- Apr 6, 2003
TaningiaDanae said:Phil said:Yo Tani,
....years before this Prof. Haagen Daas with his self-publicising plasticised touring exhibition of corpses appeared on the scene.
:? I have no idea what you're talking about here -- a Brit show perhaps? But anything related to Haagen-Dazs is OK with me.
Hmm. Actually, the good professor has attained notoriety for publicly exhibiting cadavers preserved by replacing the water in a human body with polymers: "plastination." These cadavers are then arranged in "natural" poses, recumbent or active, and are sometimes flayed and dissected so that muscle groups appear to stream from a "walking" body.
Phil said:The Goodies was a TV programme made over ten years or so from the early seventies about three blokes living in a flat who do 'anything anytime'..... the episode everyone remembers is where a cute kitten gets injected with a growth hormone and goes on the rampage in London demolishing the Post Office Tower. Most bizarre.
TaningiaDanae said:Sounds like a direct inspiration for Terry Gilliam's wonderfully silly "Dinsdale the Hedgehog" cartoons in Monty Python. Or maybe even the Blancmange from Outer Space!
Umm, (cough) actually the Hedgehog's name was "Spiny Norman." Dinsdale was one Dinsdale Piranha, half of the dreaded Piranha Brothers crime syndicate, who were feared for the vicious sarcasm, metaphor and hyperbole they would mete out to punish their footsoldiers. Spiny Norman was Dinsdale's nemesis.
"It were the strangest thing I hae ever seen."
-Angus Podgourney (on the Blancmange)