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deathmetal

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I was reading an article about how doctors shave and sculpt cadaver bone to make parts for living people. The body then restores life to the bone somehow.
My question is, does anyone know of carvers making pipe from cadaver bone? Asking for a friend.

 

perdurabo

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That would be a great pipe for Glenn Danzig. Interesting idea. I wonder if the pipe would burn with a strange ghost.

 

mso489

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This would get into the ethics and morality of treating with human remains. This extends pretty far in most cultures, even treating the remains of slain enemies with seriousness and respect -- obviously violated in many cultures, but I think not most. This idea is based in part on the common sense notion that how you treat with anyone must impinge on how you treat everyone, living and dead. I'm sure there have been people with access to human bone who have made pipes and other objects for use out of them (the bones). The known precedents are not attractive. I would discourage it, with emphasis.

 

hakchuma

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My ancestors, the Choctaw had an old old tradition of burial. A scaffolding would be built for the dead and the body would be placed upon it facing the sun so the sun could recognize the person who passed. The body would be left on the scaffolding some times for months, some times for a year or more to decompose.
After sufficient decomposition a holy Choctaw man of the village known as the 'bone picker' would scrape the flesh from the bones with long fingernails and give the bones to family or a bone house. Large amounts of bones would often be gathered and buried together years afterwards or some times brought out for ceremonies.
Don't think anyone smoked anyone or made a pipe out of anyone though lol.

 

davet

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I think it's disturbing to say the least. Not cool and I'd keep an eye on your friend.

 

shikano53

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I'm sure you could use Martian bones and smoke your pipe naked.

No wait, different thread.

Sorry

 

smokinfireman

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Yeah, pretty creepy. I would never consider having one. Doesn't seem right. Let the dead rest, and respect them. Unless it's a murderer or rapist, the send the body to Mythbusters for ballistics testing :)

 

deathmetal

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There's always these guys....
http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/wireStory?id=4818603
To the doubters: welcome to pluralism. Hope you were OK with this when you voted for it. If not, sorry you didn't read or understand the fine print. There is not one moral standard anymore.
And apparently, bone smokes like a dream!

 

mayfair70

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The only way I see using human bone in an acceptable manner to fashion a pipe, would be if it were your own. I know of no one who would volunteer for such a thing, though. Otherwise, it sounds like a whole lot of bad. Actually, either way it sounds horrible.

 

phil67

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My question is, does anyone know of carvers making pipe from cadaver bone? Asking for a friend.
I think your friend is in need of some serious help. Sounds all too reminiscent of something that Jeffrey Dahmer would have been interested in. Bottom line... this is one hell of a sick subject.