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MatriculatingHank
07-09-2018, 09:46 PM
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https://www.sbnation.com/2018/7/9/17548672/celtics-fans-kyrie-irving-doritos-video-games-wake-surprisingly-touching
Renard Matthews was a New Orleans 18-year-old who loved video games, junk food, and the Boston Celtics. So when his life was tragically cut short in a shooting June 26, his family found the perfect way to celebrate his time on the planet: by remembering him the way he’ll live on in their hearts.

Matthews’ wake eschewed a traditional casket for a more familiar setup. The young man was front and center, reclining in a chair in front of an entertainment center. He wore sunglasses, Kyrie Irving’s No. 11 alternate home Celtics jersey, and even a pair of Irving socks. There was a Playstation 4 controller in his hand, giving way to the action on the screen; an NBA 2K showdown being autoplayed between the Golden State Warriors and his Celtics. Beside him, snacks ranging from cereal to nacho cheese Doritos to a bottle of Barq’s root beer put the finishing touches on the scene.

Simply Red
07-09-2018, 10:16 PM
THOSE SOCKS ARE FRESH TO DEATH!

New World Order
07-09-2018, 10:17 PM
LMAO

Bwana
07-09-2018, 10:39 PM
Alright then

https://s.abcnews.com/images/Business/REX_weekend_at_bernies_kab_140129_16x9_992.jpg (https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjh1re825PcAhUF5oMKHafHC3QQjRx6BAgBEAU&url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FBusiness%2F80s-dead-guy-comedy-weekend-bernies-dug-lawsuit%2Fstory%3Fid%3D22282513&psig=AOvVaw2OvuYl1yhgh9TehLBM9tqA&ust=1531283946275450)

Pasta Giant Meatball
07-09-2018, 11:15 PM
Jeez

Dayze
07-10-2018, 12:10 AM
I only hope he was playing the walking dead or some form of COD zombies map

BWillie
07-10-2018, 01:01 AM
That is actually pretty cool. Kudos for the family doing something different as long as that is what the deceased would have wanted.

alanm
07-10-2018, 02:21 AM
That is actually pretty cool. Kudos for the family doing something different as long as that is what the deceased would have wanted.If he had stayed at home doing this we wouldn't be discussing this.

KCUnited
07-10-2018, 05:49 AM
Kind of reminds me of when the Chiefs were propping up Mike Brown at safety.

stumppy
07-10-2018, 06:05 AM
ROFL


Damn, I'm wearing the same nike sandals.:eek:

Dartgod
07-10-2018, 07:38 AM
ROFL


Damn, I'm wearing the same nike sandals.:eek:

RIP

Rain Man
07-10-2018, 08:10 AM
As tacky as it seems, I like it.

ptlyon
07-10-2018, 08:11 AM
Prop me up beside the Playstation when I die?

Jerm
07-10-2018, 08:16 AM
Damn Fortnite is everywhere...even in the afterlife.

Rain Man
07-10-2018, 08:23 AM
If you keep him embalmed, you could do it with other family members as they die, and then keep putting the embalmed ones in the audience of the funerals. After a few generations, each funeral would have a great mix of living and dead guests.

ptlyon
07-10-2018, 08:24 AM
If you keep him embalmed, you could do it with other family members as they die, and then keep putting the embalmed ones in the audience of the funerals. After a few generations, each funeral would have a great mix of living and dead guests.

Nice, but storage is so expensive these days

Rain Man
07-10-2018, 08:27 AM
Nice, but storage is so expensive these days

Maybe the family members can keep them at their houses. This fellow looks pretty natural.

MahiMike
07-10-2018, 08:29 AM
They honored him. I like it.

ptlyon
07-10-2018, 08:38 AM
Maybe the family members can keep them at their houses. This fellow looks pretty natural.

"Mom! Time to dust Renard!"

Simply Red
07-10-2018, 08:39 AM
Zebra Cakes bitch!

Spott
07-10-2018, 08:43 AM
Are you gonna drink that root beer?

DJJasonp
07-10-2018, 08:50 AM
The only thing missing is a push-button that plays recorded audio from the kid.

(push)......."Sniped your *ss!"

(push)......."mom....THE MEATLOAF!!!"

Rudy tossed tigger's salad
07-10-2018, 09:13 AM
should have had him jerking off to the porn on his phone.

Fish
07-10-2018, 09:18 AM
So.... did the Celtics win?

