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Old 01-08-2003, 12:38 PM   #46
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On cloning:

IF Michael Jackson were to visit Clonaid...

AND IF Michael Jackson has watched the "Austin Powers" Trilogy...

AND IF Michael Jackson has paid his plastic surgeons to let him keep his "old" body parts after each surgery, and has thus accumulated a large library of spares...

AND IF Michael Jackson is familiar with the concept of a Mr. Potato Head...

Is there anything good that can possibly stem from my finishing this question?
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Old 01-08-2003, 04:57 PM   #47
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I believe in that Jesus fellow, but even I became enraged and shouted incoherently at the TV when the moron on CNN's Talkback live asked this question about clones: "Would it have a soul?"

Say it together with me, it's a twin.

I suppose that in about 15 years time, clones will be commonplace, created by huge, faceless megacorporations. They'll be doing menial and/or dangerous tasks for us, like combat. I suppose we could limit their lifespan to 4 years as a safeguard. Some of them proabably wouldn't like the slave status they'll be given, and will revolt. We'd need an agency to spot and arrest/air-out these rogue clones. We'd need to give these cops an edgy, cool name to go with the job, something like ... Cut ... no ... Edge ... no ... I got it! Blade R -- oh, wait.

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Old 01-08-2003, 05:29 PM   #48
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On cloning:

IF Michael Jackson were to visit Clonaid...

AND IF Michael Jackson has watched the "Austin Powers" Trilogy...

AND IF Michael Jackson has paid his plastic surgeons to let him keep his "old" body parts after each surgery, and has thus accumulated a large library of spares...

AND IF Michael Jackson is familiar with the concept of a Mr. Potato Head...
. . . his clone would look like this.
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Old 01-08-2003, 09:34 PM   #49
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So it... um... wouldn't have a soul, then? I got lost there.
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Old 01-08-2003, 09:40 PM   #50
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So it... um... wouldn't have a soul, then? I got lost there.
Sorry, the Michael Jackson reference brought me back to that pic-of-the-day of the mascot scaring the kid -- the one I thought looked uncannily like Michael Jackson (on a good hair day, and doing what he does best with kids --scaring the shit out of 'em).
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Old 01-09-2003, 05:10 PM   #51
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This all looks like "Brave New World" -- with Michael Jackson "lookalikes" ruling.

But maybe it would save on plastic surgery -- I doubt a face lift would be necessary, if you could just clone a younger "you"!?!

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Old 01-09-2003, 05:43 PM   #52
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Re: Sorry so opaque

I got it ...

In fact, I thought it was hilarious.
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Old 01-13-2003, 04:59 PM   #53
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One financial expert whose Clearwater company provides market research said investors should be wary of Clonaid's ``prospecting for money.''

''Until they supply financial disclosure forms and DNA proof of the cloning, this is nothing more than a biotechnology Enron,'' said J. Michael Pinson.
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Old 01-16-2003, 09:57 AM   #54
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Could it be that Pete Townshend, the Who guitarist, inspired the Raelian cult, the UFO sect that claims to have cloned two babies? The New York Daily News says it might be so.
Claude Vorilhon, who founded the sect 31 years ago in France, has said it was a 4-foot alien who renamed him "Rael." But some are wondering whether Vorilhon may have cribbed the name and the beginnings of Raelianism from the 1967 record "The Who Sell Out." The concept album closed with the pre-"Tommy" rock opera number "Rael."
The Townshend composition talks about a force he calls "the Red Chins," which "will overspill their borders/And chaos then will reign in our Rael/Rael, the home of my religion/To me the center of the Earth."
Susan J. Palmer, a sociologist who has written two books on the Raelians, finds the Who theory "an interesting idea."
"Claude Vorilhon was a pop star when he was a teenager," she noted. "He went by the name Claude Celler and had a hit called `Honey and Cinnamon.' That is, until the radio host who sponsored him committed suicide."
Vorilhon maintains "Rael" is a Hebrew derivation of "Israel."
From here. Too damn funny.
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