
A: "A super-saturated solution is one that holds more than it can hold."
 
2021-09-10 8:46:19 AM  
So stacking them like cord wood?
 
2021-09-10 8:47:01 AM  

felching pen: I'm sure a couple of hefty tokes will make you feel better, but I don't know what it'll do about the corpse storage shortage.


Munchies
 
2021-09-10 8:47:16 AM  
Not content to suck all our resources dry in life, antivaxxers have to do it in death too. Put the bodies in a goddamn wood chipper and let's move on
 
2021-09-10 8:48:06 AM  
How much is a contractor grade woodchipper?

Just asking questions.
 
2021-09-10 8:48:15 AM  

40 degree day: Google maps shows that the Columbia River runs right along the county and then right on down to the Pacific. I'm sure they could charter a barge to make a couple runs per week.


Ahhhhh the Viking solution.
 
2021-09-10 8:49:03 AM  
Seems to me any owner/operator truckers w/reefer trailers could make a little extra coin renting them out
 
2021-09-10 8:49:19 AM  
Cowlitz of the County was my favorite Kenny Rogers song.
 
2021-09-10 8:49:47 AM  
Totally unrelated, but that's the same place that emailed me asking for my famous Soylent Green recipe! Small world, huh?
 
2021-09-10 8:50:11 AM  
Halloween is coming up next month and you find yourself with an abundance of corpses. What do you do? Make zombie lawn decorations for Halloween naturally. These things sell like Christmas trees.
 
2021-09-10 8:50:26 AM  

Karma Chameleon: Not content to suck all our resources dry in life, antivaxxers have to do it in death too. Put the bodies in a goddamn wood chipper and let's move on


As much as I like the optics the reality of aerosolized covid corpses seems dangerous to morgue workers and neighbors.

Maybe feed them to bears.
 
2021-09-10 8:50:49 AM  
Some incinerators burn multiple fuel types.
The average 'Murrican carries a lot of extra "fuel oil".
Come on, maga, light my fiyah...
 
2021-09-10 8:50:59 AM  
What do they do with dead horses?
 
2021-09-10 8:55:53 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: What do they do with dead horses?


Beat them?
 
2021-09-10 8:59:36 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: "In a totally unrelated story, this weekend we're having a big charity chili cook-off -- Texas-style, all meat and no beans!"


Fark user imageView Full Size

Its all in the meat.
 
2021-09-10 9:05:08 AM  
I'm sure animals at the local zoo would welcome some long pig into their diets.
 
2021-09-10 9:06:59 AM  
Refers? Madness!
 
2021-09-10 9:08:23 AM  
Massive burn pit
 
2021-09-10 9:10:18 AM  
It's not slowing down. It's like a water slide where people won't move out of the way at the bottom.
 
2021-09-10 9:18:30 AM  
As a resident of Cowlitz County, I'm really getting a kick...

Trump voting, anti-vax, drug filled hell hole.  But hey...the new morgue's under construction...and the coroner's a real winner...

https://tdn.com/news/local/employee-t​i​p-in-2018-led-to-cowlitz-county-corone​r-fraud-investigation/article_bf2c53ef​-8e4b-5466-9922-c5a33aff43b7.html
 
2021-09-10 9:21:33 AM  
Haunted house/hay ride?
 
2021-09-10 9:28:13 AM  

beezeltown: [vignette.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x637]


Welcome to Howard Johnson's Ice Cream Parlour. Home of the only ice box West of the Pecos.

Oops! Wrong show!
 
2021-09-10 9:33:18 AM  
More reefer has certainly been a big part of what's gotten me through plague times.
 
2021-09-10 9:44:43 AM  
Hey my town made Fark!  Of course it's for this...

They forgot to mention the health care workers protesting in front of the hospital because those meanies are making them get vaccines.  Yes... healthcare workers... protesting vaccines.  Sigh.

I'm sure the number of "Trump 2024" flags in this county have nothing to do with this mindset.
 
2021-09-10 9:46:56 AM  
Sure its fine for them to get creative but why is it that when I get "creative" with dead bodies they call the police and the news uses words like "sick", "demented", and "where does one even get that much clown makeup".
 
2021-09-10 10:46:04 AM  
Hemp is on the way.
/Darn auto correct...Help.
//
Fark user imageView Full Size

/// Hmm was right the first time.
 
