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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 1:19 p.m. PST

Just to make sure he didn't come back to exact vengeance on Russia for turning its back on Marxism, and instead embracing Capitalism?

Maybe there's a potential new miniature figure range (and game) of long dead world leaders on the horizon? Either zombified or otherwise re-animated? :)

How about miniatures of long dead world leader bronze statues come to life, like the re-animated bronze statue in Jason and the Argonauts?

Or a giant Lenin cake come to life and eating these Ukrainians:

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Dan
PS. Anyone remember which episode this was?

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TNE230017 Apr 2018 1:32 p.m. PST

'Simpson Tide'

simpsonswiki / vladimir lenin
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 1:36 p.m. PST

Wow, I must have missed that episode!

Thanks

Dan
PS. By the way, no matter how skillfully done, I find embalmed bodies a bit creepy. Probably more so when they are skillfully done.

14Bore17 Apr 2018 2:54 p.m. PST

I think they remade him many times from bits I have read, and remade is the better term from what I have read.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 3:25 p.m. PST

A pity no one rebuilt him in 1917, when it might have done some good.

But Dan, I think you'll find that at least a small team of maintenance people stayed on the payroll at Lenin's--well, can you call it a tomb?--just as somehow finding (and security) never lapsed at the Lenin Institute. They're still fairly careful about who gets to research there and what they're allowed to find.

A very interesting half-revolution.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 3:42 p.m. PST

I think they remade him

I think that was the Six Million Dollar Man. More Capitalism.

Maybe there's a potential new miniature figure range (and game) of long dead world leaders on the horizon? Either zombified or otherwise re-animated? :)

When SWMBO did library research to find out the "right" colours for my American Civil War generals' horses, she found out this interesting (read: a little creepy) fact -

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Apparently, like Jackson's "Little Sorrel" above, lots of ACW senior officers' horses have been "preserved". And lots of other famous horses, too. Napoleon's, King Gustav's, Comanche (the only Little Big Horn survivor), Trigger, etc. …

So if you want famous zombies, instead of figurehead leaders, why not some real workhorses?

Revenge of the Taxidermy Warhorses

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 4:08 p.m. PST

I guess things that are completely covered with hair, scales, etc, don't really creep me out as much.

It's when they use glycerin and other preserving agents on human subjects, to make them look all glowing, pliable and vibrant.

Come to think of it, Egyptian mummies don't bother me either.

Dan

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 4:17 p.m. PST

Come to think of it, Egyptian mummies don't bother me either.

I didnt think I was bothered either, until my X-Ray department CT'd Bakt-en-Hor, and I got to touch the casket. It made the thing very real, and slightly creepy!

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TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 4:17 p.m. PST

Hey, Dan, how about when you heard about Trigger?

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Doug

TNE230017 Apr 2018 5:25 p.m. PST

By the way, no matter how skillfully done, I find embalmed bodies a bit creepy. Probably more so when they are skillfully done.

the uncanny valley
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 5:49 p.m. PST

TNE2300

Well, at least with robots you know they were never a living breathing person. :)

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 6:53 p.m. PST

Check out this zombie Lenin.

Dan

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Covert Walrus Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2018 3:08 p.m. PST

Despite the misspellings this article covers the latest on the most famous Russian cadaver – link

I have heard that under his burial suit, Lenin is having to wear a wetuit due to the constant liquefaction of the body that the first two embalming have produced. A different procedure was used on the had and thus it's in slightly "better" condition.

Coelacanth18 Apr 2018 9:46 p.m. PST

This whole thread has begun to remind me of a scene from Terry Gilliam's Brazil -- if you've seen it, you will know which scene I'm talking about.

Ron

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