Satiric radio commentary for the 90s from the man who drained Lake Michigan and filled it with hot chocolate!!!

Send In The Clones!

Stan Freberg here. We've had a while to think it over now since a female sheep was cloned, the first successful cloning in history. Time magazine did a cover with a picture of two identical sheep. The headline read, "Will There Ever Be Another You?" spelled "y-o-u." But why didn't they spell it "e-w-e"? More cloning comments, after this. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg agagin. The ethical debate started immediately once the word was out that an obscure Scottish embryologist, Dr. Ian Wilmut, had taken one cell from a female sheep and cloned an identical sheep, which he named "Dolly." The actress and singer Dolly Parton said, "I'm flattered. There's no such thing as baa-aa-aa-d publicity." Hmm.

All kidding aside, what Dr. Wilmut has done is what was said to be impossible. Already, rhesus monkeys have been cloned, and scientific pundits the world over sit stroking their beards, and debating the ethics of whether humans should be next. When questioned recently, 91% of the people said they would not clone themselves. 7% said they would.

I confess that I'm anong that 7%. One Freberg could spend his time researching and doing these commentaries. The other Freberg could get on with finishing Volume 3 of my "U.S.A." series--yes, there WILL be a Volume 3, if only my clone can get busy on it. Still another Freberg clone could deal with all those Freberg pages on the net, and answer my e-mail.

Send in the clones! Stan Freberg here.

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