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If you were allowed to clone just one person, and keep the copy for yourself, who would you choose?


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« Reply #1 on: 22/01/2010 19:00:37 »
Noggin the Nog
 

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« Reply #2 on: 22/01/2010 19:01:57 »
Is that a person or a perversion?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 22/01/2010 19:10:58 »
I'm pretty sure he was a real person.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 22/01/2010 19:20:04 »
I need a picture of him if you want me to give you the research grant.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 22/01/2010 22:25:35 »
I need a picture of him if you want me to give you the research grant.

How about an actual video?
 

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« Reply #6 on: 23/01/2010 11:59:54 »
Gordon Brown, so I can give him a damn good slap whenever I feel like it.

OR

John Varley (Barclays Bank Chief Executive) so I can give him a damn good slap whenever I feel like it.

OR

Paris Hilton, another slapper (allegedly).

No, make it the bint I saw the other day walking down Sloane Street
 

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« Reply #7 on: 23/01/2010 17:29:14 »
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...and keep the copy for yourself

...in effect, as a slave then?

The only person I'd feel happy enslaving is myself.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 24/01/2010 13:52:57 »
I guess this is an anonymous site so I confess that I did actually make a clone. I was very busy at work and, at the time also busy in my home life, so I cloned myself in order to get twice as much done (at least that was the hope).
Unfortunately, as has been said, this clone didn't turn out exactly like me. He was a fine match in most respects but he suffered from tourettes syndrome. It didn't matter if I sent him to work or left him at home- he was messing up my reputation so I decided I had to get rid of him. There was, of course, no official record of his having existed so as long as no one found the body I was in the clear.
Sadly for me I was spotted on a security camera driving my clone to the cliffs where I pushed him into the sea.
They found some bits of the body- but not enough for an identification. After a while they got enough data from the DNA to work out what had happened they found the video tape with my car's number plate and they arrested me for...



making an obscene clone fall.
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« Reply #9 on: 24/01/2010 19:23:30 »
LOL>>LOL>>LOL>>LOL>>> Hee hee hee. very good LOL!

"making an obscene clone fall." Hee hee hee...
 

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« Reply #10 on: 24/01/2010 22:31:54 »
It didn't matter if I sent him to work or left him at home- he was messing up my reputation so I decided I had to get rid of him. There was, of course, no official record of his having existed so as long as no one found the body I was in the clear.
Sadly for me I was spotted on a security camera driving my clone to the cliffs where I pushed him into the sea.


Oh yeah? So how do we know you're the original then, and not the clone? Eh? You could be swearing like a trooper all the time, but how would we know?

Hey! That sounds like a good storyline for a movie. We could get that Scottish guy to play.........wait a minute. I think they did that one already.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 25/01/2010 02:42:05 »
Yes multiplicity with Michael Keaton;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiplicity_(film)

Multiplicity is a 1996 comedy film, starring Michael Keaton and Andie MacDowell. The film was co-produced and directed by Harold Ramis. The original music score was composed by George Fenton.

Doug Kinney (Michael Keaton) finds his time stretched to the limit between his wife, career and family, until he meets a scientist who offers to clone him. Of course, one clone ends up not being enough and soon he has an attic full of them - all played by Keaton and each with a different personality - while his unsuspecting wife Laura Kinney, (played by Andie MacDowell) wonders what on earth is going on.
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In the movie, Michael Keaton's character, Doug Kinney, is a construction worker whose work is in constant conflict with his family. On one job to build a new wing of a scientific facility, Doug meets up with Dr. Leeds, a scientist who has developed a successful means for cloning humans, and is introduced to Dr. Leeds' clone as proof. The scientist, who is sympathetic to Doug's troubles, allows Doug to make a clone of himself that can take over for him at work, while he tries to spend some quality time with his family. The clone, called "Two" (while having all the knowledge, memory and experience of Doug), turns out to be overly macho and easily irritated, suffering a residual personality quirk of the cloning process.

Eventually two more clones are made. "Three", in sharp contrast to two, is extremely sensitive and thoughtful ("Two" considers him a 'wuss'). "Four" is cloned from "Two", and has the mentality of an overly-curious child. Unfortunately since he is a clone-of-a-clone, his IQ is considerably lower than that of his predecessors, since the personality defects are more pronounced when a clone is cloned (The analogy from the movie refers to how a copy of a copy may not be as 'sharp' as the original), and this causes an annoyed Doug to decree a moratorium on cloning. One night Doug leaves home for a business trip. While Doug is gone each of the clones run into Laura and each one sleeps with her. The next day "Two" comes down with a cold and can't go to work, so he sends "Three". As "Three" goes to work not knowing a thing about construction, an inspection on site is on that day. "Three" unimpresses the inspector which leads to him losing Doug's job.

