Saturday, June 03, 2006

Mummification: "We're the Rolls Royce of the funeral industry."

For a mere $67,000, you can have your deceased pet mummified at Summum in Salt Lake City. On the kids' version of their website, this is how they explain their "modern mummification" to youngsters:
Mummification is like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. It is a very loving way to take care of a person when they die. When you die, your soul goes on a trip to a new life. Mummification is a way to help your soul take the trip. That way, you can have the most fun on your trip and you reach an exciting new life.
-Mommy, mommy, I wanna be mummified!

-Of course, son. You wouldn't want to risk becoming an earth-bound dead creature, unable to enter the Great Beyond without your preserved body, like grandpa!

Have they never heard of taxidermy? It's a much more effective way of maintaining your former pet's body, it won't convince your neighbors that you're insane, and it is much less expensive...less than a hundredth of the price. If you're like this guy, however, there's no substitute for the mummy of the lost Corky:

Summum has begun with pet mummification, but they make no secret of their intentions to graduate to human bodies in this CBS News video.

Once you take away the superstitious aspect of mummification, what makes this better than other ways of dealing with the remains?


Blogger Wickedpinto said...

You can't drive a mummy.

But you can eat a Human. The Rolls Royce of the funeral industry is to become the secret ingredient on "Iron Chef."

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