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Samizdata WTF of the day

For a young man of 18 or 19 years, the loss of his penis can be deeply traumatic.

…As distinct from the relaxed and non-traumatic way in which men of other ages can deal with it, presumably.

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19 comments to Samizdata WTF of the day

  • Fraser Orr

    My immediate thought (and please don’t read anything into this…) was the vanity medicine opportunities for this. Rich guy flies to Thailand and comes back with a 12 inch penis.

    Now there is a money maker…

  • My first thought was “awesome!” and then when I read the story it was “wtf 250 a year and they STILL do this?!”

  • bobby b

    “For a young man of 18 or 19 years, the loss of his penis can be deeply traumatic.”

    To be fair, young men of 18 or 19 are far more likely to forget where they left them then are others.

  • RAB

    Well done those Doctors… Heirs to Dr BarnHARD obviously.

  • PersonFromPorlock

    To be fair, once you get past 70 the ability to pee standing without getting your feet wet departs. There was something else a penis is good for, but I forget.

  • bloke in spain

    If they can overcome the rejection of non-human tissue problem, this could get very…impressive.

  • bloke in spain

    It just occurred. If they can transplant one, with a bit of ingenuity they could probably transplant several. Be like having one of those Swiss Army knives in the Y-fronts. A tool for every purpose.

  • That is brilliant, Bloke – more, please (quite literally so) 😀

  • BiS, I am firmly of the view that there is no demand that capitalism cannot eventually satisfy 😉

  • Michael Jennings (London)

    “‘In five years the penis will be obsolete’ said the salesman”.

  • As long as there is a bigger and better one on the market in five years, ideally with built in WiFi, that is not a bad thing Michael!

  • Of course, for those older than 20 the best way to regain the penis (and testicles, for that matter) is to get divorced. But perhaps I’m just getting cynical and jaded in my old age…

  • Nicholas (Natural Genius) Gray

    BiS- what a cock-up that would be! Have you tried to open a Swiss Army knife? Almost impossible! I think you would have too much of a good thing, so no-one would be satisfied.

  • Perry,
    Not to put too fine a point on it… Er why would you want a wifi “unit”. It could be hacked… Perhaps so you could only get wood when Dave Cameron was on the telly. Although it would make an interesting (in social situations) alternative to an Apple Watch for controlling gadgets…

  • I was hoping to multi task: use the chopper for whatever whilst also playing my FPS of choice and checking samizdata for spam. Time is money!

  • Finally some important issues discussed here :-O

  • Alisa,
    This is serious. Politics, in a sense, only matters if we take them seriously. They’re like the Wicked Witch if we don’t, “I’m melting!!!” Now a TurboTool does matter. Almost every single thing that has improved the human condition has come from science, technology, industry and business. Almost every retardment has come from politics.

  • True enough, Nick. True enough.

  • Rich Rostrom

    bloke in spain @ March 14, 2015 at 10:29 am:

    If they can overcome the rejection of non-human tissue problem, this could get very…impressive.

    The Chinese are ahead of us on this as in so much else: such a transplant is the basis of The Carnal Prayer Mat by Li Yu, a pron novel from 1653.