X-Message-Number: 22815
From:  (John Krug)
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2003 18:02:39 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Parody Cryonics TV Commercial

      I was wasting time channel surfing for something good to watch on
tv last night.
"Saturday Night Live",  a well known comedy show, was on, so I decided
to tune in for a look... Then came on one of the parody commercials the
show is known for.  It starts out with a few testimonials from people
who have found the "cure" for their various minor problems such as
baldness, skin wrinkles, etc... Then it goes on with a narration saying
something like "it may take 100 years 
but "Cryogenix" is for you.  They show a graphic of a transparent human
body, and superimpose the image of a whole body dewar.   This done,
next, the head is shown being suddenly and roughly removed via the
animation and put into a smaller unit...The voice over comes on and
says:  "If it's good enough for Ted Williams, it's good enough for
me"...I think this all was meant to be dark humor that SNL presents
often.  I think the neuro option has backfired on cryonics...If I had
any powers of persuasion, I'd suggest that the practice be stopped.
Otherwise, I hope it's not too late and the powers that be will still
allow legal and secure whole body cryonic suspensions in the U.S.  I
don't want libertarian philosophers to instigate absolutely certain
death on us all...My two cents.... Best Regards!  John B. Krug              

"The Future is about Nerve.  Who has It. who does not"  -Paul Kantner 

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