beschizza at May 30th, 2014 10:35 — #1
nashrambler at May 30th, 2014 10:38 — #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 at May 30th, 2014 10:47 — #3
He's a sales person for that product, so my guess is that he's diverting it to another customer.
spunkytws at May 30th, 2014 10:52 — #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 at May 30th, 2014 11:00 — #5
It puts the lotion-- do'h!
dfaris at May 30th, 2014 11:01 — #6
$357,000 worth of skin? How much is that by the yard?
old at May 30th, 2014 11:10 — #7
Have they checked his forehead?
medievalist at May 30th, 2014 11:15 — #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 at May 30th, 2014 11:20 — #9
He's probably got skin in the game.
getoffmylawn at May 30th, 2014 11:20 — #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 at May 30th, 2014 11:21 — #11
What a multiple layered skinned bastard!
spunkytws at May 30th, 2014 11:22 — #12
Or he's a really big Dylan Thomas fan.
robotech at May 30th, 2014 11:29 — #13
Hey, man, gimme some skin!
robotech at May 30th, 2014 11:30 — #14
I don't see the problem. If I'm dead, what do I care what my body parts are being used for?
stumo at May 30th, 2014 11:56 — #15
I don't get the relevance of the animation?
getoffmylawn at May 30th, 2014 11:58 — #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 at May 30th, 2014 12:53 — #17
Preemptive John Wayne Gacy/Buffalo Bill reference?
stumo at May 30th, 2014 13:05 — #18
OK, now I'm even more confused...
funruly at May 30th, 2014 13:33 — #19
follow the thread and you will piece it together
ironedithkidd at May 30th, 2014 13:36 — #20
I sew what you did there.
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