Sunday, June 22, 2014

What's Your Pose?

Rite of the Sitting Dead:  Funeral Poses Mimic Life.  (The New York Times, 6/21/2014)

Where it all began. The phenomenon first appeared in Puerto Rico in 2008, four years before the first such funeral in New Orleans, with a 24-year-old murder victim whose viewing took place in his family’s living room, the body tethered against a wall. Angel Luis Pantojas’s funeral — called “muerto parao,” dead man standing — became an instant sensation.

Wonder how much this so-called "extreme embalming" costs?

Charbonnet Family Services doesn't say.

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