Frazod
07-10-2018, 09:19 AM
Are you gonna drink that root beer?

LMAO

The Franchise
07-10-2018, 09:35 AM
The fuck brand is that ghetto ass cereal on the floor?

Pasta Giant Meatball
07-10-2018, 09:37 AM
The fuck brand is that ghetto ass cereal on the floor?

Booty Os?

lcarus
07-10-2018, 09:48 AM
If my friends and family feel the need to prop me up in a chair with a Playstation controller in my hands to properly honor my life....I should just end it now.




















I should just end it now....

fan4ever
07-10-2018, 09:58 AM
If my friends and family feel the need to prop me up in a chair with a Playstation controller in my hands to properly honor my life....I should just end it now.




















I should just end it now....

That's what I get out of this...sad that this is the best of what identifies the man?

KCUnited
07-10-2018, 10:01 AM
Damn, Len Bias still looks like he can ball.

Rain Man
07-10-2018, 10:04 AM
That's what I get out of this...sad that this is the best of what identifies the man?

In fairness, he was 18. When I was 18, my parents would have propped me up holding a pair of 20-sided dice and a 64 ounce jug of root beer.

I miss those days.

TLO
07-10-2018, 10:06 AM
Better than the Michael Brown tribute. Anyone remember that? LMAO

Rudy tossed tigger's salad
07-10-2018, 10:13 AM
That's what I get out of this...sad that this is the best of what identifies the man?

18 years old

fan4ever
07-10-2018, 10:21 AM
18 years old

Yeah, true...a valid point...I'm just thinking it kind of trivializes his life.

fan4ever
07-10-2018, 10:23 AM
As most of us here I'm a Chief's fan...and if my family buries me in a Chief's jersey I'll come back and haunt them for years...like the Chiefs have me.

stevieray
07-10-2018, 10:44 AM
...creepy.

kepp
07-10-2018, 11:01 AM
If you keep him embalmed, you could do it with other family members as they die, and then keep putting the embalmed ones in the audience of the funerals. After a few generations, each funeral would have a great mix of living and dead guests.

They could team up in COD

Flying High D
07-10-2018, 11:07 AM
Yep, they wanted to put his study books there but decided to go with his leisurely selections.

siberian khatru
07-10-2018, 11:11 AM
Zebra Cakes bitch!

Was hoping someone would catch that.

Dayze
07-10-2018, 12:48 PM
he's in the pose of "I Just Bought The New Madden, and Have To Wait For a New System Update"

scho63
07-10-2018, 01:04 PM
Black people are so interesting in what they think and do. Not first time I've seen something similar.

Graystoke
07-10-2018, 01:16 PM
He is gonna get the Dia beatis eating those sugary snacks.

Iowanian
07-10-2018, 01:31 PM
I saw something like this a couple of years ago....it was a steelers fan sitting in his man chair.

This could be a fun MS Paint thread.


If you died and your family chose this method, what would be YOUR setup that made people think of you? Sitting on the shitter looking at your phone for an hour? Napping on a lazy boy next to a half glass of warm iced tea? Laying on a creeper underneath a car?

Dayze
07-10-2018, 01:43 PM
just set me up, sitting, leaned over with my forehead in my palm.
Just like I was watching a Chiefs playoff game.

DJJasonp
07-10-2018, 01:45 PM
You know those times you're playing team deathmatch on COD.......and there's a player that isnt moving, no microphone, no nothing.............

rabblerouser
07-10-2018, 02:23 PM
Kind of reminds me of when the Chiefs were propping up Mike Brown at safety.

Remember Ferguson?

JakeF
07-10-2018, 02:55 PM
New Orleans

Flying High D
07-10-2018, 03:11 PM
Playing possum, working and playing as hard in death as he did in when alive.

threebag02
07-10-2018, 04:03 PM
So it was a headshot that did the kid in

Iowanian
07-10-2018, 04:31 PM
If he's playing COD a certain bronco fan that posted here is screaming "CAMPER!!" Into his head set.

Detoxing
07-10-2018, 04:33 PM
If he's playing COD a certain bronco fan that posted here is screaming "CAMPER!!" Into his head set.

LMAO

I think i've played a few matches with you Iowanian, now that i think about it. I know i played a few with Knowmo. Back in the PS3 days.

