#1 Dead Guy Stands Up During Three Day Wake. Pic.08-20-2008, 10:58 AMDead man stands throughout 3-day wake
Family fulfills Puerto Rican's wish by propping up his body in living room
The body of Angel Pantoja Medina, left, stands leaning against a wall during his wake at his mother's home in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Monday.
Juan Alicea Mercado / AP
updated 10:12 a.m. MT, Tues., Aug. 19, 2008
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - 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.
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."
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08-20-2008, 10:59 AM
That's just freakish and gross! :eek:They're not people, they're hippies!! -Cartman
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08-20-2008, 11:21 AM
Back when I was smoking dope all the time, I'd tell my friends when I die to have me cremate me, mix some of my ashes in with a bag of dope so I could smoke with 'em one more time.:D
Now, I tell my wife to have me cremated, mix me up in a douche, so I can run up in it one more time.:D I usually get the "Quit being so nasty speech."I feel that once a black fella has referred to white foks as "honky paleface devil white-trash cracker redneck Caspers," he's abdicated the right to get upset about the "N" word. But that's just me. -- Jim Goad
08-20-2008, 12:14 PM
We saw it yesterday and it's bizarre. The dude looks like Flavor Flav.At least once every human should have to run for his life, to teach him that milk does not come from supermarkets, that safety does not come from policemen, that news is not something that happens to other people. ~ Robert Heinlein
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08-20-2008, 12:18 PMI feel that once a black fella has referred to white foks as "honky paleface devil white-trash cracker redneck Caspers," he's abdicated the right to get upset about the "N" word. But that's just me. -- Jim Goad
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08-20-2008, 03:05 PM
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08-20-2008, 03:32 PM
It's nice they dressed him in his good T-shirt.2009 CU Pro Football Pick'em Champ
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