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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Press Release of the Week

posted by on June 24 at 12:23 PM

From the Funeral Consumers Alliance, a kind of Consumer Reports + PIRG for the death-care industry:

While you might not relate to a convention for Elvis Impersonators, UFO enthusiasts or Tattoo and Body Artists, now there’s a gathering for everyone… Whether you like it or not—all of us will be funeral consumers some day! So how about commiserating with other worm fodder to learn more about the inevitable?

The Funeral Consumers Alliance (FCA), a national umbrella organization, is holding its 22nd biennial conference June 26-28 at Seattle University.

For schedule of events and workshops (including, um, “Using Computers: They’re Not Scary” in the SU computer lab), click here.

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Computers are too scary, and if they need a demonstration I have some websites they can visit.

Posted by Fnarf | June 24, 2008 1:01 PM

Cremation is a lot cheaper.

Oh, and never let them guilt trip you into a fancy urn if you're burying it anyway - provide your own nifty box to keep the basic box in (funeral regs).

I prefer rattan boxes like they had in the movie 6ixtynin9 ... It feels like a real funeral but you already did the decomposition via fire so it's easier, and they're a lot lighter.

Then you can add momentos too.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 24, 2008 1:29 PM

mementos ... (i khan spelczech reel gud)

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 24, 2008 1:31 PM

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