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Jeff Bezos Nudes, Self-Aware Fish, and Brain Zapping: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

A good rule of thumb if you’re going to threaten to publish nude photos of the richest man on the planet unless he says you’re not working with the Saudi government is: Probably don’t do that! And if for some reason you are reckless enough to do that, you probably shouldn’t do so in writing!Read more...
Tags: Google, Star Wars, TV, Science, Technology, Movies, Instagram, Net Neutrality, Labor, Drugs, Horror, Funerals, China, Social Media, Star Trek, Fish


Everdays Raises $12 Million for End-of-Life Communication Platform

Mark Alhermizi first found startup success with Gas Station TV, a Birmingham, MI-based company that broadcasted from gas station pumps and was sold to Dan Gilbert’s Rockbridge Growth Equity in 2014 for a reported $100 to $200 million.In 2017, Alhermizi started a new “social platform” venture called Everdays, which was born as a result of his father’s death three years prior. Alhermizi said it was an exciting time in his life—he had just sold his business to Rockbridge and his wife was pregnant ...
Tags: Cake, Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Entrepreneurship, Funerals, Funding, Trends, Vc, Software, Obituaries, Innovation, Venture Capital, Birmingham, Detroit, Series A


Air Force Veteran Who Had No Family Honored By Thousands of Strangers at His Funeral

72-year-old Joseph Walker, a United States Air Force veteran, died alone, but thousands of strangers made sure that he wasn’t laid to rest alone.KCENTV reports that thousands showed up at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery on Monday (Jan. 28) to attend the burial service for an unaccompanied U.S. Air Force Veteran.Plans for Joseph Walker’s burial were announced via the Texas General Land Office’s Facebook page on January 24th, and the post was shared hundreds of times.“We have the distinc...
Tags: Videos, Facebook, Texas, News, Funerals, Cnn, Austin, Military, Jazz, Air Force, Good News, US Air Force, Joseph Walker, Joseph, Jake Tapper, Austin Texas


How to Be Legally Buried at Sea 

Funerals are old news, thanks to a recent thread in Reddit. If you’re on the lookout for a splashy burial, this is how to accomplish it.Read more...
Tags: Death, Funeral, Life Planning, Funerals, Reddit, Lifehacks, Ocean Hacks


XXXTentacion Laid to Rest in Private Funeral Service Attended by Friends & Family

XXXTentacion’s friends and family said their finals goodbyes to the rapper Thursday during a private funeral service in Florida.Unlike the public memorial service that was attended by fans the day before, Thursday’s service was just for the “SAD!” rapper’s close friends and family. Among those in attendance included Erykah Badu and “Cash Me Ousside Girl” Danielle Bregoli (also known by her rap name Bhad Bhabie). WATCH: XXXTentacion Goes to His Own Funeral in “SAD!” Music Video “LONG LIVE XXX,” B...
Tags: Florida, Celebs, Funerals, Atlanta, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Erykah Badu, Clarkson, Douglas, Lil Uzi Vert, Adam, Broward, Ocala Florida, Badu, Sun Sentinel


XXXTentacion Will Have an Open Casket Public Funeral at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida; No Cameras or Cell Phones Are Allowed

A public memorial service for XXXTentacion is scheduled for Wednesday, June 27th, 2018, and, in addition to relatives and close friends, friends are invited to attend the funeral. To accommodate the expected huge turnout, XXX’s funeral will be held at the BB&T center—a 20,000-seat arena in Sunrise, Florida.According to the late rapper’s attorney, J. David Bogenschutz, the service will include an open-asking viewing. However, cell phones and cameras will be prohibited at the event, according to a...
Tags: Florida, Celebs, Funerals, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Broward County, BB T Center, Sunrise Florida, Deerfield Beach Florida, Xxxtentacion, Dedrick D Williams, Cleopatra Bernard, David Bogenschutz, BB amp ; T Center, Florida Panther s Stadium


XXXTentacion’s Family Is Reportedly Scared to Have a Funeral Because They Think Someone Will Shoot It Up

XXXTentacion’s family doesn’t want to have a funeral for him because they’re afraid someone will “shoot up the place,” Radar Online reports.According to sources close to XXX’s family, the rapper’s relatives are begging his mother, Cleopatra Bernard, to cremate him instead of having a funeral because they fear the service “would turn into yet another crime scene.” RELATED: XXXTentacion Fought to His Death With Masked Gunmen Who Targeted Him Before Murder “His mother wants a funeral Opens a New Wi...
Tags: Florida, Celebs, Funerals, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Radar Online, Xxxtentacion, Broward County Sheriff s Office, Dedrick Williams, Cleopatra Bernard, Deerfield Beach Williams


Young King Dave Funeral & Burial Info: When Will YDK Be Laid to Rest?

