(updated 22 Mar 08)  

Top Eighteen Perks to Being Plastinized When You Die

18. Hell, I'm plastinized now - if I died I wouldn't have to pay the tab. (mitchwatts@yahoo.com)

17. You can finally show the world what you're made of! (jaynashvil@aol.com; rod.renner@juno.com)

16. Remember when your mom told you not to make a face because it might stay that way? Now, you can actually do it! (Jdoveraz@aol.com)

15. You might get a chance to hang out in the shed with Ted Williams. (stan@squidworks.com)

14. Weekend at Bernie's 4 just got greenlighted. (giuntas404@comcast.net)

13. You can be placed in a threatening pose to make sure "those damn kids" stay off your yard forever. (e-merlin001@hotmail.com)

12. Finally allowed to sit in Grandma's "sitting room" with the "special company". (loonalupe@rogers.com)

11. You get a chance to show off the tapeworm that kept you so lean over the years. (tpanner@hotmail.com)

10. That year's supply of Turtle Wax you won playing Plinko finally gets put to use. (jaynashvil@aol.com)

9. Cheaper than buying your kid a "My Size Barbie". (ParisIuvsMe@aol.com)

8. You wouldn't have to look up the word "plastinized" anymore. (guitartexn@aol.com)

7. People will see how well 'organized' you are! (maxcel200@aol.com)

6. You're no longer a jerk; you're jerky. (gerg17@comcast.net)

5. New look goes well with wife's Botox face. (giuntas404@comcast.net)

4. Immortalized as part of Christo's massive wind chime. (seeker@vcoms.net)

3. Your relatives won't be able to get under your skin anymore. (maxcel200@aol.com)

2. It's credit card debt that's killing me, so why not? (archerjoe@hotmail.com)

Internal medicine or plastic surgery?...

1. I might finally get into medical school. (Airfarcewon@aol.com)