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Posted: 8/24/2006 6:27:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2006 6:28:28 AM EDT by Airwolf]


www.theregister.com/2006/08/24/chinese_funeral_clampdown/

China bans strippers at funerals
'Obscene performances' clampdown

By Lester Haines
Published Thursday 24th August 2006 10:19 GMT

China has added strippers at funerals to its burgeoning list of proscribed activities, the BBC reports.
Bare-assed ladies are apparently deployed at rural send-offs to boost mourner numbers, since "large crowds are seen as a mark of honour".

To show they mean business, the authorities have arrested the leaders of five striptease troupes, including two involved in a farmer's funeral in Donghai county, Jiangsu province on 16 August, which was exposed by a Chinese TV station.

Local officials subsequently ordered an end to the traditional practice - which they dubbed "obscene performances" - and declared that "funeral plans have to be submitted in advance", according to Xinhua news agency.

And just to make sure the ban sticks, the powers that be have set up a hotline where concerned citizens can earn cash rewards for reporting "funeral misdeeds".

For the record, the attendance at the farmer's farewell was estimated at 200. He can consider himself duly honoured. ®

Bootnote

We gather that strippers are commonly seen at Taiwanese funerals, where explicit displays are accompanied by hard-core commentary on the deceased's virility. Taiwanese lottery winners also hire strippers to disrobe in temples as a mark of gratitude for their good fortune. The C of E might like to consider this practice as a way of boosting congregations.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 6:31:42 AM EDT
No strippers at funerals? Now those commie bastards have gone too far.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 6:32:48 AM EDT
Strippers to boost funeral attendance? There there is a concept!
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 6:33:34 AM EDT
OMG


what is the point of even going to funerals now?????
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 6:35:46 AM EDT
They don't want the dead guy to be the only one stiff?

Link Posted: 8/24/2006 6:37:36 AM EDT
No more lap dances while your sending granny off to the other side
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 6:40:04 AM EDT
What's this world coming to...
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 6:42:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jmzd4:
OMG


what is the point of even going to funerals now?????


Some feel death is just a phase. You have left this world and now in a new place. I think it's a rather special and important thing. I wouldn't want people to be sad at my funeral, just happy and able to go on with their lives. If a stripper does that, then they can hire one!
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 6:43:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 6:44:05 AM EDT
Fuck!

There goes my weekend.

Cock-blocked by Chinese!
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 6:44:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By out-a-ammo:
They don't want the dead guy to be the only one stiff?



......

funny shit.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 6:50:12 AM EDT
At my funeral, I want to be propped up ala Weekend at Bernies and given a nasty lap dance by some skanky asian stripper. Oh yeah...let's put the "fun" back in funeral.
Link Posted: 8/24/2006 5:38:54 PM EDT
I for one welcome our new Chinese overlords.
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