For example, at our funerals, where are the dragon dancers? The all-female marching bands? The strippers?
“I want it to be boistrous. My father liked this kind of atmosphere.”
These Taiwanese make a New Orleans funeral look positively Lutheran.
And it’s much the same in mainland China, where the spicy-funeral custom is drawing the attention of the ever-vigilant government.
Take the outdoor funeral for an 86-year-old man surnamed Huang in central China’s Henan province in December 2012. A woman in a short, white skirt and halter top pulls a mourner on stage and begins to undress him, while periodically peeling off a piece of her own clothing.
Sex and death, baby. Keep turning the wheel.