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Charity Amputation

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Celebrities have parts of their bodies sawed off by trained surgeons and auctioned off to the working class via Ebay.
benfrost, Jan 20 2006

Marc Quinn's frozen head http://www.answers.com/topic/marc-quinn
could get some of them to donate their heads... [xenzag, Jan 20 2006]

Survivor Type http://dwalin.wom.r...urvivor%20Type.html
by Stephen King. Stranded celebrities forced into self-amputation, perhaps for your reality tv viewing pleasure. [calum, Jan 20 2006]

(?) Shatner sells part of his body for charity http://www.news.com...79765-13762,00.html
"wants visitation rights.." [ConsulFlaminicus, Jan 22 2006]

Slight flaw - ebay prohibits human body parts http://pages.ebay.c...licies/remains.html
Suggested modification : describe a dedicated auction site. [Loris, Mar 10 2009]

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       Somehow I dont think you would be able to get Brad Pitt to chop off his arm for this.   

       Celebrity Big Brother contestants maybe.
miasere, Jan 20 2006
  

       I'm sure Gary Coleman would let a toe or two go. They would make delightful earrings.
benfrost, Jan 20 2006
  

       "On the one hand, participating in such an auction would make a celebrity very popular..."   

       Not to me. I'd hope that they'd leave the limelight and seek professional help.
st3f, Jan 20 2006
  

       //It's a double-edged sword on the one hand// Shirley a single edge would suffice?
coprocephalous, Jan 20 2006
  

       //could get some of them to donate their heads// [xenxag] Seems likely - most of them don't seem to have any use for it.
coprocephalous, Jan 20 2006
  

       also check out Rick Gibson's foetus earrings +
xenzag, Jan 20 2006
  

       It seems to me that the weak point here is the consent of the celebrities, most of whom will decline. There are many cases where I (and I presume others) would donate considerable sums to charity for the amputation of certain celebrity appendages, but to maximise revenue the decision must be made by the public not the celebrity in question.
wagster, Jan 20 2006
  

       //It seems to me that the weak point here is the consent of the celebrities// Who mentioned consent?
coprocephalous, Jan 20 2006
  

       I'll go twenty bucks for Celine Dion's vocal cords, but only if you use an *untrained* surgeon...
ConsulFlaminicus, Jan 20 2006
  

       ...with a blunt scalpel
coprocephalous, Jan 20 2006
  

       Each week a celebrity would release a new portion of their body so that eventually the highest bidder might have them entirely. This would most benefit B grade celebrities.   

       I would quite enjoy a collection of celebrity toes - each autographed and displayed in glass cases with the previous owner's photograph - taken post-procedure showing the missing appendage.
benfrost, Jan 21 2006
  

       //I would quite enjoy a collection of celebrity toes// Sounds like something a worrying stalker might say! My advice, get a job as pedicurist to the stars. Or don't.
zen_tom, Jan 21 2006
  

       //trained surgeons//
//an *untrained* surgeon//
Skilled or unskilled, perhaps...since they are all trained?
  

       How about a souvenir bag of cellulite from the plastic surgeon in L.A?
Ling, Jan 21 2006
  

       impossible to authorize. i may easily be purchasing lard from a mere proletariat.
benfrost, Jan 21 2006
  

       True, but if it was shit that doesn't stink, do you think it could come from no other than a real celeb?
Ling, Jan 21 2006
  

       i would bid on Tom Cruises head, to play football with, I would bid on William Hungs throat, so no one would ever have to hear his voice again. I would also bid on Jennifer Love Hewitts body. (For pure scientific purposes only)
Dumb But Tough, Jan 22 2006
  

       My friend has one leg and is more popular than ever.
eight_nine_tortoise, Mar 10 2009
  

       A slight flaw in your plan - doesn't Ebay forbid trade in human body-parts?
Loris, Mar 10 2009
  

       Why not just buy the whole celebrity? I'm sure there are enough out of work B- actors and actresses (Maybe even a few XXX) that would gladly become someone elses' property in exchange for room and board.
ye_river_xiv, Mar 10 2009
  
      
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