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Old 04-13-2011, 10:30 AM
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Thought I had seen everything, but...

I was doing my morning look at the news and came on this little gem. I attached the link as "proof" as I really don't have enough imagination to write drivel like this:

Iceland's Penis Museum Gets First Human Specimen

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2011/...uman-specimen/

LONDON In life, Pall Arason sought attention. In death, he is getting it: The 95-year-old Icelander's pickled penis will be the main attraction in one of his country's most bizarre museums.

Sigurdur Hjartarson, who runs the Phallological Museum in the tiny Icelandic fishing town of Husavik, said Arason's organ will help round out the unusual institution's extensive collection of phalluses from whales, seals, bears and other mammals.

Several people had pledged their penises over the years including an American, a Briton, and a German but Arason's was the first to be successfully donated, Hjartarson said.

"I have just been waiting for this guy for 15 years," he told The Associated Press in a brief telephone interview.

Hjartarson's museum started in Reykjavik but has since moved to Husavik, a small community better known for its whale watching. The Phallological Museum is an important part of the region's tourist industry, bringing in thousands of visitors every summer.

Highlights of the museum's collection include a 170-centimeter (67-inch) sperm whale penis preserved in formaldehyde, lampshades made from bull testicles and what the museum described as an "unusually big" penis bone from a Canadian walrus.

Hjartarson, 69, said his interest in what he calls "phallology" began when, as a youngster in rural Iceland, he was given a whip made from a bull's penis to help him herd cattle. Later, when he worked at a school near a whaling station, colleagues brought him whale penises as gifts.

"That was how it started. I opened this museum 15 years ago with 62 specimens," he said. Now, with the addition of Arason's organ, he has 276, many suspended in formaldehyde or dried and mounted on the walls.

Photos posted to the museum's website show small army of ghostly, whitish penises stuffed into jars, tall glass cylinders and large aquariums. There are sculptures, molds and other penis-related craft items. Outside, the museum has a large tree trunk carved into the shape of an erect phallus.

Most items are donations from friends and well-wishers, people listed on the museum's website as "honorary members."

Arason was described by Hjartarson as a former tourism worker who died Jan. 5 in the nearby town of Akureyri. Thorvaldur Ingvarsson, the medical director of Akureyri's hospital, didn't give a cause of death but said the specimen was removed from the body under the supervision of a doctor.

The phallus was officially installed in a ceremony last week, Hjartarson said, adding that he saw nothing wrong with the idea of having someone donate their penis to be shown off to the public.

"People are always donating some organ after they died," he said. "It's no more remarkable to donate a penis than it is to donate an organ like a kidney."

Hjartarson said the donation fit with Arason's personality.

"He liked to be in the limelight, you know? He was a funny guy," he said. "He was a boaster, a braggart ... he liked to be provocative."

But the museum director was coy when asked about the size of his newest acquisition.

"I can't tell you that," Hjartarson said. "You will just have to come and see it."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2011/...#ixzz1JPAey5Nv
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thought I had seen everything

Dave it is funny you should bring this up, as I was just asking my wife the other day if I went first, would she want mine cut off and mounted, so she could hang it on the wall.

Her answer, as long as you bought the magnifying glass too hang along side of it, so people could see what it was.


67 inches doesn't hardly seem long enough for a whale, maybe it was a small Sperm Whale.

Whatever, must have been a slow news day, either that or they got sick of reporting on all the crap going on in the world.

Keep us posted, always good to know what's going on in the world of the penis.

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I heard they have a small seating section reserved for the wives of those who have recently donated.
Yep.
They named it the Mourning Wood section.
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:19 PM
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E-Gads, you mean there's still a chance for me to make my mark in History ? hahahahaha - NOT

'ole Bob's on a roll today, ain't he?

BTW, the link has been taken down
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E-Gads, you mean there's still a chance for me to make my mark in History ? hahahahaha - NOT

'ole Bob's on a roll today, ain't he?

BTW, the link has been taken down
Mello - I just hope that Bob's wife isn't looking over his shoulder today - or we may hear about a major "incident" in his corner of the North Woods .

That link - that's why I did the copy 'n' paste. I'm sure someones 'sensibilities' were offended and cried to Fox.

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Mello - I just hope that Bob's wife isn't looking over his shoulder today - or we may hear about a major "incident" in his corner of the North Woods .

That link - that's why I did the copy 'n' paste. I'm sure someones 'sensibilities' were offended and cried to Fox.
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I've been outside all afternoon and so far I havn't heard any sonic booms coming out of the North.

Sure glad they didn't have pics on that link - - - I'm insecure enuff as it is.
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My first wife said if she caught me messing around it would be hanging from the rear view mirror of her car. I am sooo glad I could outrun her.

My second wife said if she ever caught me messing around she would cut off my tongue and hang it from the rear view mirror of her car.

My 3rd and present wife says it looks just like a penis, only smaller and thinks I wore it out on the first two wives. I said something about a canoe in the Mississippi but I don't think she heard me. I am still alive.

I would go to that museum but skip the human exhibit.
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My first wife said if she caught me messing around it would be hanging from the rear view mirror of her car. I am sooo glad I could outrun her.

My second wife said if she ever caught me messing around she would cut off my tongue and hang it from the rear view mirror of her car.

My 3rd and present wife says it looks just like a penis, only smaller and thinks I wore it out on the first two wives. I said something about a canoe in the Mississippi but I don't think she heard me. I am still alive.

I would go to that museum but skip the human exhibit.
I have so many lines that I could use right now, but I think they shall go un-said, as it could very well be my last post.

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I have so many lines that I could use right now, but I think they shall go un-said, as it could very well be my last post.
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....and there are many women in Iceland crying "Old man Arson is dead!!! Old man Arson is dead!!!". May his penis rest in peace.

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That museum must be hard to get into.
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That museum must be hard to get into.
No, it has to be hard to get into.

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BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
I have one great line for that, but again.

Can I take that as you don't care for my play on words, blame Dave W he started this thread, then he bailed.

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I have one great line for that, but again.

Can I take that as you don't care for my play on words, blame Dave W he started this thread, then he bailed.

Bob
Bail?? Me?? Nahh, I'm just enjoying the fun. Besides that, we have been reduced to puns, which are considered the lowest form of humor and usually my favorite - if you recall, Bob Hope's kind - and I know many are "elderly" enough to remember him.

( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pun )

Which reminds me, I need to find another "interesting" subject.

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