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Sounding on “The Social Disciplines”

In sounding on April 30, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Yeah, so….everyone has a ‘junk drawer,’ right? That place where you stick all those things you are, inexplicably, interested and fascinated by, but unable to describe succinctly?  The ‘social disciplines’ is my attempt to name that junk drawer for the purposes of this blog: stuff I’m interested in that is otherwise nebulously categorical.

  • 18 levels of Chinese Hell
  • Fire to the Commons! An essay you should read – ‘further theory’
  • Why bureaucracy matters when you are trying to “DIY” your own funeral
  • Downsizing Chinese Graves
  • Racialization or Denominalization of Worship Styles
  • Understanding Society – a Blog You Should Be Reading. Read the rest of this entry »

Screw off and Die (TM)

In comment on February 8, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Nowadays, space in cemeteries is at a premium. Therefore, if a method could be found to pack more of the deceased into a given area – money could be saved.

The problem may have been resolved with the invention of the ‘Easy Inter Burial Container‘ recently patented by Californian  inventor Donald Scruggs.

The patent can be viewed here (Click the Full Text button to view the Full Text) His new device can either be screwed into the ground by hand (as shown), or via a specially adapted tractor backhoe. As well as saving space (and therefore money) the Easy Inter Burial Container has aesthetic value too. As the inventor points out:

“A clear plastic Easy Inter Burial Container, where the body is additionally encased in clear resin and is standing erect for all to view during installation, creates a very impressive image.”

More details at Really Magazine

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