274. Monsters Like Disposable Body Parts

How many body parts can you afford to lose without consequence?

Of course, there’s your appendix. And your wisdom teeth. Maybe your tonsils. Most everyone gets rid of at least one of those during the course of their life.

Perhaps you’ve lost a finger of two after an unfortunate run-in with the Boston mob. I hear that sort of thing is more common than you would think.

Seems to me there are probably a good number of unessential bits and pieces stuffed inside you. My grandmother lived years without either of her kidneys. Prosthetics have made some great leaps forward. And nowadays even hearts are manufactured overseas and made of plastic. I hear they can even put tooth bits inside your eyes to help your eyesight, or something. (But I don’t really buy that one.)

Yes, sir. The human body is not the sacred vessel it once was.

Thanks to the modern miracles of science, I bet you could have your arm lopped off and fall into a pit of lava, and never be the worse for wear.

Unless you count psychological damage. Still don’t have a handle on that brain stuff.

Sarah G

What do you get when you cross a horror movie with a pile of books? She’s not always sure, but Sarah G is always there to find the connection. In the process, she has helped found a local nonprofit, started a satirical holiday, ticked off celebrities, and tried to purchase the lunar surface.

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