of no fixed subtitle
March 11, 2005
It's Frozen Dead Guy Days!
18 years ago
For the whole backstory, see
Grandpa's Still in the Tuff Shed
, which is one of the funniest short documentaries I have ever seen.
OK, OK, more
Bredo Morstol's grandson, Trygve Bauge, an advocate of cryonics for the masses, is shown here in a polar-bear suit.
well, mid! never thought i'd see that.
Oh man! I was going to school in Boulder when Bauge was getting deported and they were trying to figure out what to do with the frozen body. Leave it to the wacked-out but creative citizens of Nederland to solve the problem by creating a holiday around grandpa! What a town! Be sure to check out the
, especially the
(PDF). (There's a bit more about grandpa in
He's quite the character. The stories the townspeople tell about him in the documentary are quite entertaining, as is the tour of the fire-proof, quake-proof, flood-proof, tornado-proof, plague-of-frogs-proof home he built there.
And if you're looking for something a little more hi-tech than a Tuf Shed for your personal cryonic needs, consider
Ned, always trying to be something that it`s not. Moontime was probably the best thing that happened to it, and of course could`nt have that!
I just can't believe nobody's said it yet:
I'm so ashamed.
I love that they're showing Million Dollar Baby as part of the festival. Mostly because Clint is one of our rarely-acknowledged living dead directors (he actually died during the making of In The Line of Fire. John Malkovich now lives in his body).
I thought it was Charlie Kaufman living in Clint's body (he's short enough).
"It Came From Cryogenics!" is my next band name after the last band name. This band would have to feature a viola or a bassoon. Or what was that psuedo-instrument the Beach Boys used that got it's own documentary several years ago? That thing.
Do you mean the
? Nothing pseudo about it!
the theremin is worth its own FPP!
I'd like to marry the person who came up with thereminworld.com. Geeks like that need regular meals.