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January 27, 2016


Puerto Rican man's corpse embalmed to allow poker fanatic to play one final hand with loved ones

(Thanks to Patty Villanova and Jeff Meyerson)


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"Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died."

Steven Wright

He's all in.

I think he has cards "up his sleeves."

I would have thought "Go fish" to be a more suitable game for the occasion.

hasn't kenny rogers been doing this for years ?

I'd probably still lose.

Gives new meaning to the poker term "drawing dead"

When he plays "no peek", he's really serious.

The choice of playing poker instead of slots was a good one. I think Bernie---I mean Henry---would have difficulty pulling the handle. If he wins will he be buried with his actual winnings or a check for the full amount?

This isn't creepy at all!

Gives new meaning to the term "he slow rolled 'em"

That song probably sounds a lot better when you're embalmed.

My question: who are the real fanatics, the guy or his friends who wanted to play cards with an embalmed body?

I agree with nursecindy.

Talk about a poker face. Try guessing what he has.

Hope he doesn't deal. They could be there awhile.

So, if he draws the Dead Man's Hand, it's like, yeah, well, what did you expect?

Smart-aleck friend of his, asking the corpse, "Is this your card?"

Did he fold ?

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