March 11, 2005

It's Frozen Dead Guy Days!
  • 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 here.
  • 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 events, especially the Coffin Races(PDF). (There's a bit more about grandpa in wikipedia.)
  • 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 Alcor...
  • 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: POP-SICLE! Hey! I'm so ashamed.
  • GramMa wins!
  • 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 theremin? Nothing pseudo about it!
  • the theremin is worth its own FPP!
  • I'd like to marry the person who came up with Geeks like that need regular meals.