Young King Dave (aka “YDK”), the young man who made himself famous on the internet after a video in which he proclaimed “I Got the Loud” went viral, died last Thursday (May 17) at 19 years old.According to Motherboard, before his death, the viral sensation—who was known for his videos that showed him smoking weed or “doinks” (as he called them) and making candid observations about the world around him—had been hospitalized after suffering from a collapsed lung. Young King Dave Dead: Fast Facts A...
Tags: Funerals, Dave, David, Obituaries, Pop Culture, Deaths, Jazz, Anthony, Keith, Hackensack New Jersey, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hazlet New Jersey, Staten Island New York, Middletown New Jersey, Cremation Services Inc, Social Media Famous


Was a Hearse Towed Away During the Middle of a Funeral?

An image purportedly showing a depressing event actually shows a group of actors filming a scene for a television show.
Tags: News, Funerals, Bbc, Fauxtography, Miscaptioned


Sharing Grief: A 10 Point Primer On Condolence

Dear Sisters and Brothers, My father died recently. And when I wasn’t nursing my irreparably broken heart or praying for his everlasting happiness in the gardens of Paradise, I was taking mental notes on what helped me cope and what didn’t. Mostly because I like observing social behavior and I love analyzing myself (memoirist in the making alert!) and also because it was something to do. And one of the things I realized is that a whole load of people have NO idea what to do or NOT do when someon...
Tags: Death, Grief, Life, Relationships, Funerals, Religion, Daughter, Father, Islam, Son, Husband, Wife, Muslims, Hiba, Buddhist, Hershey


Is The Southern Baptist Convention Covering Funeral Costs for Sutherland Springs Victims?

The primary missions agency of the Southern Baptist Convention will cover any out-of-pocket funeral costs not met by a victim's compensation fund.
Tags: Texas, News, Funerals, Religion, Fact Check, Baptists, Sutherland Springs, Sutherland Springs Shooting


How Mortician Caitlin Doughty Traveled the World on the Wings of Death

For most Americans, the options of what you can have done to your body after you die likely seem limited. Cremation, embalming your body and then burying it—there are variations on those themes, but the basics remain. But mortician Caitlin Doughty has spent her life trying to change how we consider death and educate…Read more...
Tags: Death, Science, Funerals, Caitlin Doughty, End Of Life, From Here to Eternity, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes


Perfect techie send-off? Funeral priests could be replaced by ‘Buddhist’ robot

Pepper has taken on a few jobs in its short life, greeting customers at places like stores, airports, and train stations. But working as a priest at funerals is surely its most unusual role yet. The post Perfect techie send-off? Funeral priests could be replaced by ‘Buddhist’ robot appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Japan, Funerals, Trends, Pepper, Robots, Emerging Tech, Buddhist, Monk, Nissei Eco


Perfect techie send-off? Funeral priests could be replaced by a ‘Buddhist’ robot

Pepper has taken on a few jobs in its short life, greeting customers at places like stores, airports, and train stations. But working as a priest at funerals is surely its most unusual role yet. The post Perfect techie send-off? Funeral priests could be replaced by a ‘Buddhist’ robot appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Japan, Funerals, Trends, Pepper, Robots, Emerging Tech, Buddhist, Monk, Nissei Eco


Life, Death, Ego and Eternity

 This week on HOME: Stories From L.A.: The original Forest Lawn Memorial Park, in the hills above Glendale, may be best known outside California for inspiring the sledgehammer satire of the 1965 cult comedy "The Loved One." For tourists and curiosity-seekers, it's the gonzo life's work of Hubert Eaton, who memorialized himself as The Builder in the park's every corner. For the families of the people interred there, though, it's something more, and harder to joke away: A place of their own, g...
Tags: Post, Death, Podcast, News, California, Funerals, Los Angeles, History, Architecture, Glendale, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Home: Stories From L.a, Hubert Eaton


Roger Ailes' son threatens accusers: “I’m coming after them and hell is coming with me.”

