Stop hiring funeral strippers!
I was over bumping around at Instapundit when I saw this article. As Glenn says, "I dunno I might have to add this to the open-bar plans at my funeral."
"Pictures of a funeral in the city of Handan in northern Hebei province last month showed a dancer removing her bra as assembled parents and children watched." Happy children are a good thing!
"The point of inviting strippers, some of whom performed with snakes, was to attract large crowds to the deceased’s funeral – seen as a harbinger of good fortune in the afterlife. “It’s to give them face,” one villager explained. “Otherwise no one would come." Especially the parents and children, why would they want to go to some dour funeral without strippers?
"'This has severely polluted the local cultural life,' CCTV intoned at the time, marveling at the sight of one women gyrating out of her clothes mere steps from a photo of the deceased. 'These troupes only care about money. As for whether it’s legal, or proper, or what effect it has on local customs, they don’t think much about it.'" So says the local mouthpiece for the CCP, which spend the first 25 years in power destroying any vestige of Chinese culture.
Talk about upping the bar. I thought a wake was hella good, now I am not so sure. I might have to go full Potlatch, with strippers, hookers, open-bar, and cage fighting.