Man shows up at own funeral on Brazilian holiday honouring the dead

Man shows up at own funeral on Brazilian holiday honouring the dead.

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Does media imitate life or does life imitate media ? The incident describes an event that occurs in many types of narratives: folklore, soap operas, pulp fiction and comics.  Does the media present these reports because there is an appetite for them ? Or is it creating an appetite ?

 

Perhaps what we are witnessing is anxiety created by H1N1.  The walking dead/zombie genre has become a way deal with our fears of contagion. This report  turns the walking dead into a resurrection narrative.  The quirky coincidence of the funeral date and the arrival of the not so dead man reassures us in the face of uncertainty.

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