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Um, Okay Then

Posted by Phoenix Woman on December 29, 2008

Remember The Yes Men’s satirical presentation on “vivoleum” — the bodies of climate-change victims rendered into fuel?

Well, a Beverly Hills liposuction practitioner tried doing a real-life variant on that:

A Beverly Hills plastic surgeon that created “lipo-diesel”, a fuel from his patient’s fat is in trouble with the authorities. Craig Alan Bittner apparently used this biodiesel to fuel his Ford SUV and his girlfriend’s Lincoln Navigator. California state law forbids the use of human medical waste to power vehicles and Bittner is being investigated by the state’s public health department in this regard said California public health officials.

It gets better:

Its unclear how and when Bittner started making “lipo-diesel” though his activities came to light when three of his patients filed lawsuits against him which allege that his assistant and girlfriend performed surgeries without a medical license and that they removed more fat than was necessary which resulted in them getting disfigured. His practice Beverly Hills Liposculpture, closed in November and his website said Bittner has moved to South America to do volunteer work at a clinic. The attorney for the patients suing Bittner suspects he fled the country because of the investigations. Dozens of other patients have complained about Bittner to the state medical board which has not made any official comment.

There must be more suckers per square inch in Beverly Hills than anywhere else on earth.

One Response to “Um, Okay Then”

  1. Using people as fuel? What could possibly go wrong with this plan?

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