Originally posted by twhitehead
Whodey's concern is that given that it is a well known fact that most republicans are brain dead, they will be used as a source of replacement bodies. What he doesn't realise is that it is the capitalist, no-regulation republicans that will most likely be the first to actually start doing such transplants. We just have to hope they are so stupid that they get brain transplants rather than body transplants (as per thread title).
It reminds me of the story going around about the letters interchanged by Isidora Duncan and Bernard Shaw. Miss Duncan wrote [to] Mr. Shaw as follows: ‘My dear Mr. Shaw: I beg to remind you that as you have the greatest brain in the world, and I have the most beautiful body, it is our duty to posterity to have a child.’ Whereupon Mr. Shaw replied to Miss Duncan: ‘My dear Miss Duncan: I admit that I have the greatest brain in the world and that you have the most beautiful body, but it might happen that our child would have my body and your brain. Therefore, I respectfully decline.’
The other story is of Marilyn [Monroe] saying dreamily to Miller: ‘We should have a child, Arthur. Imagine a baby with your brains and my looks.’ To which Miller retorted: ‘Yes, but what if it got your brains and my looks?’
The problem with both (certainly untrue) anecdotes is that the women in question had brains of at least equal merit to their male companions.