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Author Topic: STRIPPERS FOR FUNERALS - Jeph has foretold the future!!!  (Read 2930 times)

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2006:
http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=655
“I haven’t seen that many tear-stained dollar bills since dad hired a stripper for my uncle’s funeral.”

2011:
http://io9.com/5819625/in-taiwan-you-can-hire-a-stripper-for-your-funeral

WHOA.
« Last Edit: 09 Jul 2011, 15:47 by no one special »
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Re: STRIPPERS FOR FUNERALS - Jeph has foretold the future!!!
« Reply #1 on: 09 Jul 2011, 16:04 »

Good grief!

And I thought when I saw the thread title that I had another spam message to delete...
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"Being human, having your health; that's what's important."  (from: Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi )
"As long as we're all living, and as long as we're all having fun, that should do it, right?"  (from: The Eccentric Family )

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Re: STRIPPERS FOR FUNERALS - Jeph has foretold the future!!!
« Reply #2 on: 09 Jul 2011, 19:33 »

Google informs me of an anthropological discussion of the phenomenon:
http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/55/054.html

Maybe Mr. Bianchi introduced the custom to Taiwan on one of his travels.

EDIT: there's a documentary about it: http://people.cas.sc.edu/moskowitz/dancingforthedead.htm
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Re: STRIPPERS FOR FUNERALS - Jeph has foretold the future!!!
« Reply #3 on: 13 Jul 2011, 11:52 »

Pretty sure this goes back at least as far as Viking funerals, what with those consisting of an orgy and human sacrifice and all.
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Re: STRIPPERS FOR FUNERALS - Jeph has foretold the future!!!
« Reply #4 on: 13 Jul 2011, 13:57 »

Welp, consider me  :psyduck: at this news.
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Re: STRIPPERS FOR FUNERALS - Jeph has foretold the future!!!
« Reply #5 on: 13 Jul 2011, 20:53 »

Interesting.

I have to be honest though, that doesn't even come close to topping something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvA21cwT7Ss.
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Re: STRIPPERS FOR FUNERALS - Jeph has foretold the future!!!
« Reply #6 on: 03 Aug 2011, 01:31 »

Good grief!

And I thought when I saw the thread title that I had another spam message to delete...

I am very interested, but I do not know how to get started!


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"Being human, having your health; that's what's important."  (from: Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi )
"As long as we're all living, and as long as we're all having fun, that should do it, right?"  (from: The Eccentric Family )
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