Sunday, June 28, 2009

Plastinated

Michael Jackson set to be 'plastinated' after missing the deadline for cryogenic freezing | Mail Online: "Michael Jackson will live on as a 'plastinated' creature preserved by German doctor Gunther von Hagens.

Von Hagens has caused controversy with everyone from the Pope to the chief rabbi in Israel with his practice of embalming corpses with preserving polyurethane.

Yesterday, he declared: 'An agreement is in place to plastinate the King of Pop.'

Von Hagens said that he spoke with representatives of the Jackson family 'many months ago' and it was agreed that his body will be plastinated and placed next to Bubbles, his late pet monkey who was plastinated a number of years ago and is exhibited at The Body Worlds & Mirror Of Time exhibition at the O2 Centre in London."

4 comments:

Karin M said...

No way.

Richard Robinson said...

I am astounded, dismayed and confused by all the hoopla over this guys death. Couldn't have happened soon enough for me, he wasn't much of a creative artist anymore (if in fact he ever was outside of a couple of songs), had sick sexual inclinations, has been ducking or slipping out of legal problems for decades. Now it seems millions think he was just about the greatest thing since the light bulb. I say they should just toss him into the land fill.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I agree, Rick. The only people who should be mourning his death are the parents of the boys who are placed in his care; they're losing millions of dollars in out-of-court settlements.

As for plastic, he's already got enough in him to build a model airplane.

Brent McKee said...

Bubbles was a chimp, not a monkey. Presumably other aspects of this news story were just as accurate.