The bone trade
April 29, 2002 4:26 AM   Subscribe

The bone trade
posted by magullo (9 comments total)
This smells like an elaborate hoax, like ManBeef. Selling human bones definitely is done, but Marilyn Monroe's mole? Pinochet futures? Poor quality fake Liberace parts from the Balkans? If life were only so colorful.
posted by Slithy_Tove at 5:09 AM on April 29, 2002

Man, I hope this is true. I would love me a piece of some communist dictator or something. I wonder if I can buy a slice of Castro's lung.
posted by benbrown at 7:10 AM on April 29, 2002

You'd probably have to wait till he dies, at least....
posted by bshort at 7:45 AM on April 29, 2002

benbrown You planning on eating it? That suggestion was the most surprising parts of the interview ...
posted by magullo at 7:55 AM on April 29, 2002

Who knew ?

I wonder though, how do the parts get out there initially? I cannot see the families heading to the auction block with their loved ones. So, I am left to assume that at some point there is some grave pilfering? Or maybe some less then ethical mortuary workers?

An odd collectible to say the least. Or at least I think so.

I will stick to Vintage arcade games myself.
posted by a3matrix at 8:03 AM on April 29, 2002

If life were only so colorful.

yeah, the author went a little too far into 'silly' for it to be believable.
also, he seems to have seen that pre-obit for reagan, and believed it...
posted by mdn at 8:44 AM on April 29, 2002

wow, cool. the bone trade needs a spot on ebay! i'd buy a presidential polyp :) it does sound like a scam tho, like isn't that what the pardoner(?) did in canterbury tales?

also i agree things'll go crazy when "you can start to grow duplicate organs out of soybeans" :) can't wait!
posted by kliuless at 10:08 AM on April 29, 2002

Obviously, creating elaborate hoax websites on silly subjects is going to be a major emerging art-form in the early 21st century. How long before we have college courses analyzing the field? Future art historians & archeologists will be pulling these sites out of the Wayback Machine.

My favorite quote from the link Slithy_Tove provides: "One of the strangest/cutest pieces of merchandise to surface recently is a sliver of green fluff, said to be sliced from the body cavity of Kermit the Frog."
posted by tdismukes at 10:30 AM on April 29, 2002

it seems to be about a radio play/film:

The site is registered to this HWF Creative as well, and, predictably enough, the film was written by the contributor to

(Not very tough) case closed.
posted by gohlkus at 2:21 PM on April 29, 2002

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