Titty Meat
07-10-2018, 06:05 PM
He looks like he smoked the best kush on the planet

Titty Meat
07-10-2018, 06:08 PM
https://i.imgur.com/NYtAGYI.png

Flying High D
07-10-2018, 08:47 PM
Voted most likely to succeed.

DaNewGuy
07-11-2018, 02:21 AM
You know those times you're playing team deathmatch on COD.......and there's a player that isnt moving, no microphone, no nothing.............

LMAO

Chiefs4TheWin
07-11-2018, 02:47 AM
As tacky as it seems, I like it.

Yeah it comes off as odd to me, but who am I to judge.

Eleazar
07-11-2018, 05:31 AM
Voted most likely to decede.

Fixed :clap:

Dartgod
07-11-2018, 06:17 AM
Voted most likely to decompose.

Fixed :clap:

FYFYP

rabblerouser
07-11-2018, 07:21 AM
Black people are so interesting in what they think and do. Not first time I've seen something similar.

'Interesting' is...a word to use here.

KC Tattoo
07-11-2018, 08:17 AM
Alright then

https://s.abcnews.com/images/Business/REX_weekend_at_bernies_kab_140129_16x9_992.jpg (https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjh1re825PcAhUF5oMKHafHC3QQjRx6BAgBEAU&url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FBusiness%2F80s-dead-guy-comedy-weekend-bernies-dug-lawsuit%2Fstory%3Fid%3D22282513&psig=AOvVaw2OvuYl1yhgh9TehLBM9tqA&ust=1531283946275450)

Fourth post not disappointed in CP

Well done sir high five Bernie

Carr4MVP
07-11-2018, 08:28 AM
They just started a trend. Now we are going to see variations of this for years to come.

WhawhaWhat
07-11-2018, 08:53 AM
I guess this has been happening for a while. Here's a link from 2016 with similar funerals.

Dead people look alive during the weirdest funerals of all time. (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/strangest-funerals-time-gallery-1.1807190#)

ThaVirus
07-11-2018, 09:46 AM
Black people are so interesting in what they think and do. Not first time I've seen something similar.

White people have never done this. Ever.

Iowanian
07-11-2018, 09:59 AM
I remembered a Steelers fan had done something similar and thought it was a Ditka looking guy...Nope. If one more African American does this I think it will be considered cultural appropriation for a Mullet-American to do it.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/aa/37/5e/aa375eaf6589c9bbf15b9dfedb7766e8.jpg

Iowanian
07-11-2018, 10:00 AM
NOT SO FAST!

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/PuhVcP0uQyw/hqdefault.jpg

Graystoke
07-11-2018, 01:46 PM
NOT SO FAST!

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/PuhVcP0uQyw/hqdefault.jpg

He needs to loosen up. His riding style is way to stiff

redhed
07-12-2018, 08:47 AM
Beats the usual depressing casket pose.

Flying High D
07-12-2018, 12:27 PM
Was he living in one of McCoy’s houses?

kjwood75nro
07-12-2018, 12:59 PM
Some black comedian had a joke about this, where he wanted to be propped up, eyes opened, on a turntable, pointing at everybody.

DJJasonp
07-12-2018, 01:27 PM
the fact that there is pictures of this is extremely disturbing.

Outside of scary movies, I dont want to ever look at dead bodies, let alone take a picture so I can remember the moment!

Rain Man
07-12-2018, 01:56 PM
I morbidly wondered where he was shot, and it was in the head. I hope that head scarf is affixed strongly.

https://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2018/06/rodney_matthews_willie_ross_id.html

Eleazar
07-12-2018, 02:20 PM
I morbidly wondered where he was shot, and it was in the head. I hope that head scarf is affixed strongly.

https://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2018/06/rodney_matthews_willie_ross_id.html

I think it's called a skullcap.

Flying High D
07-12-2018, 02:26 PM
This is so sad. My family will keep his family in our prayers. Killed while walking the dog. That is rough to comprehend. He seemed like a decent person. So sad.

Rain Man
07-12-2018, 02:41 PM
I think it's called a skullcap.

The clothing or the method of death?

OrtonsPiercedTaint
07-12-2018, 04:48 PM
should have had him jerking off to the porn on his phone.

Cold Stone Creamery is officially off the bucket list :Lin:

TinyEvel
07-12-2018, 05:41 PM
Hey son, I've found somebody you can beat at Fortnight...

Flying High D
07-12-2018, 06:26 PM
Where is the dog he was walking?