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FAIR: Bad decision to display cadavers

Letter by Frank Worthen, Puyallup on Aug. 16, 2012 at 2:01 pm with 11 Comments »
August 16, 2012 2:18 pm

Re: “Cadaver exhibit coming to Puyallup Fair” (TNT, 8-10).

I usually attend the fair every year so I can see the products turned out by local talent, enjoy the corniness of the “Gentleman Juggler” and even get to attend some big-name talent. I was particularly excited to see that Jackie Evancho was going to be here this year, along with other entertainers I enjoy listening to.

Unfortunately, due to the decision to include 200 Chinese corpses as an “educational display” I will be staying home this year. Thanks for helping me make that decision.

Leave a comment Comments → 11
  1. surething says:

    Good, it will make the line shorter for those of us that want to see it.

  2. No one is forcing you to view the display.

  3. took14theteam says:

    Is this letter real?

    Have you never heard of the exhibit “Bodies” that moved through the country a few years ago?

    Do you not have an interest in the Human body and the wonders of it?

    Like xring said, don’t go into that building and view it.

    The “Gentleman Juggler” s wil still be there and most likely not with the “corpses”.

  4. Wow! This guy not only doesn’t want a chance to see the widely critically acclaimed bodies exhibit – he wrote a letter to the editor to complain about it.

  5. Sumner31 says:

    I’ve seen this exhibit twice and each time I have been totally amazed. I learned more about the human body by going through the exhibit than any other way. Please give yourself a chance to see it before passing judgement. The exhibit is worth the visit.

  6. averageJose says:

    I made my decision to stay home years ago… overpriced parking, overpriced food, unsafe rides, long lines, …

  7. surething says:

    averageJose: Good point!

  8. alindasue says:

    I grew up in a medically oriented house… and while viewing cadavers doesn’t bother me, I do have issues with how these particular cadavers were obtained. I will not be going to the exhibit.

    I’ll probably still go to the fair though if we can afford it. It’s easy to avoid any exhibit we don’t want to see.

  9. normajean says:

    I agree that going to the fair is fun but don’t stay home caz you are offended by the exhibit. There is so much more to see. I have to also agree that the cost of attending is getting ridiculous along with the parking.

  10. LeePHill says:

    I may go to the fair this year. Base on earlier comments, it appears that may be the one place I’m not stalked.

  11. Frank, it must have been you I saw kicking and screaming:

    “I said I want my mommy, not my mummy!”

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