Okay so, by now we're pretty used to seeing all KINDS of weird trends cropping up all over the internet... especially since half the time I'm the one who tells you about them. Whether it involves something like turning your eyebrows into bows, dressing up like a dog and walking around on all fours all day, or some wild new dance craze we're all supposed to master in 5 minutes.
An embalmed body, posed next to a can of beer at her funeral. Credit: Channel 5
I... I don't have any words. I'm not sure if I'm actually impressed or horrified at the way she seems to be clutching a glass of white wine.
Spot the odd one out. Credit: Channel 5
Last August, the family of an American socialite named Mickey Easterling decided to go for the 'extreme embalming' approach for her memorial
Isn't that just... charming?
Mickey Easterling at her memorial service. Credit: CNN
Easterling herself had apparently told her daughter she wanted her memorial to be one last chance for her to throw a party, meaning she could be the glamorous hostess, even in her afterlife... which, when you put it like that I guess sounds pretty darn cool.
Another New Orleans resident, 18-year-old Renard Matthews, enjoyed a similar treatment for his funeral just months before.
Tragically, the 18-year-old was fatally shot back in June 2018 while he was out walking his own dog (I'll say it once and I'll say it a million-times folks, our world is TRASH) and so Renard's mother Temeka decided that her son deserved a special, non-traditional send-off.
He was also wearing a Kyrie Irving Celtics jersey with matching socks, and had a bag of Doritos and a root beer on the table beside him... just the way he would have... wanted? I guess?
I suppose at the end of the day it's just as they say, funerals aren't exactly for the person who has passed, it's for the loved ones of that person so that they have an opportunity to say goodbye properly. And if this is how they wanna do it, then who am I to judge!?
But do you reckon YOU'D want to receive a similar fate?