The plastinated Giant Squid returns

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  1. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    After 5 years we'll soon see what a marvelous job Dr Gunther von Hagens has done with a giant squid sent to him in December 2004.

    Here's a sneak preview. I haven't been so excited in a while! There's a lot of video this side prior to the squid being sent .... it looks like it was in REALLY bad condition .... (but it wasn't; it just needs some TLC after a long flight, and to be immersed in a preservative).

    I was having a bit of fun with the reporter in a long conversation; she chose to write some of the less-than-academic statements in the release. Sigh.
     
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    I assume the referenced exhibit is the one that shows all parts of the human body. I missed it when it came here but my chiropractor went and has several copies of the book in her waiting area so I have been through it several times. Quite fasinating.

    Would you rather be set in a pose to battle the squid rather than riding it? :wink: I, on the other hand, like my staff photo :gigas:
     
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    body works is amazing. I saw the exhibit a few years ago when it was in San Antonio..I would love to see a squid and a whale! I love anatomy..seeing bodyworks is an incredible experience. Is the squid whole or opening layers like all her bodies are?
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    Yeah, I've seen two "Body Worlds" exhibits that were both fascinating. :welcome: to the plastic squiddie!
     
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    This sounds awesome. I never got around to seeing the body works exhibit but I would make a special trip to see a Giant Squid ( I promise that I will try as hard as I can not to touch it) if get puts on display. Any plans for plastinating a Colossal Squid?

    If you are not up for being plastinated riding the squid than I totally am.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    From what my chiropractor said, you can touch the exhibits :mrgreen:
     
  7. Steve O'Shea

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    T minus 3 days ....
     
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    Update .... T minus 5 days (we're dealing with ships and bureaucracy)
     
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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Pray it makes it past Skull Island....
     
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    as well a jurassic park
     
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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Not to mention R'lyeh :shock:
     
  12. Steve O'Shea

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    T minus 3 days .... and counting
     
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    You realise that MAF Quarantine will seize it and refuse to allow it into the country until it has been fumigated...
     
  14. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Yup; am dealing with these issues now. The ship reaches NZ today. :madsci:

    T minus 2 and counting.
     
  15. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    T minus 1 ..... and beginning to lose count!
     
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    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    T minus ...., plus ...., who knows. T minus Q. DEFCON 2
     
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    myopsida Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    and so the days passed...summer extended into autumn....autumn into winter (almost)...and Dr O' waits... and waits.....it seemed to everyone else but a short time but how the time dragged....and dragged...on into the nights...how many more big sleeps will he have to wait?
     
  18. Steve O'Shea

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    Aint that the truth!

    DEFCON 1

    Issues with permits, GST, forms, letters, forms and letters ..... all for a dead plastic squid.

    MAYBE tomorrow. MAYBE.
     
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    I believe you are at DEFCON 5, as that is the highest alert level (scale of one to five). I know this because I watched the movie "War Games" in the 1980's.
     
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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    You have "issues"...

    You don't know why...

    Think again...

    :no_diamond:
     

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