Love at First Bite
July 8, 2005 10:48 PM   Subscribe

"If you love someone, you want to give something of yourself to them... Go big or go home you know?" Show that special sweetie of yours that you care with the magic of mutual self-mutilation. Really, how often were you using that ring finger, anyways?
posted by Simon! (31 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
didn't they do that whole fake "modded brothers" thing a ways back? that might've been april fools, though...

pretty fucking insane. only problem with permanent body mods "for" someone is that a relationship always has a chance of some time in some future going sour (even a long one). then afterwards you have suzy tattooed on your ass, or no left foot, or something like that :P
posted by Lockeownzj00 at 10:54 PM on July 8, 2005

The ring finger?

Last time I went to Wendy and had a chilli, actually!

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posted by nostrada at 10:55 PM on July 8, 2005

What. The. Shit.

I'll take the diamond ring, thankyouverymuch.
posted by Amanda B at 10:57 PM on July 8, 2005

oh my god where is the vomit bag
posted by MrLint at 11:10 PM on July 8, 2005

Proof positive that those who are meant for each other, FIND each other. Look on the bright side, guys.
posted by postmodernmillie at 11:12 PM on July 8, 2005

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.

If you thought that getting a tattoo as a sign of commitment was stupid...
posted by clevershark at 11:15 PM on July 8, 2005

(this was April Fool's y'all... just making sure that was clear)
posted by sbutler at 11:17 PM on July 8, 2005

Whoops, my apologies.

I blame the internet, for being so bizarre that things like this seem realistic.
posted by Simon! at 11:37 PM on July 8, 2005

It's good photshoppcking if it isn't just hoax material. The stump pictures (reminds me of cricket with stump-vision/stump-cam) of the girl are very very convincing.
Either way. sick. freaks.
posted by peacay at 12:07 AM on July 9, 2005

D'oh! I could have bothered looking at the date which is built right into the URL...

Still, people do some crazy sh*t to themselves. I often see people with earlobe stretchers and subcutaneous implants.
posted by clevershark at 12:07 AM on July 9, 2005

..or of course...real pix with fictional background
posted by peacay at 12:11 AM on July 9, 2005

This was the BME April Fools. It fooled me at the time, though, and, if I remember correctly, fooled the parents of one of the people involved.
posted by 235w103 at 12:15 AM on July 9, 2005

Gillian is hot. With or without her finger.
posted by sharpener at 1:15 AM on July 9, 2005

Gillian is indeed hotness.
posted by Damienmce at 1:28 AM on July 9, 2005

How romantic.
posted by TwelveTwo at 1:37 AM on July 9, 2005

I bet someone actually does this now.
posted by ackeber at 1:50 AM on July 9, 2005

Shut up.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 2:11 AM on July 9, 2005

Hey, I wrote that article.

Earlier April Fool's pieces we published along the same lines:

Adding and Subtracting (the original)
Joshua: Transdimensionally Modified
The Raelians: Building Better Humans

That said, I do know a few couple who've done "couples amputations", minus the biting part.
posted by glider at 3:15 AM on July 9, 2005

Hey, I wrote that article.

always great to see that in a mefi thread.

That said, I do know a few couple who've done "couples amputations", minus the biting part.

care to elaborate?
posted by Silky Slim at 5:05 AM on July 9, 2005

I'm actually really surprised that this as an April fools thing. My roommate was a member of BME and spent hours browsing through the member photos and such.

Anyone who's seen the members area of the site (esp in the hardcore sections) knows that this type of thing is not that out there.

Unless most of the site has been faked. Glider? Do you have any idea how much of the site is real and how much is photoshop?
posted by es_de_bah at 7:27 AM on July 9, 2005

"GILLIAN: Shut up."
That kept cracking me up.
posted by Jack Karaoke at 8:46 AM on July 9, 2005

Glider is actually the guy who runs BME. And I would guess that the vast, vast majority of the site is real. I'm not sure how someone would photoshop a penectomy.
posted by 235w103 at 8:48 AM on July 9, 2005

Almost everything on the site is real, and the finger amputations in the article are real. They're just on someone else (ie. I photoshopped the fingers from one person onto another).

Here's an example of a real one:

I published a book by a friend of mine that amputated his hand to "match" a childhood friend in sort of an odd yet beautiful love story... If you search for "Losing a Hand" on Amazon you can see the book, although it's currently out of print. Doing a second edition within the year though...
posted by glider at 10:18 AM on July 9, 2005

I saw a couple at a bus stop a while ago. The girl was really cute, probably about 16 or 17. The guy was totally disreputable looking and morbidly obese. They were gushing over their new tattoos. I didn't see his, but hers covered a large area of her forearm and read "Porky's Baby." Gah. Marriages break up. Tattoos are forever.

And for god's sake, don't date people named Porky.
posted by LittleMissCranky at 11:28 AM on July 9, 2005

I think it ix totally xweet. My sife and I decided it sould be a good idea to do thix too. The pain sax e cruciating, but it sax sorth it in the end for xuch a xymbolic gexture.
posted by BrotherCaine at 11:31 AM on July 9, 2005

LOL BrotherCaine...
posted by clevershark at 12:09 PM on July 9, 2005

It's a double, too.
posted by kenko at 12:50 PM on July 9, 2005

My words were "You seriosuly disturbed fucks."

It's better now that I know it's a hoax, but fuckityfuckfuck that bothered me, and to let you know how seriously, I rarely swear like this. I'm just hoping it doesn't give some -real- sick fucks ideas.
posted by Kickstart70 at 5:27 PM on July 9, 2005

What is it about those people's faces that makes you believe...?
posted by scarabic at 6:52 PM on July 9, 2005

Did anyone else notice the site had to move to Canada to avoid prosecution for sexually explicit material in the States?
posted by Tlahtolli at 7:42 PM on July 9, 2005

Ah, the classics.
posted by fungible at 9:06 PM on July 9, 2005

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