2021-09-10 10:57:36 AM  

Romans 7 19: As a resident of Cowlitz County, I'm really getting a kick...

Trump voting, anti-vax, drug filled hell hole.  But hey...the new morgue's under construction...and the coroner's a real winner...

https://tdn.com/news/local/employee-ti​p-in-2018-led-to-cowlitz-county-corone​r-fraud-investigation/article_bf2c53ef​-8e4b-5466-9922-c5a33aff43b7.html


I love it when a place is so corrupt it infects even the lowest levels of office.
 
2021-09-10 11:03:10 AM  
"We're overwhelmed, my people are exhausted," Davidson said. "We're doing the best we can to maintain the dignity of the deceased and get them back to their loved ones so they can continue as a family."

Necromancy is tiring work.
 
2021-09-10 11:16:12 AM  

Klyukva: The Cowlitz County morgue can hold 10 bodies. Over the past weekend it housed 19 bodies, Davidson said.

So it can hold 19 bodies?

Q: "What is a supersaturated solution?"
A: "A super-saturated solution is one that holds more than it can hold."


And the slightest jostle causes the whole system to collapse.
 
2021-09-10 11:18:01 AM  

azxj: Hey my town made Fark!  Of course it's for this...

They forgot to mention the health care workers protesting in front of the hospital because those meanies are making them get vaccines.  Yes... healthcare workers... protesting vaccines.  Sigh.

I'm sure the number of "Trump 2024" flags in this county have nothing to do with this mindset.


A lot of the "healthcare workers" protesting are like the "parents" protesting. People from out of town or who have nothing to do with the system they're protesting.
 
2021-09-10 11:18:54 AM  

khitsicker: Sure its fine for them to get creative but why is it that when I get "creative" with dead bodies they call the police and the news uses words like "sick", "demented", and "where does one even get that much clown makeup".


Fark user imageView Full Size


Turns out the corpses are already wearing clown makeup.
 
2021-09-10 11:20:17 AM  

thealgorerhythm: Karma Chameleon: Not content to suck all our resources dry in life, antivaxxers have to do it in death too. Put the bodies in a goddamn wood chipper and let's move on

As much as I like the optics the reality of aerosolized covid corpses seems dangerous to morgue workers and neighbors.

Maybe feed them to bears.


Then we have bears with covid running around.
 
2021-09-10 11:28:23 AM  
memegenerator.netView Full Size
i.gifer.comView Full Size
 
2021-09-10 3:23:17 PM  
They should ask the guy with the snarky Anti-Biden billboard over on Industrial Way to chip in... Right next to the sign that says he's hiring drivers (which has been up for as long as the billboard, if not longer)

"Trump hurt your feelings, but Biden hurts your bottom line" was one of the chestnuts on there. I can imagine he's just a delight to be employed by.
 
2021-09-10 4:47:25 PM  

DoughyGuy: They should ask the guy with the snarky Anti-Biden billboard over on Industrial Way to chip in... Right next to the sign that says he's hiring drivers (which has been up for as long as the billboard, if not longer)

"Trump hurt your feelings, but Biden hurts your bottom line" was one of the chestnuts on there. I can imagine he's just a delight to be employed by.



Yeah, I see that all the time.  I think this week it's: "If Biden was a car his check engine light would be on."

I never understand why businesses advertise their political leanings.  Way to drive away half of your business.
 
2021-09-10 5:49:04 PM  

Nimbull: Halloween is coming up next month and you find yourself with an abundance of corpses. What do you do? Make zombie lawn decorations for Halloween naturally. These things sell like Christmas trees.


Is that the proper collective term? I sure hope so.
 
2021-09-10 7:17:10 PM  

Don Gato: Nimbull: Halloween is coming up next month and you find yourself with an abundance of corpses. What do you do? Make zombie lawn decorations for Halloween naturally. These things sell like Christmas trees.

Is that the proper collective term? I sure hope so.


I believe the proper term is a congregation, or maybe a confession, of corpses.
 
2021-09-10 9:55:26 PM  
Call the families of the antivaxers and tell them they can come wave goodbye to the body it's going to be cremated by the end of the day.  Store the others as usual and the space problem is gone.
 
Displayed 49 of 49 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.