pesco at April 10th, 2014 12:57 — #1
jandrese at April 10th, 2014 13:06 — #2
So he wants to make a clone of John Lennon, without the hippy drug use, 1960s music scene upbringing, art world girlfriend, and I guess long hair?
Why? Is it supposed to be some experiment on nature vs. nurture?
bemopolis at April 10th, 2014 13:20 — #3
Imagine no premolars, it's easy if you try.
eksrae at April 10th, 2014 13:33 — #4
Wow. Resurrecting John Lennon would be bigger than Jesus.
bryanschuler at April 10th, 2014 13:38 — #5
'Is it supposed to be some experiment on nature vs. nurture?'
Then put him in with a Brian Epstein clone and see happens.
ratel at April 10th, 2014 13:40 — #6
After a video posted here recently, I've concluded that John Lennon did a pretty good job of cloning himself.
jhbadger at April 10th, 2014 13:40 — #7
It's been done -- way, way back in the 1980s, secret government employees dug up famous guys and ladies. And made amusing genetic copies. Most of them didn't act that much like their models (JFK was probably the closest).
the_borderer at April 10th, 2014 13:44 — #8
Dont forget no working class Liverpudlian upbringing too.
redstarr at April 10th, 2014 13:48 — #9
I think a lot of people seem confused about what cloning will give you. You can't clone a person and then have a fresh new version of that person. You get someone who looks just like that person, might have some of the same natural aptitudes, but they will have had completely different experiences. The best case scenario in cloning this tooth would be that you'd get someone who looks like John Lennon and maybe even has an easier time than many becoming good at music. But he'd have had a completely different life in a completely different world. Even if we just focused on the music aspect, a clone growing up in a post-Beatles world wouldn't be the same as the original John Lennon who came from a pre-Beatles music world and had to pioneer it the first time around.
redstarr at April 10th, 2014 13:51 — #10
The celebrity cloning that would give you what you want about the celebrity would be with the celebrities that are famous for their looks. That's not what made Lennon something special. The things that made him noteworthy aren't going to be coded into his DNA.
thekaz at April 10th, 2014 13:54 — #11
Well, that's why we create circa-1950's Liverpool city and confine him to it (kind of like The Village).. we may have to recreate Hamburg of the early 60's, as well... a little makeup should make Sir Paul look 50+ years younger.
crenquis at April 10th, 2014 13:56 — #12
Well, they are talking about making TV series based on the movie Truman... Perhaps, he can get a network in on the deal and have a show based on watching Lennon II grow up.
thekaz at April 10th, 2014 13:58 — #13
Or we can clone Lennon multiple times and have him compete in all reality shows? He could even compete against himself...
crenquis at April 10th, 2014 14:00 — #14
That would be perfect... A music show based on Lennon clones competing against each other.
pixleshifter at April 10th, 2014 14:34 — #15
The Village of the Lennons.
brainspore at April 10th, 2014 14:40 — #16
Isn't this basically how we ended up with the Monkees?
thomasta at April 10th, 2014 15:24 — #17
Can we add one Lenin to it and see what happens?
mark_sniadecki at April 10th, 2014 15:43 — #18
God, do I love that cartoon.
glitch at April 10th, 2014 16:54 — #19
Human cloning is illegal, I thought? If expressing your intent to kill a famous person gets you in trouble, why shouldn't expressing your intent to clone them?
uncascrooge at April 10th, 2014 17:32 — #20
Since we're all OK with this, I don't suppose anyone would mind if I cloned an army of mildly brain-damaged Aldous Huxleys for my landscaping firm?
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