X-Message-Number: 23837
From: "Tripper McCarthy" <>
Subject: Ted Williams - Outrageous Celebrity Moments
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2004 02:41:31 +0000

Apparently cryonics once again made another less than positive appearance in 
the popular media.  I was not able to see this piece myself, but my wife did 
and was able to relate to me what transpired.  VH1 is running a show titled 
 100 Most Outrageous Celebrity Moments  and wouldn't you know it that number 
39 is  Ted Williams Frozen .  I heard there was some stock footage used of 
Alcor and some of its cryo-containers along with scathing opinions from 
numerous B-rated celebrities.  One of the more outrageous moments was the 
description of how Ted Williams  head was separated from his body and stored 
in two separate containers.  With no explanation provided as to why this 
would have been done, the impression was left that this was carried out for 
inexplicable and demented reasons.

I know that cryonics is woefully misunderstood in the population at large 
and that it will take a long time, if ever, to change that perception.  But 
seeing something that I believe so strongly in being distorted and ridiculed 
just gets me mad.  If people would just spend half as much time thinking 
intelligently about something as they do ridiculing matters they have no 
knowledge of, this world would probably be a much better place to live in.

Maybe we should all try to catch this show the next time it airs and then 
turn around and write VH1 pointing out their inaccuracies and distortions.  
My guess is they will probably just sit on those appeals, but at least we 
can try and do something to counteract this ignorance.

Tripper McCarthy
President   Transhumanist Church

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