WTF Meanwhile, in Indonesia...

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  1. Shithead

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    Day of the dead: Indonesian community honour their long-departed relatives by digging them up and dressing them in modern fashions before taking them out to celebrate




    An Indonesian community has begun celebrations of an annual festival honouring the dead which sees hundreds of centuries-old corpses exhumed, dressed in clothes and put on display.
    The preserved bodies of ancestors of the Toraja, an ethnic group from the mountains of South Sulawesi in Indonesia, are lovingly dug up from their graves as part of the ancient Ma'nene festival.
    The annual festival, which translates to 'the Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses', then sees the dead groomed, washed, dressed in fashionable new clothes and even sunglasses and paraded round the village.
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    All dressed up: A Toraja woman has dressed the corpse of a relative in a fashionable snapback cap and sunglasses for the village's annual Ma'nene festival
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    Bizarre tradition: After the corpses are removed from their graves, they are groomed and dressed before paraded round the village
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    Joining the fun: Centuries-old corpses are exhumed, dressed in clothes and put on display in the Toraja ritual honouring the dead
    The scenes might appear gruesome but for the Toraja people, who consider funerals the most important event of their lives, the festival is a celebration.
    Photographer Herman Morrison made the trip from Indonesian island Lombok, where he lives, to capture the peculiar ceremony on camera.
    Mr Morrison, 33, said: 'I live in Lombok, Indonesia, and I travelled to Sulawesi to photograph the Ma'nene festival.

    'The ritual is held yearly and is regarded as a manifestation of the Torajanese's love for their ancestors, leaders and relatives who have died.
    'The age of the corpses varies, but some are more than 100 years old. The bodies are taken from their graves by their families then cleaned and washed. Their clothes are replaced and then the bodies are put back in the ground.
    'Some of the deceased men are dressed up in suits and ties. It was an amazing sight to witness.'
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    The corpses of a woman and a child have been dressed and propped up, left, and right, a man takes a corpse round the village
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    Ma'nene, which translates to 'the Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses', sees the dead groomed, washed and dressed in fashionable new clothes
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    Tradition: Relatives are seen removing the corpses from their graves in the side of the mountainous hills
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    Preparations: A woman is cleaning the corpse of a long-since departed male relative to prepare the dead body for the festival
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    Celebratind death: The Toraja people, who live below the graves of their relatives, consider funerals the most important event of their lives
     
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  2. Phil McKrakin

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    Oh, fuck off.
     
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    bunch of fucking retards
     
  4. Gretsch Man

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    Oh.
     
  5. AnimalGod

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    that's pretty sweet.
     
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    I'm going to see a really good grateful dead cover band and doing some LSD later for the first time in awhile I will take this as an omen.
     
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    That's some fucked up shit right there.
     
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    good advertising
     
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    White people problems :grad:
     
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    That's like how Howards radio show is treated around here. Bring out yer dead.
     
  12. Phil McKrakin

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    Nigga plz...

     
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    Somebody should introduce the concept of Rest in Peace to those dimwits
     
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    what if they have it right
    and we have it wrong
    ?
     
  15. Phil McKrakin

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    Laugh it up, faggot. I still have no idea what's going on in Indonesia.