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2011-10-28 04:39:44 AM

pottie: some.old.lady.: jingks: Why wouldn't he bring the arm to the clinic?

There is a subset of folks who feel compelled to remove a limb/appendage because they are convinced it is alien, and somehow malevolent towards them. They only go to ER to have their wounds dressed. They will refuse the offer of reattachment surgery. They usually walk into the ER with an air of strangely peaceful contentment, and do not report much pain.

I've been sitting here trying to think of a scenario where this could have been accidental and just can't come up wit a plausible one.


A meth addict hottie was giving him a beej, but accidentally took a little skin. This caused him to backpedal into the campfire, which caused him to scramble quickly away. At this point he accidentally tripped over a baby and plunged head first into the "device". He used his hands to push himself away, but his right arm became ensnared in the rope, which was frayed. As he attempted to yank his arm loose, the rope broke, the blade crashed down, tada?
 
2011-10-28 04:54:52 AM
Do it again. And this time, leave it a little longer.
 
2011-10-28 05:03:07 AM
"I've lost my arm!"
"No - it's right here in my bag...."
 
2011-10-28 05:12:49 AM
freaky
 
2011-10-28 05:40:35 AM
1. Observe that people with missing limbs earn more in your business.
2. ???
3. Profit!
 
2011-10-28 05:55:43 AM
LMAO - laugh my arm off?
 
2011-10-28 06:30:20 AM

pottie: some.old.lady.: jingks: Why wouldn't he bring the arm to the clinic?

I've been sitting here trying to think of a scenario where this could have been accidental and just can't come up wit a plausible one.


"See billy, you take the corporate CEO and you stand him here... Then you club him in the back of the knees, that will make him go to the ground. Then you grab him by the hair and shove his head into this hole... Sometimes Billy, you have to come around and reach through and grab his hair like this... NO, DON'T TOUCH THA- AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!! MY ARM!"

comes to mind...
 
2011-10-28 06:43:42 AM
I've always wondered. If your head were cut off by guillotine, would you, for that split second, still be able to see while the blood finished flowing thru your head?

If so, could you see your body as your head fell to the ground?
 
2011-10-28 06:50:51 AM
Police report subject dis-armed himself.

Meh - go nothing.
 
2011-10-28 06:59:22 AM
At least he was smart enough not to see if it would slice through his neck.
 
2011-10-28 06:59:30 AM
He's now a Liberal.
 
2011-10-28 07:31:03 AM

Phlem Pickens: He's now a Liberal.


?

It didn't remove his nuts and half his brain. How would it result in that type of change then?
 
2011-10-28 07:38:45 AM

Overfiend: I've always wondered. If your head were cut off by guillotine, would you, for that split second, still be able to see while the blood finished flowing thru your head?

If so, could you see your body as your head fell to the ground?


Maybe. But then again, maybe not. (new window)
 
2011-10-28 07:40:51 AM
Common Sense Rule #3272

If you're building a machine to cleave limbs from bodies, don't test it on yourself.
 
2011-10-28 07:46:26 AM

Overfiend: I've always wondered. If your head were cut off by guillotine, would you, for that split second, still be able to see while the blood finished flowing thru your head?

If so, could you see your body as your head fell to the ground?


This question haunts me. Ever since reading Stand on Zanzibar with the description of the line across the landing area I have wondered if that happens or if the brain simply thinks, "fark this, it's over, I'm going to spare myself the horror" and passes out. I'm not convinced that's the case. Thank christ it's only for a short period of time.
 
2011-10-28 07:47:23 AM
DIY circumcision? Guess he wanted to test it first.

thumbnails.hulu.com
 
2011-10-28 07:52:18 AM

Overfiend: I've always wondered. If your head were cut off by guillotine, would you, for that split second, still be able to see while the blood finished flowing thru your head?

If so, could you see your body as your head fell to the ground?


If I recall correctly (which is always a crapshoot) there was a early scientist condemned during the French Terror who told a friend he was going to consciously blink in an increasing pattern after the guillotine fell. One blink. Then two blinks. Then three blinks, to show that he was still capable of thought. The conclusion was that the head remains alive (or at least capable of commanding the eyes to blink) for a short while after 'the trauma.' No citation offhand but I'll try to google when work calms down this morning.
/medieval and early industrial historian
//no really, I have a worthless BA/MA!
 
2011-10-28 08:12:43 AM

McBatt: Overfiend: I've always wondered. If your head were cut off by guillotine, would you, for that split second, still be able to see while the blood finished flowing thru your head?

