September, 2008

September 4, 2008

Today's Upright Yet Truly Morbid Fact!

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." 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. Pantoja was found dead Friday, August 15, 2008 underneath a bridge in San Juan and buried Monday, August 18. Police are investigating.

Culled from: Breitbart.Com
Generously submitted by: Twisted Princess


There are pictures of stylin' corpse on the website too.


A Frustrated Apology

So, apparently, someone hacked into The Asylum Eclectica last month and installed some malware. I was made away of it a few days later and have worked with my webhost to remove the offending code from the site and increase my security. I deeply apologize if anyone was infected by the evil code. Oh, the things I would do to virus writers if I could get away with it...


Morbid Trinkets Du Jour!

Pascal writes to let me know of an Ebay shop to keep in mind for Halloween purchases:

"Greetings from France. You have written a number of times that you could not afford the high prices of morbid artefacts that some people sell over the internet. Here comes an Ebay store dedicated to halloween props that might not be of the best quality but for cash strapped people like myself, they do offer a selection at fair prices that may even be improved with some tender loving care... I mean a little paint job could do marvels."


And Another Morbid Trinket!

A bit of undead genius from Threadless:

Thanks to Shifter for the link.