Fox News founder Roger Ailes was forced out of the company last year by his bosses in the Murdoch family after being exposed. He died last week at the age of 77. Then his teenage son, Zachary Ailes, honored the old man's memory by threatening his accusers at his eulogy with a quote from Tombstone. Zachary pledged to fight to clear his father’s name after a series of sexual harassment allegations led to his ultimate ouster from Fox News. “I want all the people who betrayed my father to know t...
Tags: Post, News, Sexism, Funerals, Fox News, Murdoch, Roger Ailes, Zachary Ailes, Tombstone Zachary


Was a Veteran’s Body Displayed Without a Coffin?

A Georgia funeral home said that was true, but that they were following the deceased's wishes and had nothing to do with money, as family members contend.
Tags: News, Funerals, Georgia, Veterans, Controversy, Military News, Odd News


Turkey cat funeral explained

This video of turkeys circling a dead cat went viral yesterday... https://twitter.com/TheReal_JDavis/status/837301561500057605 ... and here's the explainer, from The Verge's Alessandra Potenza and Rachel Becker. They're a) warily inspecting a potential predator they don't realize is dead while b) getting stuck in a natural follow-the-leader pattern. “predator inspection,” says Alan Krakauer, a biologist at the University of California, Davis, who studies the behavioral ecology of...
Tags: Post, Cats, Funerals, Turkey, Mistakes, Turkeys, Wonderful Creatures, University of California Davis, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Scott Gardner, Rachel Becker, Alan Krakauer, Alessandra Potenza


Massive Fight Breaks Out During Ricky Harris Funeral After Man Attempts to Attack Snoop Dogg

“It’s sad. They’re fighting at a funeral… It’s so disrespectful!” Actress/comedian Sherri Shepherd was in utter dismay while attending comedian Ricky Harris’ funeral Tuesday (Jan. 3). An actual fight broke out during the service and she caught it live on Periscope. Snoop Dogg was at the center of the fight. A fight at a funeral https://t.co/EPOHTKoP3Y — Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) January 3, 2017 TMZ released exclusive video footage of the melee: According to reports, a man rushed i...
Tags: Videos, Wtf, Celebs, Fights, Funerals, Hip Hop, Long Beach, Pop Culture, Jazz, LBC, Snoop Dogg, Chris, HARRIS, Snoop, Rick, Sherri Shepherd


Maserati Hearse

People are dying for a ride in Ellena Funeral Car's Maserati Hearse: Multifunctional steering wheel - Dual-zone automatic climate control - Windshield wiper with rain sensor - Body in fiberglass - Hydraulic Alzabara - Interior lighting LED - Stainless steel cladding and imitation leather boating - Cross removable stainless steel - Hooks door wreaths - Audio engineer - Metallic paint choice Optional accessories: - Opening the tailgate automatic - Platform Automatic - Parking sensors - Tint...
Tags: Post, Death, News, Funerals, Cars


A Heroic Send-Off for Jacob Hall, 6-Year-Old Boy Killed in Townville Shooting

Jacob Hall, the 6-year-old who was killed during the shooting in Townville, SC, was laid to rest Wednesday (Oct. 5) with a superhero funeral. Friends, family, and members of the community gathered in the small town to pay their respects to the child who lost his life in yet another senseless shooting. Hall’s family decided to have visitors dress as a superheroes in honor of Jacob’s passion. Crowds of Captain Americas, Batmans, Supermans, and more filled the church as Jacob laid in his baby blue ...
Tags: News, Funerals, Sad, West Virginia, Awareness, Pop Culture, Jazz, Batman, Hall, Jacob, Clark Kent, Townville, Jacob Hall, Sad News


