Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Corpse Kept Upright for 3-Day Wake

In news that gives you the creeps...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Aug. 19) - 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.'He Wanted to Be Happy, Standing'

A young man's wish to remain standing in death has been fulfilled. Through a special embalming treatment, Angel Pantoja Medina, left, remained upright in a corner at his mother's home in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for his three-day wake. Here, family members bid goodbye to the 24-year-old Monday.

Dressed in a Yankees baseball cap and sunglasses, Pantoja was mourned by relatives while propped upright in his mother's living room.
His brother Carlos told the El Nuevo Dia newspaper the victim had long said he wanted to be upright for his own wake: "He wanted to be happy, standing."
The owner of the Marin Funeral Home, Damaris Marin, told The Associated Press the mother asked him to fulfill her dead son's last wish.
Medina was found dead Friday underneath a bridge in San Juan and buried Monday. Police are investigating.

Only people of color would do some wild shit like this. I don't give a fuck if it's your dying wish to do this mom. It's not going to happen. You're dead, I'm alive, therefor I get the final say, you know. I'd take it back to the Pulp Fiction line on a nigga if they wanted me to put them in my house post-mortem 'Do you see a sign on the front of my house that says 'Dead Nigga Storage?' You have to believe this story is a step backwards for mankind. Bad bad idea.

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