If so, could you see your body as your head fell to the ground?

Maybe. But then again, maybe not. (new window)


Thanks! I never thought to Wiki it cause I assumed it was a dumb thought.

Interesting...
 
2011-10-28 08:14:19 AM
How much you want to bet this is about a homeless dude that was looking winter square in the face, and chose this route rather then crime to find a permanent home with free room and board.
 
2011-10-28 08:27:36 AM
data6.blog.de
 
2011-10-28 08:55:02 AM
Obviously he wasn't using his head.
 
2011-10-28 09:01:22 AM

SharkaPult: Overfiend: I've always wondered. If your head were cut off by guillotine, would you, for that split second, still be able to see while the blood finished flowing thru your head?

If so, could you see your body as your head fell to the ground?

If I recall correctly (which is always a crapshoot) there was a early scientist condemned during the French Terror who told a friend he was going to consciously blink in an increasing pattern after the guillotine fell. One blink. Then two blinks. Then three blinks, to show that he was still capable of thought. The conclusion was that the head remains alive (or at least capable of commanding the eyes to blink) for a short while after 'the trauma.' No citation offhand but I'll try to google when work calms down this morning.
/medieval and early industrial historian
//no really, I have a worthless BA/MA!


I remember reading the same thing somewhere, too. I believe the head managed to do what he said he would do. But, like you, I don't remember where I read it.
 
2011-10-28 09:07:06 AM
From the Wikipedia:
"The following report was written by a Dr. Beaurieux, who experimented with the head of a condemned prisoner by the name of Henri Languille, on 28 June 1905:

Here, then, is what I was able to note immediately after the decapitation: the eyelids and lips of the guillotined man worked in irregularly rhythmic contractions for about five or six seconds. This phenomenon has been remarked by all those finding themselves in the same conditions as myself for observing what happens after the severing of the neck ...
I waited for several seconds. The spasmodic movements ceased. [...] It was then that I called in a strong, sharp voice: "Languille!" I saw the eyelids slowly lift up, without any spasmodic contractions - I insist advisedly on this peculiarity - but with an even movement, quite distinct and normal, such as happens in everyday life, with people awakened or torn from their thoughts.

Next Languille's eyes very definitely fixed themselves on mine and the pupils focused themselves. I was not, then, dealing with the sort of vague dull look without any expression, that can be observed any day in dying people to whom one speaks: I was dealing with undeniably living eyes which were looking at me. After several seconds, the eyelids closed again [...].

It was at that point that I called out again and, once more, without any spasm, slowly, the eyelids lifted and undeniably living eyes fixed themselves on mine with perhaps even more penetration than the first time. Then there was a further closing of the eyelids, but now less complete. I attempted the effect of a third call; there was no further movement - and the eyes took on the glazed look which they have in the dead.[21]
Anatomists and other scientists in several countries have tried to perform more definitive experiments on severed human heads as recently as 1956. Inevitably, the evidence is only anecdotal. What appears to be a head responding to the sound of its name, or to the pain of a pinprick, may be only random muscle twitching or automatic reflex action, with no awareness involved. At worst, it seems that the massive drop in cerebral blood pressure would cause a victim to lose consciousness in a few seconds"
 
2011-10-28 09:12:25 AM

pottie: some.old.lady.: jingks: Why wouldn't he bring the arm to the clinic?

There is a subset of folks who feel compelled to remove a limb/appendage because they are convinced it is alien, and somehow malevolent towards them. They only go to ER to have their wounds dressed. They will refuse the offer of reattachment surgery. They usually walk into the ER with an air of strangely peaceful contentment, and do not report much pain.

I've been sitting here trying to think of a scenario where this could have been accidental and just can't come up wit a plausible one.


You're not very good at telling stories, I'll bet.
 
2011-10-28 09:28:38 AM
What a scene! What a scene!
 
2011-10-28 09:30:14 AM
Damn I wish he had cut his own head off..

/leaving disappoint
 
2011-10-28 09:39:40 AM
tothekor: (from Wikipedia) "At worst, it seems that the massive drop in cerebral blood pressure would cause a victim to lose consciousness in a few seconds"

So that means it could be possible - for a few seconds...
 
2011-10-28 09:42:43 AM
You can't make this shiat up. Well, I guess you could. But it wouldn't have the accompanying shame/despair spiral for the plight of the world the non-fiction account does.
 
