Ľ Welcome Guest
[ Log In :: Register ]

Pages: (5) < 1 [2] 3 4 5 >
Topic: Death on Prime Time TV, The Big Chill is suddenly quite hot!
Leilah
Lady Death


Posts: 6081
Joined: Feb. 2001
Posted: June 09 2002,6:11 pm

Hey Darky!

Thganks for the tapes!! Even though it isn't set in the funeral home as much as when it began, it still has its moments :scatter: Hopefully Brenda will NOT return next season. She is such a slut! :laugh:

--------------
"Death stands above me whispering low, I know not what into my ear; Of His strange language all I know is, there is not a word of fear."


Profile PM WEB 
THE DARK ANGEL
Necrophile


Posts: 2275
Joined: Feb. 2001
Posted: June 10 2002,7:51 pm

Yeah, Brenda was always screwin' someBODY. ¬†They're always alive though. ¬†And we had such high hopes of someone ¬†being with a corpse on SIX FEET. ¬†:( ¬†Bummer. ¬†Well, maybe next season. ¬†I'll keep 'em coming. ¬†The tapes I mean. ¬†;) ¬†Gheez.   :P¬†Glad you enjoy them. ¬†Heh.

Love,
 darky

--------------
KEEP IT DARK......
dark angel...~O~.....


Profile PM 
Mike frm Tallahassee
Azraelite


Posts: 272
Joined: April 2001
Posted: Nov. 12 2002,4:05 pm

Elsewhere I heard (too late to listen to it, alas):

"...Gretchen Worden, director of the Mutter Museum, was on "Fresh Air" today. She has put together a book of photographs of and from the museum's collection of human oddities and outdated medical models. The Mutter Museum is in Philadelphia, Pa., and is one of the last medical museums from the 19th century. It originated with the collection of Dr. Thomas Dent Mutter, who gathered unique specimens for teaching purposes. The museum displays many strange human artifacts, such as a slice of a face, amputated limbs and a plaster cast of the [conjoined] twins Chang and Eng Bunker..."

The Discovery Channel reran this Sunday a one-hour special on this splendid institution. Gorgeous Victorian-style wood cases displaying amazing medical specimens, anatomical  souvenirs (a fragment of John Wilkes Booth's vertebra) and horrifying examples of what can happen when DNA goes awry.

I read their famed photo calendar has been "tamed down," alas...

Profile PM 
NOLAs Raven
Luna Witch


Posts: 504
Joined: June 2002
Posted: Nov. 12 2002,4:30 pm

Hi Mike, Yes I have seen the Mutter Museum documentary.  It is quite a fascinating place.   :color:  That is a shame about their photo calender   :cry:   Just the way it goes these dayz...everything seems to be watered down for the ignorant masses (Ooh don't SCARE anybody too bad!).  I would definately visit the Mutter Museum if I ever travel the East coast.   :hippy:

--------------
Little wolf skin boots...And clove cigarettes...An erotic funeral...For witch she's dressed...Her perfume smells like...Burning leaves...Everyday is Halloween

Profile PM 
TalN
The Puchan Quark


Posts: 1169
Joined: Sep. 2001
Posted: Nov. 13 2002,10:19 am

6 feet under was just struggling into its first season when I dropped cable.  I am glad it continues to flourish.  And I used to watch Travel Sick when I had BBC America on cable.  Unfortunately the new carrier I will have when I resubscribe next month doesn't carry BBCA, dang it!

Profile PM ICQ AOL 
Leilah
Lady Death


Posts: 6081
Joined: Feb. 2001
Posted: Nov. 13 2002,11:00 am

Taln, it's on Comedy Central here in the US. Check you local listings! :beer:

--------------
"Death stands above me whispering low, I know not what into my ear; Of His strange language all I know is, there is not a word of fear."

Profile PM WEB 
Columbine
Mortal


Posts: 798
Joined: Feb. 2001
Posted: Nov. 14 2002,9:30 pm

The Mutter Museum is deceptively small - just a few rooms - but full of amazing things!  It's sobering to see what these people had to deal with, and to read how they got through it all with just the available technology, personal determination, and the love of those close to them.  We humans are such amazing creatures.  It's good to be reminded of that now and then.

--------------
Sunspot Designs - beauty from the inside

Profile PM WEB 
Mike frm Tallahassee
Azraelite


Posts: 272
Joined: April 2001
Posted: Nov. 15 2002,4:57 am

???? Is it just the part that's "open to the public" that's small? From the TV show, it looked like a pretty large building...

Profile PM 
Columbine
Mortal


Posts: 798
Joined: Feb. 2001
Posted: Nov. 15 2002,6:04 pm

Mike - I guess I'm just greedy.  As a Bostonian, I'm used to museums that take more than a day to take in.  The Mutter's "few rooms" are quite large and include second-level galleries.  I was being a City Snot.  Please, don't anyone pass up the Mutter just because I said that!

I just wish I'd had time to explore the gardens - they also keep an extensive collection of medicinal plants, but I had to get a ride back to town and catch a plane home.

--------------
Sunspot Designs - beauty from the inside

Profile PM WEB 
Leilah
Lady Death


Posts: 6081
Joined: Feb. 2001
Posted: Nov. 15 2002,9:30 pm

Also, Tulane University down here in N.O. boasts one of the nation's largest collections of medical anomalies, much like the Mutter has. It's not widely known, but you CAN take a peak if you know the right people. Just a hint for you southerners who can't make it to Philly. :smoke:

--------------
"Death stands above me whispering low, I know not what into my ear; Of His strange language all I know is, there is not a word of fear."

Profile PM WEB 

[ Email this topic :: Print this topic ]

Pages: (5) < 1 [2] 3 4 5 >