Pretty much petered out

Merely being dead doesn’t make you immune to peepers and gawkers:

A Denver nursing staff obsessed with another staff got suspended after they opened a dead man’s body bag to look at his staff one last time.

Five nurses at Denver Health Medical Center (who apparently are charter members of Necrophilia, Inc.) were vitally interested in the size of a man’s genitals, and not only uncovered him while he was incapacitated but even opened his body bag after he was dead to take another look.

The nurses’ actions, conducted between March 31 and April 3, were reported on May 8 after another nurse who was not part of the peeping group heard one of them make a comment about what had occurred. The nurse then reported the remark to hospital staff.

That prompted the group of nurses to be suspended for three weeks, according to Denver Health Medical Center spokesman Josh Rasmussen. He added that the nurses received discipline considered “serious,” but four nurses later returned to work. The discipline would be recorded in the nurses’ personal files, he said.

The late Milton Berle was not available for comment.


  1. Holly H »

    8 September 2017 · 4:04 pm

    OK. No puns about ‘stiffs’, now.

  2. McG »

    8 September 2017 · 4:14 pm

    I guess that’s what happens when they can’t get a long little dogie.

  3. neal »

    8 September 2017 · 5:09 pm

    Frankenstein. Always with electricity. Starts down there, spreads.
    I hope the coyotes will give me death with honor. Or scat.

    Better than nurses. Those ones will revive, and that is the gift that keeps giving.

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  5. ETat »

    9 September 2017 · 5:47 am

    So, what’s that exactly they are guilty of? They “looked”? And that qualifies as Necrophilia?
    I think hospital PC busybodies should be put on leave. Permanently.

  6. McG »

    9 September 2017 · 9:38 am

    Violating his privates — I mean privacy. And yes, dead people hhave a right to it too.

  7. ETat »

    9 September 2017 · 9:43 am

    Nurses, doctors, mortuary attendants, anatomy professors, medical colleges/schools/laboratories – entire funeral homes staff, for this matter – plus policemen, active military personnel, etc etc – are all come into contact with dead bodies in the course of their job. So if they LOOK at the corpses they are considered violator of corpse’s privacy?
    This PC madness is positively medieval.

  8. ETat »

    9 September 2017 · 9:44 am

    Actually, in these professions people have to joke about the dead, to keep their sanity. They simply must – otherwise the mad will run the asylum.

    Oh, wait…

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