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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Max Leung, Jul 11, 2003.
The article is an opinion piece.
I remember Crash. There was another movie called Boxing helena, which I will make NO effort to see
The internet has made displays of a lot of these strange things available.
If you're sqeamish, don't surf on the wild side of the net.
Theres actually a psychological disease where one has the insatiable urge to lop off one's healthy limbs...
Read this in maxim, some guy who had this couldnt take it anymoe, shot himself witha shotgun at a joint so the doctors had no choice but to amputate...
So, would these folks think Audition really was a romantic comedy?
This absolutely disgusts me. I had my right hand amputated at work when I was 19. I would give anything to have a right hand again. These retards are out there doing it to themselves intentionally. What the hell is wrong with these people?
Anyone who supports this is just as messed up as the fuck ups doing it.
[sarcasm]IMHO [/sarcasm off]
Just like George Costanza was offended when people wore fake glasses just to be fashionable (had to inject some lightness to my post )
Technology is nearly there. I pretty sure it's the law that won't allow it. Although, why not? If you can give a kidney out of love, a hand, given willingly, shouldn't be any different, eh? You might even be able to import some not-so-willing fresh ones from traditionalist Middle-Eastern governments! (OK, that was over the top.):b
I support the right of people to do whatever the hell they want with their own bodies. They are adults. I don't see that as messed up (nor do I feel messed up about it), although I can understand Richard's frustration with it all.
Holy shit, just when you've thought you've seen it all... Some people should have their heads amputated. Maybe that'll catch on one day too. "Wouldn't it be cool to be decapitated!"
I just noticed that Adventures of Baron von Munchausen is coming to DVD.
Munchhausen by Proxy is the name of an hysterical condition whereby people who have a fetish for needing medical treatment fake the disease.
Anyone remember the X files ep where Joe Boyle plays (sympathetically) the auto-asphyxiation fetishist who achieves his dreams?
It's an amazing world, kids, Todd Browning just touches the surface
I would think that if any of these medical professionals cared about theses patients they would look for a way to make them feel better about themselves without resorting to mutiliation. Is this really that much different than eating disorders, slashing oneself, or even suicide? As I understand it, and I'm far from expert so please forgive me if I'm wrong, most of the people engaged in those behaviors can be treated successfully. There usually is some underlying cause for these problems and if diagnosed and treated, help can be found, without resorting to helping the person carry it out. These people (the wannabes) could just be starved for attention and/or desire sympathy. It's pretty f***ed up if you ask me. There has to be a better way of handling their problems than chopping off limbs.
Thanks Andrew, your observations make sense, compared to my unresearched random access memory recounting...
I suppose both conditions are named after the Baron tho
Liveing proof that Darwin has failed us.