A Monument With Big Verga Energy
July 28, 2022 11:39 AM   Subscribe

Mexican abuela, upright member of the community, and proud matriarch Catarina Orduña Pérez had one request for her grave - for it to be topped with a turgid memorial to her symbol of the stiff joyful energy that filled her life. (SLVice, NSFW for pictures of said memorial.)

Yes, the memorial is exactly what you think.
posted by NoxAeternum (27 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
In a situation where someone I knew has definitely not had their departing wishes fulfilled, so I am happy that this woman is getting what she wanted.
posted by Going To Maine at 11:43 AM on July 28 [13 favorites]


And good and hard, from the pictures.
posted by NoxAeternum at 11:46 AM on July 28 [8 favorites]


I'm glad they were able to erect a suitable memorial.
posted by zamboni at 11:55 AM on July 28 [16 favorites]


"They had particular difficultly with the testicles."
posted by Horkus at 11:56 AM on July 28 [5 favorites]


HÉROE
posted by seanmpuckett at 12:00 PM on July 28


The vein, though.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:01 PM on July 28 [2 favorites]


Doña Cata often used it with that sort of colloquial pride when referring to the members of her family as vergas, according to her grandson; that they were people of moral fortitude, with “integrity, courage, passion, and at the same time, love and joy,” said Mota Limón.



That's beautiful. She sounds like a wonderful person and I'm glad she found a way for her story to be known, in her own way. Let's all be vergas today eh.
posted by bleep at 12:10 PM on July 28 [8 favorites]


An anagram of

Catarina Orduña Pérez

is

Art Dour? A Peen Czarina!
posted by lalochezia at 12:31 PM on July 28 [27 favorites]


We have obelisks! Lovely obelisks, always a crowd pleaser. Are you sure she wouldn't like an obelisk?

Ah... well...
posted by wotsac at 12:50 PM on July 28 [2 favorites]


What a tremendous dick move.
posted by snuffleupagus at 1:14 PM on July 28 [7 favorites]


I can't wait until I get out of work to peek at THIS.
posted by jenfullmoon at 1:20 PM on July 28 [1 favorite]


Whatever you're imagining while you wait to get out of work, it's even better than that.
posted by biogeo at 1:45 PM on July 28 [17 favorites]


I learned a bit about mexican (and other cultures') way to honor their dead in some german museum for sepulchral culture, and pictures of this belong right into their collection.

Just, don't put anything like this next to my dad's grave, please. I don't want to have to bury him again.
posted by flamewise at 2:19 PM on July 28 [2 favorites]


I’m glad she didn’t go off half-cocked.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:34 PM on July 28 [15 favorites]


I am so glad she got what she wanted. Would have been a shame if she’d gotten shafted.
posted by armoir from antproof case at 2:45 PM on July 28 [6 favorites]


I'm stealing this from someone else, but...

mourning wood
posted by Etrigan at 4:23 PM on July 28 [13 favorites]


I think this is maybe the one and only time that the expression big dick energy is warranted.
posted by Literaryhero at 4:36 PM on July 28 [5 favorites]


Just talkin ‘bout Shaft.
posted by nickggully at 4:38 PM on July 28 [1 favorite]


I’m betting Cynthia Albritton would approve of this.
posted by TedW at 6:02 PM on July 28


This is definitely making me reconsider my original plan to have my ashes just chucked into a river.
posted by Fuchsoid at 6:11 PM on July 28 [1 favorite]


Whatever you're imagining while you wait to get out of work, it's even better than that.

Who hasn't heard that before
posted by aws17576 at 6:19 PM on July 28


I now have an earworm going on in my head...Carly Simon's "You're so vein".
posted by Calvin and the Duplicators at 7:24 PM on July 28 [2 favorites]


I wish this lady had been my grandma.
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:43 PM on July 28


Mexican grandmothers are undefeated. They’re loving, caring, fierce and funny. I grew up in a Mexican neighborhood, I’ve dodged chanclas while at friends’ houses. And if you get on nana’s bad side, she’s gonna make you wish you’d never been born. (And then she’s probably gonna feed you.)
posted by azpenguin at 7:56 PM on July 28 [5 favorites]


I think I figured it out …. That cemetery must be filled with men who died at se
posted by armoir from antproof case at 8:10 PM on July 28


> Whatever you're imagining while you wait to get out of work, it's even better than that.

In the memorial shop: "Patrón, you sure this is feet, not inches?"
posted by sebastienbailard at 8:37 PM on July 28 [1 favorite]


Mommy, what is ‘dick’ and why did Granny love it so much?
posted by Phanx at 3:31 AM on July 29 [3 favorites]


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