beschizza — 2014-05-30T10:35:49-04:00 — #1
nashrambler — 2014-05-30T10:38:04-04:00 — #2
I'll let someone else go for the inevitable "Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs" post. That fruit is too low-hanging for me.
kpkpkp — 2014-05-30T10:47:35-04:00 — #3
He's a sales person for that product, so my guess is that he's diverting it to another customer.
spunkytws — 2014-05-30T10:52:29-04:00 — #4
I realize there's a very good, very detailed analysis out there somewhere, but I inevitably think, how do they determine the value of skin? I realize hospitals have a method for coming up with the price of organs, but it always intrigues me.
thekaz — 2014-05-30T11:00:16-04:00 — #5
It puts the lotion-- do'h!
dfaris — 2014-05-30T11:01:50-04:00 — #6
$357,000 worth of skin? How much is that by the yard?
old — 2014-05-30T11:10:51-04:00 — #7
Have they checked his forehead?
medievalist — 2014-05-30T11:15:23-04:00 — #8
Delaware County is not in Delaware, Rob. The Delaware River runs through quite a few states.
This guy is Pennsylvanian.
I know a guy with a very similar name, but it's not the same guy. Whew.
socialmaladroit — 2014-05-30T11:20:41-04:00 — #9
He's probably got skin in the game.
getoffmylawn — 2014-05-30T11:20:44-04:00 — #10
I donated my father's tissues after he passed away a few years ago. After hearing about this investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity, I would not make the same decision again.
marlboromonkey7 — 2014-05-30T11:21:49-04:00 — #11
What a multiple layered skinned bastard!
spunkytws — 2014-05-30T11:22:49-04:00 — #12
Or he's a really big Dylan Thomas fan.
robotech — 2014-05-30T11:29:28-04:00 — #13
Hey, man, gimme some skin!
robotech — 2014-05-30T11:30:48-04:00 — #14
I don't see the problem. If I'm dead, what do I care what my body parts are being used for?
stumo — 2014-05-30T11:56:58-04:00 — #15
I don't get the relevance of the animation?
getoffmylawn — 2014-05-30T11:58:13-04:00 — #16
Treating burn victims is one thing. Elective cosmetic surgeries is another. It's a lightly regulated industry with large profits that doesn't always represent what they could be doing with the recovered tissue.
For profit tissue banks turn human tissue from a gift into a commodity. It's disrespectful to the deceased to profit any more than absolutely necessary from a donation. It's not like there's a shortage (as there are with internal organs).
Radiolab did similar feature on the (big) business of blood donations. http://www.radiolab.org/story/308780-blood-banks/
Please, do whatever you want with your body. I just don't want to be a part of this industry as it is.
ironedithkidd — 2014-05-30T12:53:05-04:00 — #17
Preemptive John Wayne Gacy/Buffalo Bill reference?
stumo — 2014-05-30T13:05:02-04:00 — #18
OK, now I'm even more confused...
funruly — 2014-05-30T13:33:32-04:00 — #19
follow the thread and you will piece it together
ironedithkidd — 2014-05-30T13:36:08-04:00 — #20
I sew what you did there.
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