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Man has replacement hand removed, now wants another one.
January 14, 2002 3:11 PM   Subscribe

Man has replacement hand removed, now wants another one. Of course, he almost definitely will not get it, after annoying his doctors from the first operation. Still, I can't help thinking about a movie in which a man and his hand become "mentally detached".
posted by meep (10 comments total)

 
I guess he better let the government know so they can update his biometric ID card.
posted by fuq at 3:14 PM on January 14, 2002


I'd tell him to go fuck himself. Sorry man, you missed the boat. Better luck next life.
posted by Dark Messiah at 3:15 PM on January 14, 2002


This movie comes to mind as well.
posted by donkeyschlong at 3:20 PM on January 14, 2002


man, how creepy it would be to have someone else's hand attached to your body though. I can totally imagine why a person would have mental issues adapting to it. Of course it's ridiculous for him to assume he can get a new one, but I can relate emotionally to the idea of rejecting a stranger's hand.

Of course, i've painted my hands a number of times and feel like they're extremely specific to me (more so than any other body part except my face). Maybe not everyone is so attached - dunno.
posted by mdn at 3:29 PM on January 14, 2002


Come on, it's clearly this movie that comes the closest.

Dark Messiah, I think you summed it up the best.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:46 PM on January 14, 2002


Sheesh, don't you guys know anything about the classics?
posted by MrBaliHai at 4:12 PM on January 14, 2002


Regarding the creepiness of having someone else's hand... This is the premise of John Irving's novel The Fourth Hand. Sort of. A theme, anyway.
posted by Slagman at 5:01 PM on January 14, 2002


yeah MrBaliHai - it's also known as Mad Love - and it's one of the best.
posted by panopticon at 7:25 PM on January 14, 2002


I felt sorry for myself , having no shoes, til I met a man with no sock....AWHHH f@#k it!
posted by HTuttle at 10:32 PM on January 14, 2002


If you have someone else's hand attached to your body, does that mean you can tickle yourself?
posted by airgirl at 6:53 AM on January 15, 2002


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