Thursday, October 20, 2005

I'm sure you could cover up that extra head with a hat or something

Last night as my father was flipping through the six hundred channels on the television in the living room he came upon something that both amused and disgusted me at the same time. In case you didn't happen to catch it on the Discovery Channel there was a lovely broadcast entitled: "Born with two heads". The true story of a possibly German girl (the language was quite ambiguous) being born with two heads. Not quite Siamese territory, but not quite human either. Like seriously it was this perfectly normal baby girl, with an extra head growing from her cranium, no other body or anything, just a head and some odd flesh colored leftovers. And get this, they survived!

Well at least they lived until I stopped watching at the commercial break, whether or not they survived after the advertisement for Tampax Pearl or not is beyond my knowledge. Though, that's all really besides the point. This got me thinking, if I had to be born with someone else's head attached to my own, who's would it be? Not that you usually get a choice in this kind of matters, but I'm going to pretend for a moment that I have some kind of cosmic connection that can help me out here.

I'm thinking the best kind of head to be attached to would be an annorexic one. Don't get me wrong, I'm totally not trying to glorify eating disorders here, but if you had an extra head attached to yours, I'm sure you wouldn't want it to be eating twinkies until your weight balloons to the upper hundred range. Oh! Even better, if you could somehow have an animal head instead of another humans. I'm thinking baby elephant head. I mean really, who couldn't get behind something like that? I certainly could. Don't lie, you could too.

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