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Old 08-01-2023, 11:53 AM   #2851
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Tech CEO Bryan Johnson is a literal vampire. In an attempt to keep himself eternally young he pays young people to donate blood to be used in an unnecessary transfusion. Most recently he talked his own son and father into contributing to the "Make Bryan Immortal" plan. He spends a couple of million a year on various different aging retardation strategies in addition to the vampirism.
Wouldn't the contributions from his father and his son offset one another?
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Old 08-02-2023, 12:28 AM   #2852
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Wouldn't the contributions from his father and his son offset one another?
I have no idea what his logic was. Sometimes it's hard to follow the reasoning of serious crackpots. Most of his familial transfusions seem to be from his son though.

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Old 08-06-2023, 09:47 PM   #2853
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Tech CEO Bryan Johnson is a literal vampire. In an attempt to keep himself eternally young he pays young people to donate blood to be used in an unnecessary transfusion. Most recently he talked his own son and father into contributing to the "Make Bryan Immortal" plan. He spends a couple of million a year on various different aging retardation strategies in addition to the vampirism.
Hmm...ISTR that legend has it that Countess Bathory had ideas along those lines...
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Old 08-07-2023, 07:55 AM   #2854
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Tech CEO Bryan Johnson is a literal vampire. In an attempt to keep himself eternally young he pays young people to donate blood to be used in an unnecessary transfusion. Most recently he talked his own son and father into contributing to the "Make Bryan Immortal" plan. He spends a couple of million a year on various different aging retardation strategies in addition to the vampirism.
He’d better be having bloodlettings to match, or he’ll put himself in danger of tranfusional haemosiderosis.
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Old 08-09-2023, 10:05 AM   #2855
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A woman was hit by a snake that fell from the sky.

The snake itself, while badly frightened, did not attack her, it simply coiled around her and tried to escape.

It was a momentary reprieve - for the snake - from the real trouble in the scenario, the hawk that had been carrying it somewhere, which then swooped down and injured her trying to get its cargo back.

She was treated and released, and is physically healing but understandably not sleeping well after the incident.
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Old 08-09-2023, 11:36 AM   #2856
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Obviously he will not become immortal but the research on his body (he is the test subject) should provide some important information about how we all can live a more healthy life don't you think?
Even if we were to charitably assume that what he's doing could in principal be developed into something actually effective, a sample size of one wouldn't allow much useful information to be gained.

As long as there are people with excess wealth and the fear of death, there will always be alchemists willing to sell them the latest version of the Elixir of Life- and the fact that every previous version of the Elixir has proven faulty is never any hindrance to the attempt to peddle a new one.
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Old 08-09-2023, 11:53 AM   #2857
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Speaking of vampires:

California prison officials on hook for claims by family of inmate killed by ‘vampire slasher’ - Courthouse News Service

"A federal judge on Monday advanced claims against California prison officials brought by the family of a California prison inmate who was killed in the showers by a convicted murderer who claims to be a 2,000-year-old vampire who drinks his victims’ blood."
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Old 08-09-2023, 01:03 PM   #2858
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I actually think what he is doing is pretty cool.
Unlike other billionaires that just keep working and gathering increasing amounts of the planet's assets, he quit his 'job' and is fully immersed in the task of slowing his rate of aging.
It's better that he's killing humanity retail instead of wholesale?
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Old 08-16-2023, 02:02 PM   #2859
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British Museum sacks staff member after items vanish from collection

"Treasures including jewellery and gems kept in a storeroom were found to be missing, stolen or damaged, the London museum said."

"It said items including gold jewellery and gems of semi-precious stones and glass dating from 15th century BC to 19th century AD were missing, stolen or damaged."

That some of them were dangerous items of incredible occult power is carefully not mentioned, however.

This is how "Sandman" started, remember?
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Old 08-23-2023, 03:29 PM   #2860
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So, funny, real-life story. Happened today.

I almost called in sick to work. I'm not sick. But, I was dreaming that I was.

In my dream, someone reminded me that I needed to call in sick to work.

I woke up. I got out of bed and went to my phone. I noticed I hadn't plugged my phone in to charge, so did so and plugged my headset in. My finger was hovering over the callout number when my brain finally managed to wrest control from my stupidity.

"You're not sick, stupid! It was just a dream! Go back to bed!"
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