Monday, August 22, 2005

Bodies

I learned about this exhibit from Mary Roach's book Stiff (an AMAZING book). So when I saw it was coming to Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), I was totally excited. The Florida Anatomical Board tried to have it shut down. MOSI responded with a big f- you and opened the exhibit two days early to record breaking crowds. Friday there was a front page article on the exhibit. I hungrily read the comments from the museam goers and tried to make out the grainy newspaper pictures. After I got home, I brought the paper to Dean.

I said, "Ummmm, you know how I go to all the baseball games you want to go to with you? Well, there's this one thing..."

"Sure," he said, "what is it?"

I held the article out to him. "I REALLY want to go see this."

"Okay."

"Do you know what it is?"

"Yeah, it's an exhibit at MOSI."

"Do you know what it's about?"

"It says 'Bodies.' That sounds cool."

"Don't you want to read the article about it?"

"No thanks. I'm sure I'll figure it out when we get there."

Yes. Yes he will.

6 comments:

mom said...

ah just tell him it's FEMALE body parts...

Scott said...

I wonder now if you ever watched Six Feet Under. That was a great show that just ended while in full bloom on HBO. It's all about a family that runs a Funeral Home, and somebody always dies at the beginning of each episode, and comes under the care of Fisher and Sons. I somehow think you would love that show.

Jackie said...

Hi Magnetababe! I have been reading your post for a while now, and as a receint Science Graduate (Biology, but I secretly wish I was a Physicist) Anyway, I wanted to let you know that I saw the "Bodies" exibt (although under a different name) In Koln Germany a while back, and it is great!
And also, I just moved to Alberta from Prince Edward Island, (which is super close to Nova Scotia) and it is not the middle of now where, granted it close, but I've been further from anywhere then when in NS.
Have a good day!!

magnetbabe said...

mom-
That might make him suspicious as I would be seemingly encouraging such behavior. Like one of my labmates said today, "Just send him to the kids exhibits if he gets too squeamish!"

scott-
I've actually been thinking about seeing that show. My great-grandma and I have the same kind of morbid curiousity. Maybe I will rent the DVD's sometime soon. If so I'll let you know what I think.

jackie-
Thanks so much for visiting! My stepmom is in Novia Scotia because she and my dad are looking to buy land there. She has called him the couple of time she's actually gotten a phone reception (hence the "middle of nowhere" attitude Dad and I have adopted) and says she's never seen anyplace so beautiful. I hope I can see it sometime. Congratulations on your bio degree and don't wish too hard to be a physicist. The way things are going in the science industry, there will soon be no difference between physics, biology and chemistry. It's all melting into one "super science". I'll let you know what I think of the exhibit. Stop back anytime!

dancingo4 said...

You know I'm freaking out about this exhibit. I saw the front page from your link in the post and that is all it took for me.
We went to see Grossology at the MN Science museum and that was mostly about animals and how gross they are. That I could handle. People on the other hand, would push me over the limit.
So - enjoy?

That is cool about your dad and Anna looking in Canada for land. What are they planning to do up there?

Scott said...

I envy you. You are in for such a treat if you have never seen the show. The actors are out of this world, so intense and in the moment. Enjoy.