Speaking of body parts . . .

August 1, 2008

My sister lives in Indianapolis and wants to go see this, but the whole idea grosses me out:

The mesh of vessels is part of the first, and more controversial, of two exhibits arriving in Indianapolis that showcase preserved human corpses.

Some have questioned the ethics of displaying human remains, but many of the visitors who took in “Bodies . . . The Exhibition” on its opening day Wednesday said they found it to be educational, rather than gruesome.

Of course, I’m the squeamish sort, the type who covers his eyes at certain movie scenes others are relishing. I like my bodies live or in some place far away.


3 Responses to “Speaking of body parts . . .”

  1. Larry Morris Says:

    I would love to see this also, … but then, you knew that, didn’t you ?

  2. Bob G. Says:

    Then by ALL means, Leo…never, EVER take a visit to the Mutter Museum in Philly.

    (makes Ripley’s Believe It or Not look like a dime store novelty)

    Been there quite a few times, btw…(on business)


  3. Nance Says:

    This show was in Detroit for most of a year, and I saw it. It’s not that gross at all, Leo. The bodies have been so thoroughly plasticized that the ick factor is basically non-existent.

    It’s the fact the bodies were likely Chinese political prisoners that’s bothersome.

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