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.