Embalming Service

There are a few things I find strange about the choices Snyder's Embalming Service made in the design of its website. For a start, the dancing skeleton at the top. Does it really set an appropriate tone? Referring to themselves as "the embalminator". Again, oddly wacky humor for an embalming service. But the weirdest thing is the decision to also advertise their Mangosteen fruit juice on the site. They say the fruit juice will "promote joint flexibility", but coming from an embalmer, I'm not sure that's a good thing.

However, I do find their "tricks of the trade" section very informative. For instance, I'm dying to try out their cradle cap remedy:

Cradle cap is a term to describe the dead skin and oil mixed in the hair and clinging to the scalp of a person. Oftentimes, when someone has been in the hospital or a convalescent home for a long time, there is a chance of their hygiene being neglected, resulting in a case of cradle cap. Shampooing usually doesn't work to remove this stubborn substance. However, there is a very good remedy for this condition. Using a co-injection chemical to rinse the scalp usually melts the problem away without damaging the hair or scalp. A co-injection chemical such as Pierce Chemical's "One-Point" (which is the best for this) or Dodge Chemical's "Metaflow" works very well to dissolve the build-up on the scalp. After one or two applications, shampoo and rinse as normal.
     Posted By: Alex - Tue Jan 27, 2009
     Category: Death

I bet WD-40 would work just as well.

That seems to be pretty much a one-stop-shop for all of your death needs.
"New Year's Special - Standard Size Body Bags for $ 8.50"
That's WAY cheaper than I thought they would be.
The baseball theme stumps me though. But hey, if you have a "who's your daddy" moment, just give them a ring.
Posted by AGFH on 01/27/09 at 09:06 AM
Why do they have a pen pal site? Does anyone really need a pen pal that badly?
Posted by BikerPuppy on 01/27/09 at 11:13 AM
They actually have a tip on how to keep the eye lids shut by inserting a piece of cotton inside the eye then closing the lids and gluing them to the cotton. I would have thought that a thumb tack would have been easier and cheaper.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/27/09 at 12:37 PM
Might need to add 'styrofoam eyes' to your business idea.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/27/09 at 01:11 PM
Do goths know tey can get used hearses and funeral limos here? I sense and untapped market.

At least a market I wouldn't tap.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 01/27/09 at 05:05 PM
i once had a tour of the work area of a funeral home. he showed us the table they use when they drain the body and the trocar, a big needle used to spike the carotid. he said they used different fluids depending on what the person died of. and they had this thick stuff to put into bed sores or wounds with gangrene to kill the smell. it was interesting if a little ghoulish.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/27/09 at 06:19 PM
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