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June 15, 2007 10:02 AM   Subscribe

Beauty is more than skin deep.
posted by mediocrates (28 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Warren Beaty?
posted by Plutor at 10:04 AM on June 15, 2007


Eponysterical.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 10:05 AM on June 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


"With or without u..."
posted by kurumi at 10:06 AM on June 15, 2007


hehe I thought it was about warren beaty, too. And then I was like: "dang, I wonder what he's up to.."
posted by cowbellemoo at 10:07 AM on June 15, 2007


Beaty!
posted by fleetmouse at 10:10 AM on June 15, 2007


HAY I HERD YOU GUYS WERE TLAKING ABOUT ME
posted by Greg Nog at 10:10 AM on June 15, 2007


Hey, its Twiggy from Buck Rogers! "Beauty beaty beauty beaty beauty beaty...".
posted by Ohdemah at 10:10 AM on June 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Beauty is more than skin deep.

Not everyone wants to hump a corpse with missing pieces, even if it's plastic.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:12 AM on June 15, 2007


Damn. Guess I don't multitask as well as I thought.

I'm glad Brandon Blatcher checked out the content, at any rate.
posted by mediocrates at 10:14 AM on June 15, 2007


First link (at least) is a double.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 10:18 AM on June 15, 2007


Dub
posted by prostyle at 10:21 AM on June 15, 2007


Yeah, Gunther Von Hagen's been around for a while. I hadn't realized there was such a huge body of anatomical exhibition art out there, though, until one of the other shows opened up down the street from me. Guess he's not too happy about the other shows, either.
posted by mediocrates at 10:21 AM on June 15, 2007


Could we have a [NSFTS] tag, as in Not Safe For The Squeamish, please?
posted by imperium at 10:24 AM on June 15, 2007


The BODIES exhibit is here in Washington DC (actually, in Arlington, in the old Newseum), and I was going to bring my nephews a couple Sundays back. That is, until I saw the cost of the tickets. It would have set me back $200!

Talk about costing an arm and a leg.
posted by Dave Faris at 10:31 AM on June 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


I guess the point here is, "Gee, there are a lot of these exhibits featuring dead plastinized Chinese ex-smokers.

My kids loved Body Worlds in Philly last year, FWIW.
posted by Mister_A at 10:45 AM on June 15, 2007


I wonder if they thought the guy James Bond killed in the Body Worlds exhibit last year was a dropped off donation. Maybe he's in an exhibit now!!!

What? James Bond isn't real? Not listening. Don't care. ME. STILL. ANGRY.
posted by miss lynnster at 10:55 AM on June 15, 2007


Triple
posted by caddis at 11:09 AM on June 15, 2007


I really hated the period when there were exhibitions in both Philadelphia and Toronto. When I travel, it's generally either via the Philadelphia airport or to Toronto, and I couldn't escape the ads in the TTC or on SEPTA. I like the Ontario Science Centre, but I've got no plans to see those exhibits.

Ew.
posted by oaf at 11:17 AM on June 15, 2007


I hadn't realized there was such a huge body of anatomical exhibition art out there,

Oof.
posted by scratch at 11:37 AM on June 15, 2007


Warren Beaty?

He's so vain, he probably thought this post was about him.
posted by Freon at 11:51 AM on June 15, 2007


I'm glad Brandon Blatcher checked out the content, at any rate.
posted by mediocrates at 1:14 PM on June 15


Whoa. That's a little presumptuous. I did check the content, thanks. Buck Rogers is just more exciting.
posted by Ohdemah at 12:03 PM on June 15, 2007


Hahaha Odemah, I was referring to the general lack of excitement about the post. I thought it was interesting that there were so many exhibitions of the same type floating around out there. I wonder if that's related to a fear of mortality or a heightening comfort level with our own anatomy or something entireley different.

It was pretty clear that a great many of the commenters in this thread weren't as jazzed about it as I was. Oh well. I can't be on ALL the time. :)
posted by mediocrates at 12:13 PM on June 15, 2007


I went to see BODIES in Orlando, Florida. Really cool to be able to see all the detail. They have side by side comparisions of healthy organs vs. damaged organs. Also, they had a heart and a brain that you were allowed to touch, though most people declined.

There were two things I didn't like about it, however.

First, they had a small, hidden away area that was devoted to fetuses and embryos and it had an enormous disclaimer you couldn't possibly miss if you didn't want to see that sort of thing. I find it somewhat offensive that if you're holding that type of exhibit that it would be necessary to try and shield people from it.

Secondly, there was a comments book at the end of the exhibition. There were many hateful, spiteful things directed towards the people holding the exhibit written there. Really depressing to see just how many people decided to look at the "offensive" part of the exhibit and then condemn people to hell over it.
posted by Talanvor at 12:15 PM on June 15, 2007


This is great and everything but I wish they'd put some of this stuff online instead of raping you with exhibition ticket prices.
posted by puke & cry at 3:15 PM on June 15, 2007


Well, there are some pictures up, just not really enough for my liking.
posted by puke & cry at 3:19 PM on June 15, 2007


Oh, come on, if I wanted to see dead Chinese prisoners stripped of their skin, I'd just hang out with my Uncle Jerry, who was in Korea.

(Uncle Jerry has some weird souvenirs of the war. And some profound emotional problems.)
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:42 PM on June 15, 2007


You know, if you're going to fix the spelling, you might as well delete the snarky comments.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 5:36 PM on June 15, 2007


Yeah, monju - that's not a bad idea. Maybe whoever edited the spelling will take your comment out, too!
posted by mediocrates at 10:58 PM on June 15, 2007


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