DURST: Who Pays That Much Attention to Sheep?

In honor of the Scottish cloning story, I figured I'd file the same piece I did yesterday, but I realized the only people who might find it funny would be me. I'm not sure I buy this sheep story anyway. Either a farmboy's wet dream or his worst nightmare. Besides, who pays that much attention to individual sheep? My guess is the researcher was up against a funding wall and it came to him that no one can tell one sheep from another except exceptionally affectionate shepherds anyhow. But say it is true; what puts the willies down the back of my neck like a pail of frozen worms is not the cloning per se, which you and I will have the same access to as we now have of chugging Tang in zero gravity. No, because I know what's going to happen. We won't be allowed to even mention whether people are clones or not. Or call them clones. No, The People Plus Anti Defamation League will demand that laws be written forbidding discrimination against their members, and furthermore, they are to receive priority status when bidding on federal projects is let. And oh yeah, let's not forget the whole automatic beneficiary concept. Not to mention reciprocal conjugality. Hmm. Come to think of it, this could be interesting. Will Durst is all for reciprocal conjugality. He thinks.

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