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"China police arrest funeral strip bosses

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Last Edited: August 24, 2006, 4:26 pm

Just when it seems you heard it all ............... maybe not quite!!  Found it on FreeRepublic.com, News/Activism.
"China police arrest funeral strip bosses
BEIJING (UPI) -- Chinese police have arrested five people for organizing striptease performances at funerals."......

......."The CCTV report concerned an Aug. 16 funeral where two troupes of strippers performed before a crowd of about 200 villagers, including children. Xinhua said the strippers are used to boost attendance at funerals. Local villagers say the level of honor bestowed on the deceased is dependent on the number of funeral attendees."...........

......."The government has offered a reward of $37 for information about funeral strip shows."


http://www.arcamax.com/newsheadlines/s-107153-811576

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Comments

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Comment by shalini - August 24, 2006, 9:14 pm
read about it a couple of days ago in the papers.:)
2.
TenajComment by Tenaj - August 25, 2006, 12:45 am
Came a long way from paid mourners in the bible days.
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justxploringComment by justxploring - August 25, 2006, 3:12 am
Tenaj has a good point! When I was younger I heard about professional wailers, so I think they've been around for centuries. I think that's where the term "placebo" effect comes from. For my own funeral, I'm thinking about hiring a few standup comics.
4.
konaneComment by konane - August 25, 2006, 9:31 am
Sheesh, Tenaj and Justxploring, I never knew they paid them to mourn back then. Thanks for the info!

I intend to be cremated ... less expensive all the way around, no headstone for vandals to break, nothing to dig up for souvenirs.

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