am i missing something or is that a "Strange Fruit" reference?
I've started reading a book called "Stiff" by Mary Roach. She was a speaker on a TED video I saw a while back. The video was so funny I thought I'd check out some of her writing. This book is about human cadavers so it's not the obvious choice in the search for new material for humor, but she has an interesting approach to the subject.
It is obvious that writing about cadavers is different from writing about the recently departed loved ones, and she is careful to make that point by starting off discussing her first contact with a cadaver - her mother's. There is a reason medical school teaching programs are set up to minimize the chances that a student will encounter the earthly remains of somebody he/she knew during life, though it does occasionally happen.
With that in mind, the book seemed appropriate for Halloween weekend.
This is a book about notable achievements made while dead. There are people long forgotten for their contributions while alive, but immortalized in the pages of books and journals.
Cadavers can ... get involved with science. Be an art exhibit. Become part of a tree. Some options for you to think about.
Death. It doesn't have to be boring.