Hrbacek’s Head Finds New Body

Some surgeons (particularly Robert White) believe that "total body replacement" might be a viable option for people suffering from incurable diseases such as cancer. Just cut off the patient's head and attach it to a healthy body.

In the meantime, photo editors have long been using "total body replacement" for a more mundane purpose: making their subjects look better. Recently, the campaign office of congressional candidate Dean Hrbacek admitted that their candidate had been a victim of this technique. The brochure they mailed out to voters showed Hrbacek posing in a suit. But in reality, only the head belonged to him. Not the body (which happened to be significantly slimmer than his own body).

The campaign office defended the use of the fake photo by claiming that Hrbacek didn't have time to pose for a real picture since he had been so busy meeting voters. (Yeah, right.)

I've got more about the photographic technique of total body replacement in the hoaxipedia.

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Posted on Mon Jan 21, 2008


Yeah, cos standing in front of a camera for ten minutes is soooo time consuming!

Did they not think that perhaps people might see Hrbacek on TV, or actually in real life, and notice the weight difference?
Posted by Nona  in  London  on  Tue Jan 22, 2008  at  05:38 AM
Now now, everyone knows that the camera adds 10 pounds. Clearly what happened here is they used a body double that is 10 pounds lighter so the end result would look natural. Actually, do politicians count as part of nature?
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Tue Jan 22, 2008  at  06:40 PM
A less than honest politician? Woundn't a better hoax be to create an honest one?
Posted by wdl  on  Wed Jan 23, 2008  at  06:27 PM
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