Ep. 2: Death in the Time of Facebook
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
It seems like everyone’s dying… but are they? Could it be that in The Facebook Era, we’re simply more aware of passings? In this episode, we ask how social media is changing our perceptions of death. Along the way, we stumble into discussions about infidelity, “Mom jewelry,” and lamentations on not being able to gossip with dead people.
- Eric’s mentions his friend’s funeral. She was Michelle Lang, a Calgary Herald reporter who died in the war in Afghanistan.
- Hans’ mom died in 2006. (Hans still hasn’t tossed the trinket in the river.)
- That hockey incident Hans mentions (not for the faint of heart).
- SOMEBODY DIED BEVERLY
- Turns out there’s already a service that notifies you when famous people die.
- The StayFocusd extension keeps you from spending more time on distracting websites than you should.
- The Julia Childs quote was actually an Oscar Wilde quote. (Eric is terribly embarrassed.)
- Louis CK makes everyone feel old, with this sort of thing.
- Ed Whitlock doesn’t seem quite as old. Maybe he’s going too fast to notice his age.
- Hans mentioned how hard the death of Ron Hynes hit him. You can hear Ron playing I Love this House. (Skip to the 59 second mark to skip yucky Jian Ghomeshi.)
- Biodegradable burial pods will turn you into a tree when you die
- You can watch Seven Dumpsters and a Corpse on YouTube
Intro/ending music: Things in Life by Nameless Warning
Source flower photo: Jez Timms
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