If you had a beautiful face like Britney Spears, the one pictured above, wouldn't you want to save it -- the whole head -- after you died? Look at that clear skin, those perfect teeth, that blonde hair and smile.
Of course, hopefully, she'll live a long life and die when she's an old woman. Uh-Oh! There go all of those attributes of the young-bodied, replaced by wrinkles, leathery skin, yellowed and chipped teeth, brown-eyed glaucoma. And all of those skin tabs, liver spots and chin whiskers. Ewww!
Then again, it's the brain you really hope to bring back to life later.
SAME BRAIN AFTER AS BEFORE, IF ONLY...
If Britney has her wish come true -- a long, long time from now, if at all, she'll still have the same brain...
That's right, Britney Spears wants to be frozen in liquid nitrogen after her death so she can be brought back to life later, reports The Sun (UK).
TO BURN, TO BLING OR TO FR-FR-FREEZE
A friend of Britney's said: "Britney gets these obsessions and this is the latest. It started when someone told her Walt Disney had been preserved by cryogenics to be revived in the future."
The Disney story was a myth however, but it piqued her interest enough to give up her previous consideration of having a glamorous cremation and having her ashes turned into a diamond.
The Sun reported that Spears is investing $350,000 in cryogenics with the Alcor Life Extension Foundation.
IF THEY SLUGGED THE SLUGGER...
Last year Larry Johnson, former chief operating officer of Alcor, wrote in his book Frozen that baseball great Ted Williams' frozen head stored at Alcor was hit around by staff practicing their batting swings. There is an Ethic Soup post about Williams and Alcor.
DUG UP DECAYING ONE YEAR LATER
And just two weeks ago, a U.S. Appeals Court judge ordered the family of Orville Richardson, 81, to dig up his corpse -- buried for over a year now-- so his head could be frozen as per a contract signed with Alcor, which sued for his decaying body. An Ethic Soup post was also published as a follow-up on this exhumation controversy.
Britney, according to Alcor, the cryonics procedure should begin within the first two minutes after a heart stops, and preferably within the first 15 minutes. Can you be there in time? Oh well, even if you've been dead, buried and decaying for a year, they'll sue for your body even though they cannot successfully perform as promised.
But as Alcor found a use for Ted Williams' head, I'm sure they'll find some way to be entertained with your head too. Or, will you be freezing your body too. Oh, dear.
Think Britney, think. Use your brain now -- before it's frozen.
by Sharon McEachern