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    A former exec at cryonics company Alcor has written a tell-all book.
    Johnson writes that the head was balanced on an empty can of Bumble Bee tuna to keep it from sticking to the bottom of its case.

    Johnson describes watching as another Alcor employee removed Williams' head from the freezer with a stick, and tried to dislodge the tuna can by swinging at it with a monkey wrench.

    The technician, no .406 hitter like the baseball legend, missed the can with several swings of the wrench and smacked Williams' head directly, spraying "tiny pieces of frozen head" around the room.
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2009 edited
    No surprise at all: Alcor was famously full of nutbags.
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2009
    Good thing Jack Kirby's head is safe and sound, then.
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    My dad, a fisherman and lifelong Sox fan, had the best day of his life when got to meet his hero Williams at a banquet and discuss the finer points of casting.

    ...I think I have to protect him from ever hearing about this.
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    I read that as Ted Turner, and had a fun time imagining that.

    This is less fun.
    • CommentTimeOct 6th 2009
    It's more fun if you imagine it happening to smug Extropians. I'm so gonna get this book. I've got nothing against cryogenics as such, and it's a damn shame to see the Ted Williams abused even in death (Ty Fucking Cobb would be another story), but the people cheering the loudest for freezing out the Reaper tended to be smug California libertarians. All they'd be good for is keeping my beer cold.
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    I read that as Ted Turner, and had a fun time imagining that.

    I read that as TAD Williams and was all like"What? When did he die?!?!" so I had even less fun reading this.
    • CommentTimeOct 6th 2009
    my chest

    my chest hurts