2011-10-28 10:20:40 AM
Someone should tell him guillotines are designed for necks. Save the shame of not knowing how to use his equipment.
 
2011-10-28 10:25:03 AM

sleep lack: LMAO - laugh my arm off?


Lop my arm off??
 
2011-10-28 10:38:20 AM
"the man severed his right arm while living in an outdoor camp near the clinic.
At the camp, police found a homemade guillotine and the man's right arm."


Outdoor camp with a guillotine? So you occupy folks really mean to go through with this French Revolution schtick?
 
2011-10-28 10:38:50 AM

jingks: Why wouldn't he bring the arm to the clinic?


I think people don't realize this probably wasn't an accident, he probably cut off his arm purposefully. He was probably mentally ill with body identity integration disorder (BIID), meaning he wanted to remove his own body parts -- really it is a real medical condition with people getting voluntary amputations.
 
2011-10-28 10:39:51 AM
One of Columbo's best locked room mysteries
 
2011-10-28 11:16:14 AM
Overfiend:

I've always wondered. If your head were cut off by guillotine, would you, for that split second, still be able to see while the blood finished flowing thru your head?

If so, could you see your body as your head fell to the ground?


"There! I finally got SOMETHING right!"
 
2011-10-28 11:25:57 AM

Polly Ester: "the man severed his right arm while living in an outdoor camp near the clinic.
At the camp, police found a homemade guillotine and the man's right arm."

Outdoor camp with a guillotine? So you occupy folks really mean to go through with this French Revolution schtick?


I'm not an "occupy folk" but I did look up plans to build one. I haven't yet found a good plan that's FREE though,
 
2011-10-28 11:35:52 AM
"Now watch closely, I'm only gonna show you this once"
 
2011-10-28 11:37:02 AM

ShamanGator: Someone should tell him guillotines are designed for necks. Save the shame of not knowing how to use his equipment.


Actually no, Doctor Guillotine invented his namesake for pretty much the purpose this guy used it for--quicker and hopefully less painful amputation of limbs.

It was the French Revolutionaries who came up with the idea of including heads in the list of limbs that could be severed with it.
 
2011-10-28 12:13:33 PM

RenownedCurator: Taken to Harborview Medical Center, I noticed. Well, if any hospital has experience with bizarre violent wounds, it would be them. Every week or so, Seattle newspapers run stories about somebody being stabbed or shot downtown, usually around Pike and Pine, which invariably include the information that the victim was transported to Harborview. I've never actually been to the place but always picture it as one giant trauma ward. Still, a guillotined arm has to be new even for them.

/guess he figured it wouldn't do 'im any 'arm
//got nothing


We have had the misfortune of hitting the ER at Harborview (not for anything that turned out serious) and it is quite the place. Last time we were there there were about 4 drug OD victims that required lots of attention including refib, one several times, and a stabbing victim that died.

Weird thing is you are in curtained off beds so you really can't see, but you can hear everything.
 
2011-10-28 12:33:12 PM
go darwin, go darwin, no whammy, no whammy, no whammy, shoot!
awwwwww, so close.
 
2011-10-28 12:43:54 PM

McBatt: Overfiend: I've always wondered. If your head were cut off by guillotine, would you, for that split second, still be able to see while the blood finished flowing thru your head?

If so, could you see your body as your head fell to the ground?

Maybe. But then again, maybe not. (new window)


oh god damnit, I did not need to read that.

/kinda cool though
 
2011-10-28 02:21:13 PM
popscimediagroup.com

Where's his page on how to do his DIY guillotine?

You don't go to that much trouble without documenting it all!
 
2011-10-28 02:28:45 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-10-28 03:19:47 PM
The Straight Dope talked about decapitation and continuing consciousness.

Always anecdotal. Sorta like street lights.
 
2011-10-28 05:05:04 PM

Overfiend: I've always wondered. If your head were cut off by guillotine, would you, for that split second, still be able to see while the blood finished flowing thru your head?

If so, could you see your body as your head fell to the ground?


You might see it, but you wouldn't remember it the next day.
 
2011-10-28 08:16:49 PM
did the chump finally cutoff his own feet?

/or still hustlin' for money
//drtfa
 
2011-10-28 11:32:57 PM
At the hospital, they took his arm as down payment and told him he still owed them a leg.
 
2011-10-29 12:06:54 AM

Fark Me To Tears: At the hospital, they took his arm as down payment and told him he still owed them a leg.


starsmedia.ign.com
 
2011-10-29 03:16:26 PM
And that's why you always leave a note
 
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