PC Mummies & Plot Holes | 4M #80
Welcome to the eightieth edition of Morticians’ Monday Morning Mashup, 4M #80, where we’ll serve up bite-sized, easily-digestible nuggets of the deathcare news you need to crush conversations in the week ahead. Bon appetit!
Recompose looks to the crowd
Recompose, Washington’s OG natural organic reduction facility, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $5 million. Even with a $1,000 minimum investment, the campaign had already raised $343,000 as of last Wednesday. According to a recent announcement, these funds will be used to “support the development, operations, and expansion of the company,” which currently employs 18 people and has performed services for 250 individuals since its founding in 2017.
It won’t Leaf anyone in the dust
Looking for a little more transparency in your fleet? Check out this Nissan Leaf hearse, now available on Facebook Marketplace for pick up in the UK. This all-electric Leaf was converted for use as a super-compact transport vehicle by Brahms Electric Vehicles, and offers “full visibility of the coffin and flowers through the large side window.” There’s room for the driver and one (non-deceased) passenger, too.
Have you heard the latest non-PC word we are no longer allowed to use? It’s “mummy.” Museums in London and Scotland have officially canceled the word “mummy,” as it’s now deemed “dehumanizing.” The now-acceptable terms are “mummified person” or “mummified remains” — or, if you are familiar with the gender, you may use “mummified man, woman, boy, or girl.” According to a museum spokesperson, the new terminology “encourages our visitors to think of the individual.”
Do your worst
Where do you go for 4M content when the real deathcare world has been relatively quiet? Reddit, of course. In the spirit of entertainment, we scraped the bottom of this channel for the following nuggets. You’re welcome, in advance.
What would be the worst possible name for a funeral home?
- Rick & Mortuary
- Créme & Torium Associates
- I kid you not, this is 100% real. In the NSW (Australia) country town of Maitland there is a funeral directors business that has been run by the same family for four generations and incidentally was where my own father was cremated. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you … The Fry Brothers.
- Happy Endings
What’s a funny funeral home slogan?
- Where everyone’s story ends in a plot hole.
- We serve the mortality challenged
- We put the “fun” in funeral!
- Our prices are to die for
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