Italian Weddings: Three Weddings & a Funeral

In Italy the film went by La Sposa Cadevere I always like to see what's in Italy's "basket of goods" pegged to track inflation in the country...the basket changes almost yearly, to make good on items going in and others out of fashion. Like say, adding SmartPhones and removing land line-type telephones. Or adding little robot vacuum cleaners instead of the famed Folletto (little elf) sold door-to- door [a necessity for sure, so Italian housewives can keep dust from gathering even und...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Marriage, Funerals, Italy, Weddings, Sophia Loren, Chanel, Traditions, Italian, Passenger Shaming, La Mamma, Ferragamo, Armani, Life in Italy, Francesca Maggi BurntbytheTuscanSun


Funeral fundraising scam jars feature face of woman who is not dead

Over the weekend, the mother of Lupita Gonzalez heard from a family member in Shafter, California who was concerned that Lupita had died. Apparently, the person had spotted a donation jar emblazoned with Lupita's photo and a request to help send the woman's remains back to Mexico for burial. Lupita is just fine and lives in the next town over. The photo had been grabbed from Gonzalez's Facebook page and taped to at least three jars placed on store countertops. "It's a scary feeling," Gonzalez ...
Tags: Post, Crime, News, Mexico, Funerals, Scam, Lupita, Gonzalez


Funeral fundraising scam jars feature face of woman who, um, isn't deads

Over the weekend, the mother of Lupita Gonzalez, who lives heard from a family member in Shafter, California who was concerned that Lupita had died. Apparently, the person had spotted a donation jar emblazoned with Lupita's photo and a request to help send the woman's remains back to Mexico for burial. Lupita is just fine and lives in the next town over. The photo had been grabbed from Gonzalez's Facebook page and taped to at least three jars placed on store countertops. "It's a scary feelin...
Tags: Post, Crime, News, Mexico, Funerals, Scam, Lupita, Gonzalez


The NHS and the Church of England

Politicians are more than anxious over negative public opinion on the National Health Service, falling over backwards to say that the NHS is “safe in our hands.” Meanwhile, the Church of England (C of E) is concerned about losing “market-share,” especially over conducting funerals. One way of linking these two extremely large British institutions is in terms of life-style choices. Or, better still, over lifestyle and death-style choices. What have the NHS and the C of E in common over lifestyle?...
Tags: Books, Death, Politics, UK, England, Featured, Funerals, Church, Religion, Britain, Ethics, NHS, Christianity, National Health Service, Church Of England, Wikimedia


stream Funerals' "Autoscopy" (ft. Iggy of Abnegation)

The song will appear on a four-way split with Great Reversals, Unrestrained and Liars Cult. Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, Funerals, Music News, BrooklynVegan Staff, Heavy Metal News


Thousands Mourn as Philando Castile is Laid to Rest in Minnesota

Thousands paid their respects as they mourned and said goodbye to Philando Castile. With a white horse-drawn carriage and a white casket, Castile’s funeral was held at St. Paul Cathedral in Minnesota on July 14 and a private burial followed. Castile’s funeral was attended by family, friends, including Diamond Reynolds, Castile’s girlfriend who recorded the shooting on Facebook live. She was accompanied by her four-year-old daughter, who also witnessed the shooting from the backseat. The hour-an...
Tags: Photos, Facebook, Crime, News, Minnesota, Congress, Funerals, Sad, Awareness, Pop Culture, Jazz, Reynolds, Castile, St Paul Cathedral, Sad News


Shave the corpse

Found in the January 1912 issue of Casket and Sunnyside magazine, "the foremost journal of the funeral profession since 1871." As our friends at Weird Universe noted, Shave the Corpse would make a terrific band name.
Tags: Post, Death, News, Funerals, Advertisements, Sunnyside


Canadian funeral home dissolves the dead and pours them down the drain

A Canadian funeral home called Hilton's AquaGreen Dispositions is the first in Ontario to use a pioneering "flameless" cremation method to dispose of dead bodies. Unlike a conventional cremation, the process does not release carbon dioxide or other pollutants into the atmosphere, instead using a combination of water, salt, and potash to dissolve organic material into a sludge that can be filtered and then safely disposed of using the existing sewer system. While the process may sound unsavory...
Tags: Design, News, Funerals, Environment, US, Global Warming, Canada, Wyoming, Innovation, Hilton, Carbon Emissions, Ontario, Waste Disposal, Water Issues, Recycling And Composting, Urban Death Project