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Family props up, poses with dead boxer
NY Post ^ | 1/31/14 | Tara Palmeri

Posted on 02/01/2014 4:21:34 AM PST by Libloather

He refused to be knocked out, even in death.

The family of a Puerto Rican boxer — who was shot to death last week — honored his dying wish on Friday by propping up his corpse in the corner of a fake boxing ring to memorialize his career.

Like an ashen wax figure, Christopher Rivera’s pale, embalmed body was positioned in the corner of the ring decked out in boxing gloves, a hoodie, shades and sneakers.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boxer; dead; family; mementomori; pose; puertorico
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1 posted on 02/01/2014 4:21:34 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

dont wanna see the pics, just sick


2 posted on 02/01/2014 4:23:51 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

If you didn’ know the story .... family photos


3 posted on 02/01/2014 4:28:19 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: driftdiver

Quite tastefully done. Worth a peek.


4 posted on 02/01/2014 4:30:11 AM PST by wita
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To: knarf

5-15 record in boxing?
He was not much of a boxer, more of a punching bag.
Was not much better as a gangster either, it would seem.


5 posted on 02/01/2014 4:33:14 AM PST by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: Libloather

trainer: ayyyy he never touched you
boxer: well you better keep an eye of the ref cuz someone is kicking the dog snot out of me


6 posted on 02/01/2014 4:33:24 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Libloather

Bet you can still place a wager on him.


7 posted on 02/01/2014 4:34:55 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: Libloather

I’m kinda wondering why the 23 yr old was gunned down.


8 posted on 02/01/2014 4:35:12 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Libloather; All

they used to this all the time in late 19th/early 20th century. google carte de visite sometime. quite interesting practice in an era of little transportation, whiz-bang photography and long distances between family and friends.


9 posted on 02/01/2014 4:41:40 AM PST by j.argese (Not anymore!)
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To: Libloather

With a 5-15 record the more proper way to “memorialize” his career would have been to leave him in a lying state on the mat.


10 posted on 02/01/2014 4:42:47 AM PST by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: Libloather

I suppose they had no pictures of him actually fighting to use to memorialize his career? And with a 5 and 15 record, no wonder he wanted a made-up exit. The writer then goes to describe him being in a hoodie, oblivious to the fact that it is a part of a boxing robe and not just a hoodie.

He lived in the projects so one naturally goes to the question of what was he doing when he was shot? At no place in the article does it mention this or even hint at it.

What a bunch of self absorbed fools, but worse was why in the world would someone want to make it their dying wish to subject his family with this? If his “career” was their only way out of the projects it goes far more as an indictment on their acceptance of their way of life.


11 posted on 02/01/2014 4:44:01 AM PST by mazda77
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To: driftdiver

>>dont wanna see the pics, just sick

Its not sick. Dead relatives in one last family photo were quite common a century ago right here in the USA.


12 posted on 02/01/2014 4:44:33 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Libloather

I read the headline, and thought this was a cute story about a beloved family pet..


13 posted on 02/01/2014 5:00:11 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: Libloather
He Should Have Armed Himself If He's Going To Decorate His Saloon With Our Friend

William Muny

14 posted on 02/01/2014 5:12:43 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Libloather

“I can’t see, cut me Mick, cut me!”


15 posted on 02/01/2014 5:13:31 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: 9422WMR

Probably why all the hooplah at the time ... we gutt’a make him look good at least ONCE, Ma.


16 posted on 02/01/2014 5:14:51 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Libloather

Great idea...I’m thinking either a Heisman pose or a Starwars theme for mine. Time to go change my Will.


17 posted on 02/01/2014 5:26:16 AM PST by lwd
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To: Doogle

Coulda been a contender.. if only he could fight, which he obviously lacked the skills to even survive.. He was used as a stooge, in life, and in this poor dudes death.. Sick freaks..


18 posted on 02/01/2014 5:30:12 AM PST by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: Libloather

next they will prop him up in a voting booth to vote Democrat.


19 posted on 02/01/2014 5:31:22 AM PST by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
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To: GreenHornet
“This ain't your night”! My night! I coulda taken Wilson apart! So what happens? He gets the title shot outdoors on the ballpark and what do I get? A one-way ticket to Palooka-ville! You was my brother, Charley, you shoulda looked out for me a little bit.
You don't understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let's face it. It was you, Charley.

20 posted on 02/01/2014 5:32:50 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Libloather

“...and in this coroner weighing...”


21 posted on 02/01/2014 5:34:08 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Libloather

I understand that Jeremy Bentham is STILL wheeled into Council meetings, present, but not voting.


22 posted on 02/01/2014 5:35:20 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: lwd

I was trying to think what I would want in this particular genre. hmmm can’t think of anything. We did have a friend who was buried in his bicycle outfit, spandex etc. and his helmet and gloves. But he wasn’t perched on his bike at the wake. I’ll ask Mr. Mercat if he wants that.


23 posted on 02/01/2014 5:36:38 AM PST by Mercat
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To: nhwingut

Well his ring name WAS “Canvasback Carmona” !


24 posted on 02/01/2014 5:42:33 AM PST by skepsel
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To: Mercat
I'd love to start a business that does this (as long as I didn't have to see or touch any dead people). Talk about fun. lol

It could offer just about any pose...gardening, swimming, hiking, driving, film spoofs, politics, religious...etc. Only problem is most Americans (who would be vain enough to do this) probably can't afford it!

