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May 7, 2016

Best Mother's Day gift EVER: Lifesize 3D-printed detailed replica of YOU

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From the New York Times:

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Nothing says "I love you" like a life-size 3-D model of yourself.

But if Mother's Day passes on Sunday without a $30,000 version of your likeness arriving at her door, fear not: Perhaps it's a good idea for Father's Day.

Just kidding. But not really.

A company in Alabama is offering to make an actual life-size replica of a person, thanks to an enormous 3-D printer [below].

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That is not, however, their normal business strategy.

"We do more of industrial things," said Renato Gross, the president of SWIGRO, the company offering the deal.

Mr. Gross said he was approached by Groupon about the idea, which has generated a considerable amount of attention.

But that does not mean it's a prank.

Mr. Gross said the company is capable of printing a person-sized model with a "great level of detail."

A full scan of the person's body would be necessary — the Groupon offer included travel and lodging — and creating the final product would take about a week, Mr. Gross said.

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From Groupon:

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3D-Printed You

With this life-size 3D-printed model, your mom can celebrate Mother's Day by spending time with an object that looks exactly like you.

Your busy schedule means you can't always be with Mom on Mother's Day but thanks to this unique gift you can show her how much you still care.

Unlike busy adult children, life-sized 3D-printed models do not have hectic schedules.

That means they're there when Mom needs them most: all the time.

And while your mom can't claim this life-size replica of you as a dependent on her taxes, she will be able to take it to the movies, drive in the carpool lane, and tell it all about how Darlene is really more of a friend than a hairdresser.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is made possible by SWIGRO.

Their 3D printer, the largest on the market, is a marvel of modern technology and the only device capable of recreating an entire person in crisp, vivid detail.

Best of all, this reverse Dorian Gray never ages and never stops smiling, even when it's watching your mom's favorite tearjerker or spending the night stashed in the broom closet.

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A snip at $30,000 but it looks like you'll have to wait till next year.

I apologize for my tardy posting of this opportunity: should have gone up weeks ago. 

Once again, my Crack Research Team©®, high on 'shrooms or whatever but as usual asleep at the switch, lets me and you down.

It's hard to find competent help these days.

But you already knew that.

May 7, 2016 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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