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(Newser)   New funeral trend: Posing corpses like they're Madame Tussauds dummies   (newser.com) divider line 54
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2014-06-23 02:28:30 PM  
By "new" I assume that you mean "in the last 200 years".  Propping dead people up for one last photo has been going on for a long time.

http://io9.com/the-strangest-tradition-of-the-victorian-era-post-mor t- 472772709
 
2014-06-23 02:38:30 PM  
I've seen articles in our local newspaper about this happening with some frequency in New Orleans.
 
2014-06-23 02:49:34 PM  
Stuff me, put a beer in my hand, and stick me on the end stool at my local.  Nobody would even know I've died.
 
2014-06-23 02:53:37 PM  
Who the fark is Madame Trousseau?
 
2014-06-23 03:04:01 PM  

KarmicDisaster: By "new" I assume that you mean "in the last 200 years".  Propping dead people up for one last photo has been going on for a long time.

http://io9.com/the-strangest-tradition-of-the-victorian-era-post-mor t- 472772709


The static pose is old and busted. We need to ad animatronics and perhaps a moving platform, like a horse or a hang glider.
 
2014-06-23 03:13:01 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Who the fark is Madame Trousseau?


Forget it, he's on a roll.

/Madame Tussaud
 
2014-06-23 03:22:36 PM  
www.theseamericans.com
 
2014-06-23 03:33:11 PM  

Notabunny: KarmicDisaster: By "new" I assume that you mean "in the last 200 years".  Propping dead people up for one last photo has been going on for a long time.

http://io9.com/the-strangest-tradition-of-the-victorian-era-post-mor t- 472772709

The static pose is old and busted. We need to ad animatronics and perhaps a moving platform, like a horse or a hang glider.


It's when they take a selfie that you have to start worrying.
 
2014-06-23 03:44:19 PM  
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Planking - now in heaven with the Harlem Shake (thank GOD!)
 
2014-06-23 03:47:05 PM  
The article that this reporter read.
 
2014-06-23 04:20:29 PM  

Nabb1: I've seen articles in our local newspaper about this happening with some frequency in New Orleans.


Lionel Batiste, drummer for the Treme Brass Band, was the most recent example. He was propped up at his funeral in his finest clothes, his trademark Rolex (worn over his hand for some reason) and his best pimp cane.

I was out of town when he died so I missed his funeral. Not that I would have gone; I didn't know him that well. I just had a few beers with him and a certain judge in a seventh ward watering hole once or twice. But I would have liked to have been in his second line.

I'm still pretty bummed I missed that. He was a good guy.
 
2014-06-23 04:31:22 PM  
Maserati Rick Carter

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2014-06-23 04:31:41 PM  
Michael Jackson's funeral would be odd, what with the dead kids fellating him and all.
 
2014-06-23 04:36:58 PM  
What I want for my funeral is- I don't give a shiat, I'll be dead.
 
2014-06-23 04:37:16 PM  
I want to be embalmed with an erection to make everyone uncomfortable.
 
2014-06-23 04:39:02 PM  

unyon: Stuff me, put a beer in my hand, and stick me on the end stool at my local.  Nobody would even know I've died.


this. i look dead anyways.
 
2014-06-23 04:39:38 PM  
Wasn't there a post on here about a PR boxer propped up back in January? Old news be old
 
2014-06-23 04:40:02 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: [www.theseamericans.com image 850x585]


That is awesome

and,

KarmicDisaster: By "new" I assume that you mean "in the last 200 years".  Propping dead people up for one last photo has been going on for a long time.

http://io9.com/the-strangest-tradition-of-the-victorian-era-post-mor t- 472772709


Memento mori is old & busted, all.
 
2014-06-23 04:40:23 PM  

unyon: Stuff me, put a beer in my hand, and stick me on the end stool at my local.  Nobody would even know I've died.


You wont mind if I take that beer then
 
2014-06-23 04:41:28 PM  

KarmicDisaster: By "new" I assume that you mean "in the last 200 years".  Propping dead people up for one last photo has been going on for a long time.

http://io9.com/the-strangest-tradition-of-the-victorian-era-post-mor t- 472772709


Came here to say this.  It was pretty common for the family to take a photo with the deceased during Victorian times.

A friend of mine had a collection of the photos.  Yes, they are as creepy as you would imagine.

/Friend was a little creepy too, but not in a bad way.  Like, Udo Kier or Christopher Walken creepy.
 
2014-06-23 04:43:47 PM  

trappedspirit: unyon: Stuff me, put a beer in my hand, and stick me on the end stool at my local.  Nobody would even know I've died.

You wont mind if I take that beer then


Scoop the ice off of the body and into the beer.
 
2014-06-23 04:43:53 PM  
barf.

when you're jewish, if you die on tuesday, we bury you wednesday morning. No muss, no fuss. no open casket embalmed creepy sideshow.
 
2014-06-23 04:45:11 PM  

KarmicDisaster: By "new" I assume that you mean "in the last 200 years".  Propping dead people up for one last photo has been going on for a long time.

http://io9.com/the-strangest-tradition-of-the-victorian-era-post-mor t- 472772709


Ignoring the io9 link: "this".
 
2014-06-23 04:47:15 PM  

unyon: Stuff me, put a beer in my hand, and stick me on the end stool at my local.  Nobody would even know I've died.


Prop me up.
 
