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A Dentist Bought John Lennon's Tooth . . . And Wants to Clone Lennon and Raise Him as His Son?
Aw, c'mon now. This can't be true. Sort of like the stories of Kim Jong Un having his family eaten by starving dogs. Turns out that wasn't true. (We'll have to wait to see if the "flame thrower" story is true) But I'm off track here.
For God's sake, leave John alone. He had to put up with Yoko's singing, isn't that punishment enough? (To be fair, he really WAS crazy in love with Yoko, and as the old saying goes, love is deaf.) And truth be known, he really didn't like that tooth anyway. He had it pulled. You don't have teeth pulled out that you love.
Michael Zuk is a dentist in Alberta, Canada. And a few years ago, he paid almost $33,000 at an auction for one of JOHN LENNON'S teeth. It's a little strange in terms of memorabilia, but he's a dentist so you can see the logic. So far, just a tad creepy, but on some levels it's okay.
But now it goes from tad creepy to outright sick. It turns out Michael DIDN'T just want the tooth as a conversation piece. He's announced that his plan is to extract the DNA from the tooth, CLONE John Lennon , then raise him from birth as his SON.
Thank the heavens, cloning technology isn't quite there yet. And truth be known, once it gets there, I'm not sure any scientists will compromise their ethics to clone famous people. But if they do, Michael wants in on it. (Editor's Note: NEVER underestimate the power of MONEY to help persuade a scientist to COMPROMISE their ethics. Just sayin')
Seems that In the past, Michael had talked about extracting DNA from the tooth and cloning Lennon , but this plan to RAISE him is brand new.
Brace yourself; it gets stranger. He already has plans for his baby John Lennon. Quote, "He would still be his exact duplicate but, you know, hopefully keep him away from drugs and cigarettes. But guitar lessons wouldn't hurt anyone, right?"
Insert deep sigh, here.