25 posted on 02/01/2014 5:45:04 AM PST by lwd
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To: j.argese

It was also common practice after an epic shootout in the Old West to prop up the losing side’s corpses for ghastly trophy photos, sometimes with their guns thrust into stiff lifeless hands.

I have attended funerals where the bereaved are snapping photos of the deceased in the casket. Creepy. Why not just hold on to photos of the living person & remember them that way?


26 posted on 02/01/2014 5:50:58 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: 9422WMR
5-15 record in boxing?"

"If you're going to lose, then I will help you lose."


27 posted on 02/01/2014 5:54:29 AM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: elcid1970

I think Mr. Mercat’s cousin did snap some photos of my mother in law in her casket. I don’t know. I don’t think it’s creepy. I understand why some think it is. I don’t plan to do it. I do want open an open casket. I’m sad that my brother was cremated before I could see him gone. Is that creepy?


28 posted on 02/01/2014 6:02:13 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Libloather

His son appears to be at least 9 or 10. And he’s 23????


29 posted on 02/01/2014 6:22:25 AM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: Mercat

Sorry to hear of your loss. But your brother was not cremated, only his mortal remains. My father’s remains were cremated, but only after I made positive ID. The remains of my wife were buried in the conventional way.

Both my Dad & my first wife are in Heaven, and no doubt arguing as they did in this life. Their eternal destiny is not affected by the fate of their earthly remnant, in any way.

It’s not about minimizing the awfulness of losing a loved one, but realizing that our individual existence does not cease with the death of the body.

And yes, I prefer to remember my loved ones as they lived.


30 posted on 02/01/2014 6:22:33 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Libloather

Saw a guy buried on his Harley Davidson on last night’s news. Older gent, sitting upright in biker attire. Guess he plans on becoming the new “Ghost Rider”. Expect he’ll shock some future race when they discover his remains.


31 posted on 02/01/2014 7:04:41 AM PST by Boomer One
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To: Libloather
Wow..that's creepy...

But whom am I to judge...remember all cultures are equal...

32 posted on 02/01/2014 7:13:59 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: driftdiver
dont wanna see the pics, just sick.

I feel the same about open caskets. A lot of the time a long illness proceeds death and you think "Who the hell is that?".

33 posted on 02/01/2014 7:15:29 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Starstruck

A long time ago a teacher in school was teaching about the death industry. She wasnt biased just factual.

One part that hit me is if the last time you see a loved one is of them in a casket, dead. Then thats how you’ll always think of them.

Perhaps it helps in the grieving process but I’d rather remember people as alive. Well most people.


34 posted on 02/01/2014 7:26:15 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
“...and in this coroner weighing...”

Voting's over

We Have Our Winner !

35 posted on 02/01/2014 7:32:28 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: lwd
Yabutt ... all you need is just ONE that wanted to be President of the US, and the family COULD afford it ...

youtube would have to start a new genre ...

36 posted on 02/01/2014 7:34:43 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Mercat
I do want open an open casket

That's what my parents wanted....when Dad died the small family-run mortuary did a fine job; a year or so later Forest Lawn bought them out - and when Mom died their people did horrible work. The only for sure way we could even tell it was her was the hair.

37 posted on 02/01/2014 7:36:23 AM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: Libloather

The mortician did an excellent job. It probably doesn’t hurt that the deceased was in the absolute prime of life when he was cut down.


38 posted on 02/01/2014 7:37:57 AM PST by Oratam
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To: ErnBatavia

Sad. Sorry. I will always treasure the image of my father’s hands with his rosary and a family photo in place before they closed the casket.


39 posted on 02/01/2014 7:39:05 AM PST by Mercat
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To: lwd

40 posted on 02/01/2014 7:42:17 AM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: Libloather

And in the the other corner, his opponent could be heard telling his manager: “I should be getting a shot at the the title instead of fighting this stiff!”


41 posted on 02/01/2014 8:34:03 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Libloather

“Are you readddddyyyy to crumble?”


42 posted on 02/01/2014 8:43:03 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Libloather

Well ... look at the bright side. With a record of 5-15 he’s fortunate he doesn’t have to fight anymore ... the lucky stiff.


43 posted on 02/01/2014 8:56:22 AM PST by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro; Roscoe Karns; dead

ping


44 posted on 02/01/2014 10:48:41 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: driftdiver

> One part that hit me is if the last time you see a loved one is of them in a casket, dead. Then thats how you’ll always think of them.

That is why Jewish tradition requires a closed-casket ceremony.


45 posted on 02/01/2014 10:54:57 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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If you go to YouTube, there are many examples of this practice from the 19th & early 20th century. It only seems strange because we no longer do it.

An example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYytf471Tf8


46 posted on 02/01/2014 10:55:40 AM PST by radiohead
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To: EveningStar

47 posted on 02/01/2014 10:57:48 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Libloather
Then there's

this guy

48 posted on 02/01/2014 10:59:32 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m sure Nanzi P. would love to be stuffed and
put up in the Well of the House.

A good mortician could probably make her better
looking than she is now.


49 posted on 02/01/2014 11:01:29 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

> A good mortician could probably make her better
looking than she is now.

A paper bag could make her better looking than she is now.


50 posted on 02/01/2014 11:03:05 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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