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Let Smokers See the Warning They Need [NYT Op/Ed by Joanna Cohen]
Previously: coughin', Warning: Cigarettes are addictive.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jun 3, 2016 - 56 comments

A Mortician Challenges Our Obsession With Looking Young

I pulled the zipper down, revealing a body like I had never seen. She appeared as if emerging from the primordial goo at the beginning of time. It was Mother Earth, severely decomposed and glorious.
posted by katie on Jan 25, 2016 - 29 comments

Animal Carcasses

Animal Carcass sculptures made out of old clothes, by Tamara Kostianovsky.
posted by Greg Nog on Feb 4, 2013 - 4 comments

Bloodshot and tired looks

"That effortless look that says 'hey, the baby's sucking the life out of me, but here's a cup of blood to drink.' Pregnant Bella Swan - the perfect make-up look for office parties, bridal showers, or even the first day of school. (NSFW language)
posted by mippy on Nov 30, 2012 - 24 comments

Warning: Cigarettes are addictive.

The FDA has unveiled new graphic warnings for cigarette packages, including for the first time images that might depict dead bodies, cancer patients and diseased lungs. You can see all 36 new images here. (13MB PDF). [more inside]
posted by Mister Fabulous on Nov 10, 2010 - 190 comments

Corpse Craft

Corpse Craft is a flash game -- a puzzle/ strategy hybrid that's one part Same Game and one part Tower defense and one part Edward Gorey. Decent art, sound, story and gameplay.
posted by boo_radley on Oct 29, 2008 - 19 comments

"It's like a dead animal stink"

A corpse flower is blooming right now and you can watch. In addition to smelling like rotting flesh, the flowers are beautiful, and their scientific name means "misshapen giant penis."
posted by tits mcgee on Jul 17, 2008 - 29 comments

Peculiar corpses

Peculiar corpses: "Incorruptibles remaining free of decomposition have baffled scientists to this day. These bodies are discovered in many different environments, including environments that would typically cause an accidental or deliberately preserved corpse to decompose rapidly." The photographed examples seem to all be associated with Christian faith. Hmm. "[At Oratorio di San Lorenzo] in Palermo, however, corpses are treated as characters in a play": The Museum of the Dead, reassuringly less preserved.
posted by nthdegx on May 30, 2008 - 67 comments

Which eye is the carb hole?

Reefer Madness. The Kingwood teenager's story of decapitating a corpse and using the head to smoke marijuana was so outlandish that at first Houston Police Department senior police officer Jim Adkins did not believe it.
posted by three blind mice on May 9, 2008 - 106 comments

Little Minx' Exquisite Corpse

the eyes of every man riveted upon her
she turns back and faces forward, at peace
she walked calmly disappearing into the darkness
without missing a beat, she asks, "Waffles for breakfast?"
she stares longingly at what she has lost
five short films from little minx.
posted by carsonb on Mar 17, 2008 - 13 comments

Body Worlds: Home Version

Love "Body Worlds,"(previously) but wish you didn't have to say goodbye to all those exquisite corpses upon leaving the exhibit hall? Well, now you can bring a slice home with you. [more inside]
posted by contraption on Feb 6, 2008 - 57 comments

A Weekend At Virgilio's

Hell’s Kitchen duo wheel friend’s corpse around midtown Manhattan to cash his Social Security check.
posted by Dave Faris on Jan 10, 2008 - 41 comments

PSST! Pass It On…

PSST! Pass It On…
posted by ijoshua on May 8, 2007 - 8 comments

The plastic.com it's okay to like?

Body Worlds is an art exhibition that toured Europe from 2001-2003. Retooled for 'aught five, it has made its way to the New World for stays in Philadelphia and Toronto. The brainchild of Gunther von Hagens, a German anatomist, progenitor and patentee of the plastination technique of preservation, Body Worlds features actual human corpses: plastinated, dissected and posed. Nutjob? Artist? Criminal? von Hagens says his aims are primarily educational. Slate has an informative sideshow about the current exhibit, its origins and predecessors. Criticisms of this work run the gamut from predictable outrage to marxist. But if you're interested, you can request plastination services, or go to the man himself and donate your body(cool downloadable brochure on this page). And, of course, what would a good exhibition be without a shop? Previously discussed, the first time around, here, here, here,and here. Similar exhibit in San Francisco this past summer called "The Universe Within". Plastination is also apparently a musical phenomenon.
posted by kosem on Nov 4, 2005 - 69 comments

Beyond cannibalism. No zombies required.

An Indonesian man was recently jailed for digging up and eating his neighbour's corpse and a Zambian man has been arrested for exhuming, cooking and eating his grandson's corpse. Most cultures have a strong taboo against eating the dead, even indirectly. This taboo has been exploited for intimidation and torture and by artists, writers and even game programmers (the latter resulting in bizarre code documentation). The practice of corpse eating is the subject of ancient myths and is embraced by at least one contemporary religious sect.
posted by Deepspace on Feb 1, 2005 - 14 comments

What's that smell?

Follow the blooming of the Corpseflower. The Titan opened about halfway during the course of the morning and afternoon yesterday, giving off stronger waves of odor as the day progressed. The peak odor and opening was in the early evening and by 10PM the pulses of odor became less strong. The daily progress of the Amorphophallus Titanum.
posted by jokeefe on Jul 7, 2004 - 7 comments

Offended academic smashes German doctor's "Plastination" exhibit in London

Offended academic smashes German doctor's "Plastination" exhibit in London "I decided I would walk into the exhibition with a hammer and smash up the most expensive exhibit to make the point that you cannot turn bodies into commercial exhibits." This exhibit was discussed on March 21.
posted by planetkyoto on Mar 29, 2002 - 29 comments

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