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Monday, 4 April 2011

Here’s a wee roundup of the week’s stories in tweets. All good stuff.

 

Hannah Rumble and Douglas Davies on burial rites and natural burial. Podcasts – http://bit.ly/e6Lflt

 

Funeral Party (it’s a noisy band – not my thing, maybe your thing) –http://nyp.st/fl1D1z

 

The utter ignorance of funeral consumers almost matched here by a very stupid journo. Jumping gibberish! – http://bit.ly/ih5vkl

 

Another swimming pool to be heated by blazing corpses – as the nonsensemongers would have it : http://bit.ly/gDwNmN

 

We have a new hero and her name is Sharon Voice –http://bit.ly/easkMd

 

Illicit open-air cremation? An intriguing photo – http://flic.kr/p/9tMowS

 

All the year round at Sun Rising nbg – one of my favourites –http://bit.ly/hGdjv0

 

Nice climate, great demographic. Meet the ex-pats’ undertaker, an opp that’s been begging for ages – http://bit.ly/e5GE4c

 

Extremes of scurrility here, clearly written by an industry insider, and the more interesting for that – http://bit.ly/gdzKN4

 

funeral_ideas Sentiment – Louise RT by GoodFunerals

http://bit.ly/dXYoOi 17 year olds murdered body taken to football match

 

Red faces at the Co-op as it fesses up to leaking 83,000 customer details. Third party blamed – http://bit.ly/iezuCh

 

Yet another cemetery stripped of grieving bling. Crass! –http://bit.ly/gyVqpc

 

Quality of life, value of life and when do I let my baby die? Thoughtful and rigorous piece here – http://bit.ly/e2sw9t

 

Co-op the first in the country to launch a ‘nationally recognised qualification’ – an NVQ. Gnn!?? What price a Dip FD?http://bit.ly/eoNlYN

 

Co-op employee, 11 yrs loyal service, sacked for drinking the wrong sort of tea – http://bit.ly/fTcU6a

 

Odd politics: the Damned Co-op wants to buy Bretby crem in the teeth of Lab opposition. Workers unite! – http://bit.ly/eZjKa4

 

Behind the scenes in a US funeral home – photo essay :http://nyti.ms/grRLZE

 

morbidanatomy Joanna RT by GoodFunerals

I love this so much: The Lennon Sisters singing Dry Bones, The Lawrence Welk Show, 1965 http://bit.ly/dDYmZp

 

No gas at the crem so Zimbabwe man burns father on a pyre –http://n.pr/hJKVxA

 

Nice account here of a West Indian funeral – http://bit.ly/dXdO3m

 

Skull earrings. V droll – http://bit.ly/h4CbaL

 

Should this woman have let her children visit their dying granddad?http://bit.ly/dYfvFn

 

Don’t eat and grieve – it ain’t dignified : http://bit.ly/gPZYnb

 

Ray Biddiss’ trike hearse in action – http://bit.ly/eOT0g2

 

China to regulate funeral industry and help poor families. Catch-up time for the UK? http://bit.ly/hpOWLb

 

Very good home funeral piece here. Reinvented in the UK and now deplorably moribund. Why? – http://bit.ly/gZBJl0

 

Police douse corpse in mid-cremation and bang up wife and son –http://bit.ly/gO2x6g

 

World’s weirdest funeral procession? The Burial of the Sardine. Fab! – http://bit.ly/eE1Ccg

 

Beltane fires and funeral pyres. Confusing. http://bit.ly/eXKBJT

 

‘There is an argument that we should be more familiar with the topic of our ultimate demise.’ Nice one, Mariella – http://bit.ly/eldgEl

 

davidschneider David Schneider RT by GoodFunerals

Some terrible, terrible part of me keeps wondering whether Eddie Stobart’s coffin will be green with his name down the side.

 

Its_Death Steve Death RT by GoodFunerals

How sad. The inventor of superglue has died *Sniff*

 

RT @TheFamilyPlot: Witness to a Native American funeral – a report on the graveside ritual for Tu Moonwalkerhttp://wp.me/pBD55-Do

 

Smart new survey from Funeralcare. No news in it but news enough for lazy journos who do stories from press releases –http://bit.ly/hipqlR

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