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Snaggy

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Icon 11 posted January 12, 2009 14:53      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Radiologist falls in love with tuerculosis suffering girl. Girl dies. Radiologist exhumes corpse, encases it in wax, dresses it up, and lives with corpse for 7 years until the family finds out.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Tanzler

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Grummash

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Icon 1 posted January 12, 2009 15:36      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Awwww... [hearts] [Happytears]

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I've lived with worse.

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Icon 1 posted January 12, 2009 22:34      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
A paper tube! that has got to chafe sometinig nasty.

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Icon 11 posted January 13, 2009 04:35      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
A Wikipedia link, Snaggy? What were you looking up that got you to this crazy story?! [Eek!]

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Icon 1 posted January 13, 2009 05:06      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Weird, in that it is one persons obsession.

I've always found it weird what others will go along with.
Jeremy Bentham: As requested in his will, his body was preserved and stored in a wooden cabinet, termed his "Auto-icon". Originally kept by his disciple Dr. Southwood Smith,[13] it was acquired by University College London in 1850. The Auto-icon is kept on public display at the end of the South Cloisters in the main building of the College. For the 100th and 150th anniversaries of the college, the Auto-icon was brought to the meeting of the College Council, where he was listed as "present but not voting".[14] Tradition holds that if the council's vote on any motion is tied, the auto-icon always breaks the tie by voting in favour of the motion.

I've seen the fellow, and the only reason I can understand for his presence is because no-one knows how to get rid of it.

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GrumpySteen

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My first thought was "romantic... creepy and disturbed, but romantic."

My second thought was "how many corpse stories does Snaggy read in a day?"

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This guy needed a RealDoll.
And a good psychiatrist. [shake head]

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Icon 1 posted January 14, 2009 13:49      Profile for LoneWolf     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You read about corpse stories everyday?
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Snaggy

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Icon 3 posted January 14, 2009 20:29      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by LoneWolf:
You read about corpse stories everyday?

Sadly yes. This is planet Earth, 21st century. Almost every news story involves corpses of some kind.
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Callipygous
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quote:
Originally posted by LoneWolf:
You read about corpse stories everyday?

Not every day. Spungo just doesn't post as often as he used to. I wonder if Tanzler was any relation.

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fs

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quote:
Tanzler was psychiatrically examined, and found mentally competent to stand trial on the charge of "wantonly and maliciously destroying a grave and removing a body without authorization."
Seriously. The dude was living with a rotting body. On purpose.

Mentally competent? Quacks.

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I think it's sweet, in a sick kinda way:)

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quote:
Originally posted by fs:
quote:
Tanzler was psychiatrically examined, and found mentally competent to stand trial on the charge of "wantonly and maliciously destroying a grave and removing a body without authorization."
Seriously. The dude was living with a rotting body. On purpose.

Mentally competent? Quacks.

I may argue the guy surely knew she was dead an decomposing. I don't believe necrophilia by itself is a mental disease, it's more like a deviation. The guy was clearly a deviant, but he was in his five senses, knowing what he was doing.

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