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  • She included a piece of red streaked mortician's wax worn by her father, with the caption: "They made my dad's hand look like it was cut."

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  • There is triumph and tragedy, happiness and heartbreak, the mortician's wife who took a nap in a coffin, an Easter morning $1.87 robbery and murder on a golf course, a physician who wore hot pants and made house calls on a motorcycle.

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  • Using wire, fish skin, cotton and mortician's wax, he spent more than three hours daily applying his own makeup, painfully contorting his features into a nightmarish "grinning skull".

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  • Throughout the book he characterizes dozens of recordings of Mahler's works, often with slash-and-burn criticism ( "every sound" in Pierre Boulez's performance of the Sixth Symphony is "strung out like entrails on a mortician's table") and sometimes with bouts of adulation that suggest the ideal of a definitive or "best" account.

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  • There is triumph and tragedy, happiness and heartbreak, the mortician's wife who took a nap in a coffin, an Easter morning $1.87 robbery and murder on a golf course, a physician who wore hot pants and made house calls on a motorcycle.

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  • Daigo, the protagonist of Departures, is an unemployed cellist who, with his wife, retreats to his rural hometown and takes a job as a mortician's assistant, preparing bodies for cremation.

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  • My uncle, who is a funeral director, went to a mortician's conference one year and actually did find a dead body on the toilet in the hotel bathroom.

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  • The magic of the mortician's hand has turned his poor girl's body into something she would have been proud to live in.

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  • Every picture I have seen of her makes her look like she just left the mortician's.

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  • Not with Juanita lying cold and naked on some mortician's pallet.

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