Pimp My Gimp

Posted by on August 25th, 2010 in body mods, comics, medical, prosthetics

In happy news, it seems the returning vets from OS wars are owning their prostheses; far from hiding them, they are doing everything to ‘pimp them out’.

Which this Doonesbury strip captures:

(Click thru for higher rez)

This via Rob ‘Eyeborg’ Spence, who is seeking a suitable female volunteer to create a real-life Cherry Darling from Death Proof.

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2 Responses to “Pimp My Gimp”

  1. This is the way we start moving away from the stigma of prosthesis into the potential to be literally and in fact "Differently-abled." Pop-culture and reality television shows (just wait). It makes me sick to my goddamned stomach, sometimes, but you know what? So long as it Works.

    Eventually people will fund better prostheses, they will work DAMN hard to make them Great, right out of the box. They will make better and better cyborg parts, and wounded veterans and otherwise disabled individuals won't have to settle for the tech that was cutting edge 40 years ago.

  2. Note: We've already had Sarah Reinertsen on The Amazing Race – see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Reinertsen