2014-06-23 04:47:42 PM  

KarmicDisaster: By "new" I assume that you mean "in the last 200 years".  Propping dead people up for one last photo has been going on for a long time.

http://io9.com/the-strangest-tradition-of-the-victorian-era-post-mor t- 472772709


www.arizonarifleman.com
 
2014-06-23 04:47:55 PM  
Beats the old tradition of Sitting Up With The Dead.
to make sure they really are dead.
 
2014-06-23 04:49:23 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Who the fark is Madame Trousseau?


Wedding dress designer, but that's not important now.
 
2014-06-23 04:50:05 PM  
I came into this thread for Willie the Wimp.  TheHighlandHowler did not disappoint me.
 
2014-06-23 04:51:46 PM  

TacoBeelzebub: KarmicDisaster: By "new" I assume that you mean "in the last 200 years".  Propping dead people up for one last photo has been going on for a long time.

http://io9.com/the-strangest-tradition-of-the-victorian-era-post-mor t- 472772709

Came here to say this.  It was pretty common for the family to take a photo with the deceased during Victorian times.

A friend of mine had a collection of the photos.  Yes, they are as creepy as you would imagine.

/Friend was a little creepy too, but not in a bad way.  Like, Udo Kier or Christopher Walken creepy.


We were going through a bunch of old photos after a relative died and there were some from what seemed to be about 1890-1910ish with dead people and a few were kids, found out later they called the ones with children sleeping angel pictures. Saw pictures of my great grandfather and I was teh spitting image of him.
 
2014-06-23 04:53:08 PM  
Now morticians know what it feels like to direct a Twilight movie.
 
2014-06-23 04:53:17 PM  
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Jeremy Bentham believed that the dead should be made use of, rather than just buried. Most upbeat fellow you'd find with a garden fence made of human bones.
 
2014-06-23 04:56:52 PM  

vudukungfu: ecmoRandomNumbers: Who the fark is Madame Trousseau?

Wedding dress designer, but that's not important now.


It's an entirely different type of dying.
 
2014-06-23 04:57:02 PM  

caffeine_addict: Wasn't there a post on here about a PR boxer propped up back in January? Old news be old


yes
 
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2014-06-23 05:00:40 PM  

wildcardjack: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x1133]

Jeremy Bentham believed that the dead should be made use of, rather than just buried. Most upbeat fellow you'd find with a garden fence made of human bones.


images.tvfanatic.com
RIP Jeremy Bentham
 
2014-06-23 05:02:39 PM  
I want my corpse strapped to a casino big six wheel and encourage mourners to have a spin.
 
2014-06-23 05:16:16 PM  

Minktastic Mink!: I want my corpse strapped to a casino big six wheel and encourage mourners to have a spin.


I prefer Forest Lawn
 
2014-06-23 05:18:04 PM  
I got my sister to agree to have me cremated. She wants to stick the container of ashes in my Dad's grave, having sold my plot. While I want an unrustable metal urn carefully sealed and engraved with my relevant data, to be passed down in her daughter's family (she has two, whichever will agree), where it'll sit on a shelf like a Revered Ancestor. Burning incense before my relic is optional, but every year on my birthday pour some cheap vodak somewhere useless in my honor.

She says that's creepy and stupid. They're just going to bury the box and forget all about me. People still get honored for joining the Army to go to serve their country by driving over a landmine, but however a few inches of shelf space is too much to ask? Whatever happened to filial piety? And yes that was too a European concept: the "philosophers" had to explain how the Chinese version differed from what everybody "at home" was used to, the basic idea was common knowledge.

Maybe I could get my sister to ship the ashes to megarian to dump in the toilet and pee on. Is that too much to ask?

What a cold, cruel, ungrateful world. After all I've done for Humanity too. They should give me a freaking idol in a temple like Abe Lincoln, or better yet move him and put my embalmed body there instead. Incense ought to be mandatory for that too. And don't forget the virginal brides, you slackers.
 
2014-06-23 05:20:19 PM  
I'm doing two full funerals and a burial this week, so I'm really getting a kick out of this.

/doubt they'll be sitting up in their coffins.
//but you never know!
 
2014-06-23 05:22:06 PM  
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2014-06-23 05:22:30 PM  

unyon: Stuff me, put a beer in my hand, and stick me on the end stool at my local.  Nobody would even know I've died.


Prop me up beside the jukebox if I die
Lord, I wanna go to Heaven, but I don't wanna go tonight
Fill my boots up with sand
Put a stiff drink in my hand
Prop me up beside the jukebox if I die
 
2014-06-23 05:24:36 PM  

Notabunny: KarmicDisaster: By "new" I assume that you mean "in the last 200 years".  Propping dead people up for one last photo has been going on for a long time.

http://io9.com/the-strangest-tradition-of-the-victorian-era-post-mor t- 472772709

The static pose is old and busted. We need to ad animatronics and perhaps a moving platform, like a horse or a hang glider.


And with sound, so that deceased can read out the will, complete with detailed explanation for why people have been left out.

Make sure plenty of whisky has been provided before hand.

Woo-hoo, the funeral everyone remembers.
 
2014-06-23 05:25:47 PM  
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2014-06-23 05:29:41 PM  
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2014-06-23 05:31:08 PM  
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2014-06-23 05:33:35 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: I want to be embalmed with an erection to make everyone uncomfortable.


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2014-06-23 05:40:19 PM  
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2014-06-23 05:43:54 PM  
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2014-06-23 05:48:17 PM  
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2014-06-23 05:50:02 PM  

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