Corpse kept upright

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  1. moondg

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    A Puerto Rican man has been granted his wish to remain standing — even in death. A funeral home used a special embalming treatment to keep the corpse of 24-year-old Angel Pantoja Medina standing upright for his three-day wake.
    Dressed in a Yankees baseball cap and sunglasses, Pantoja was mourned by relatives while propped upright in his mother's living room.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/puerto_rico_standing_wake&printer=1;_ylt=Aq0PzBWRLJ6ZGF3BEuleTD8uQE4F

    I guess thats a different way of doing it. I wonder if they buried him standing up?
     
  2. StefanM

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    I just thought of the country song, "Prop me up beside the jukebox if i die." :)
     
  3. Amy.G

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    Eewww.


    That's creeeeeepy!
     
  4. rbell

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    Warning: you'll probably be offended, but if you laugh, then you can't complain.


    You reckon they brought a chair along, for rigor mortis to set in?


    :D
     
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    Did you mean to "sit" in?
     
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    No, he didn't want a chair. He was too stiff.
     
  7. ReformedBaptist

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    That is....weird.
     

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