As the movie progresses, Doug's wife becomes increasingly upset with her husband, not realizing that many times she is speaking to a clone. After she pours out her heart to "Four", mentioning how he (Doug) has never kept his promise on fixing the house, she asks him what he wants and is unromantically told "I want pizza". Upset, she takes the children to live with her parents. When Doug returns he learns that Laura and the kids have left. He also learns from the clones' confessions that he has lost his job and each one of them have slept with Laura. Trying to figure out how to get Laura back, "Four" tells him about what she said to him on how he never fixed the house. With the help of the clones, Doug remodels the house and wins back the love of his wife. With their purposes served, the three clones move away, later writing Doug that they have set up a successful pizzeria called "Three Guys from Nowhere". "Two" becomes the business man of the shop and serves customers, "Three" is the chef and "Four" is the delivery boy as well as taking a second job as a paperboy (It's shown in the end of the film that he tosses a pizza box at a nearby house in the style of a paper boy throw)



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Actor    Role
Michael Keaton    Doug Kinney/Clones
Andie MacDowell    Laura Kinney
Zack Duhame    Zack Kinney
Katie Schlossberg    Jennifer Kinney
Harris Yulin    Dr. Leeds
Richard Masur    Del King
Eugene Levy    Vic
Ann Cusack    Noreen
John de Lancie    Ted
Judith Kahan    Franny
Brian Doyle-Murray    Walt
Obba Babatundé    Paul
Julie Bowen    Robin
Dawn Maxey    Beth
Kari Coleman    Patti
 

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« Reply #12 on: 25/01/2010 05:42:24 »
Ah! That works too, but it was a fairly recent movie I had in mind. As I suffer from CRS I've no idea what it was called.

The premise was that this evil pharma company was creating clones of people who had lots of money. The organs of the clones were harvested for spare parts to keep the rich clients alive.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 25/01/2010 12:11:18 »

making an obscene clone fall.


Nice one BC!
 

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« Reply #14 on: 25/01/2010 20:22:33 »

making an obscene clone fall.


Nice one BC!

Thanks, I can't claim it's original but I can't remember the original source.
On the other hand, you know I'm the original because the clone with Tourette's syndrome wouldn't have much of an incentive to kill the original me but I had a clear reason to get rid of him. (Oops! that just gave him a reason for murder. Just because he has Tourettes doesn't mean he's a fool)

I didn't know about the film.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 25/01/2010 21:24:16 »
My mum would like to clone the three tenors and keep them in the cupboard at the top of the stairs. When she felt like a concert she would sit on the loo, open the cupboard door and make them sing.
She used to quite like the idea of doing the same to Val Dunican.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 25/01/2010 21:28:23 »
I need a picture of him if you want me to give you the research grant.

How about an actual video?
Geezer, you can't clone a badly draw character from a children's story. Grant refused!
 

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« Reply #17 on: 25/01/2010 21:30:00 »
And Don, we really don't want two of any of those people. One is enough. Come on more ideas, the grant is running out.
 

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« Reply #18 on: 26/01/2010 02:18:01 »
I need a picture of him if you want me to give you the research grant.

How about an actual video?
Geezer, you can't clone a badly draw character from a children's story. Grant refused!

Crap!
 
OK - How about Peter Sellers then? I'll get him to make a lot more films (er, movies) for everyone to enjoy.

Now can I have the grant? (How much is it by the way?)
 

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« Reply #19 on: 26/01/2010 09:04:38 »
My mum would like to clone the three tenors and keep them in the cupboard at the top of the stairs. When she felt like a concert she would sit on the loo, open the cupboard door and make them sing.
She used to quite like the idea of doing the same to Val Dunican.

"Val Dunican"? Sounds like your clones got crossed. You cloned an Aussie & US lav in the same test tube....... Duni & can. I assume you meant this bloke.


Clone the three tenners, now that's a good idea.



That'd be thirty quid, do it twice and you'd have sick squid.
 

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« Reply #20 on: 26/01/2010 20:13:31 »
Wasn't Val Dunican the geezer wot was done in by Macbeth then?
 

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« Reply #21 on: 01/02/2010 19:09:13 »
BC: The film is called "The Island" - with Ewan McGregor. It's quite entertaining.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Island_(2005_film)
 

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« Reply #22 on: 03/02/2010 18:58:30 »
I have a clone.
His name is, Paul.
He's prettier but I have the better hair.

 

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« Reply #23 on: 03/02/2010 22:01:00 »
I would definitely clone myself....I could have so much fun considering I enjoy my own company.
 

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« Reply #24 on: 04/02/2010 11:23:13 »
I agree with Neil!! LOL..LOL... He deserves the grant! LOL...
 

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