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Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 04:20:22 -0700 (PDT)
From: Driven FromThePack <>
Subject: Has our 15 minutes started yet?

I find it bizarre--though wonderful--that cryonics has
found its way into so many mainstream venues, and in
such an offhand, casual manner: besides making almost
daily appearances in the late night monologues (Leno,
Letterman), we have these passages from the SF
Chronicle/Examiner sports pages:

THAT'S COLD: "The Pacific Coast League Portland
Beavers held 'Arthur Andersen Night,' complete with
shredders and padded attendance figures," says Joe
Arcilla of American Canyon. "What's next? Will the
Tucson Sidewinders hold Alcor Life Extension
Foundation Night?" 

-- Mets catcher Mike Piazza hasn't warmed to the idea
of freezing bodies to preserve them for the future. "I
haven't really researched that topic," he told the
Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger. "I know it's been done. I
remember the first 'Austin Powers' movie." 

-- "John Henry Williams could never be the hitter Ted
(Williams) was, but in some ways he reminds many
people of his father," says Alan Ray. "In fact, he's a
chip off the old block." 

-- From Dave Kindred of the Sporting News: "Here's
what Teddy Ballgame would say when thawed out in a
hundred years: 'That idiot kid of mine got a hit yet?'

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