Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween at the coroner's office?

The L.A. Coroner's Office is much busier lately, but it's the LIVING who are visiting more than the dead. You see this is the ONLY Coroner's office in the United States with a gift shop and what BETTER place to stock up on Halloween goodies than the morgue?

46780, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - A SHOCK IN STORE - THE WORLD'S ONLY GIFT SHOP IN A CORONER'S OFFICE:  This sinister store is the ultimate Halloween shopping experience - the world's only gift shop in a CORONER'S office. The shop - called 'Skeletons In The Closet' - sells a range of macabre souvenirs from the Los Angeles County Coroner in California. It has a wide a variety of goods endorsed by the coroner - whose daily responsibilities include carrying out autopsies and conducting forensic tests at murder scenes. The shop is upstairs from the county morgue and has gruesome gifts including novelty body bags and metal identity rings - normally attached to a corpse's toe. Other goods include Post It notes shaped in the coroner's official logo - the chalk outline of a body - and branded boxer shorts called ''undertakers''. There is also a host of items embossed with the body logo including money clips, magnets, sports bags, mugs, beach towels, key rings, baseball caps, Christmas decorations and books about the human body. The shop sells more than 100 keepsakes such as golf balls and crime scene 'Party Tape' - covered with phrases such as 'Fresh Graves - Keep Out'. There is even a 'Children's Corner' in the store selling item such as 'My First Skeleton' - a rubber anatomy kit for kids. The shops sells shirts, jackets and windbreaks and through its online store has around 30,000 customers worldwide including the UK, Australia and France. The gift shop is located in the coroner's building - which investigates more than 10,000 sudden, violent or unusual deaths in Los Angeles County every year. Despite the gruesome nature of the shop officials say it is all in a good cause - with profits going to fund anti-drink drive and anti-weapons programs. A spokesman said: ''Anything with the body outline, the chalk outline, which is our logo, sells really well. People are very surprised that we have a gift shop here. ''But the idea is for the gift shop to remind people just how fragi


From skulls to body bags, toe tags to chalk for outlining the body, LA's "Skeleton's in the Closet" sells hundreds of items that can make your Halloween a gruesome one.



46780, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - A SHOCK IN STORE - THE WORLD'S ONLY GIFT SHOP IN A CORONER'S OFFICE:  This sinister store is the ultimate Halloween shopping experience - the world's only gift shop in a CORONER'S office. The shop - called 'Skeletons In The Closet' - sells a range of macabre souvenirs from the Los Angeles County Coroner in California. It has a wide a variety of goods endorsed by the coroner - whose daily responsibilities include carrying out autopsies and conducting forensic tests at murder scenes. The shop is upstairs from the county morgue and has gruesome gifts including novelty body bags and metal identity rings - normally attached to a corpse's toe. Other goods include Post It notes shaped in the coroner's official logo - the chalk outline of a body - and branded boxer shorts called ''undertakers''. There is also a host of items embossed with the body logo including money clips, magnets, sports bags, mugs, beach towels, key rings, baseball caps, Christmas decorations and books about the human body. The shop sells more than 100 keepsakes such as golf balls and crime scene 'Party Tape' - covered with phrases such as 'Fresh Graves - Keep Out'. There is even a 'Children's Corner' in the store selling item such as 'My First Skeleton' - a rubber anatomy kit for kids. The shops sells shirts, jackets and windbreaks and through its online store has around 30,000 customers worldwide including the UK, Australia and France. The gift shop is located in the coroner's building - which investigates more than 10,000 sudden, violent or unusual deaths in Los Angeles County every year. Despite the gruesome nature of the shop officials say it is all in a good cause - with profits going to fund anti-drink drive and anti-weapons programs. A spokesman said: ''Anything with the body outline, the chalk outline, which is our logo, sells really well. People are very surprised that we have a gift shop here. ''But the idea is for the gift shop to remind people just how fragi


46780, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - A SHOCK IN STORE - THE WORLD'S ONLY GIFT SHOP IN A CORONER'S OFFICE:  This sinister store is the ultimate Halloween shopping experience - the world's only gift shop in a CORONER'S office. The shop - called 'Skeletons In The Closet' - sells a range of macabre souvenirs from the Los Angeles County Coroner in California. It has a wide a variety of goods endorsed by the coroner - whose daily responsibilities include carrying out autopsies and conducting forensic tests at murder scenes. The shop is upstairs from the county morgue and has gruesome gifts including novelty body bags and metal identity rings - normally attached to a corpse's toe. Other goods include Post It notes shaped in the coroner's official logo - the chalk outline of a body - and branded boxer shorts called ''undertakers''. There is also a host of items embossed with the body logo including money clips, magnets, sports bags, mugs, beach towels, key rings, baseball caps, Christmas decorations and books about the human body. The shop sells more than 100 keepsakes such as golf balls and crime scene 'Party Tape' - covered with phrases such as 'Fresh Graves - Keep Out'. There is even a 'Children's Corner' in the store selling item such as 'My First Skeleton' - a rubber anatomy kit for kids. The shops sells shirts, jackets and windbreaks and through its online store has around 30,000 customers worldwide including the UK, Australia and France. The gift shop is located in the coroner's building - which investigates more than 10,000 sudden, violent or unusual deaths in Los Angeles County every year. Despite the gruesome nature of the shop officials say it is all in a good cause - with profits going to fund anti-drink drive and anti-weapons programs. A spokesman said: ''Anything with the body outline, the chalk outline, which is our logo, sells really well. People are very surprised that we have a gift shop here. ''But the idea is for the gift shop to remind people just how fragi


I wonder if they sell crime scene tape? That ought to keep the trick or treaters away.

AND - YES, they DO have an online store - Skeleton's in the Closet.


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2 comments:

RobynsOnlineWorld said...

This is funny! I love the body notes!

Zippy said...

Robyn - they have a mouse pad that I want...LOL

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