Last year, the L.A. County Coroner ran out of space. They were stuffed to the gills with over 400 corpses. They can handle 325 and, at the time, they were getting about 300 new stiffs a week. Add to that the problem that the County crematory over at USC Medical could only handle 90 bodies, and it gets to be all kinds of fun.
But as proof that almost every problem can be fixed if you just throw enough money at it, the County has contracted with a Long Beach facility, Southland Crematory, to the tune of $130,000.00 a year to provide "as needed" barbecue.
Well, hell. If I'd known there was money in body disposal, I'd have changed careers, by now.
"We're glad we have this backup system in place," said Ed Winter, captain of investigations for the Department of Coroner.I'm sure you are. Burn those corpses, captain. Burn them before the Zombie Plague starts. Because by then, it's too late.