a gentlebluntperson speaks and we doth hear his wise words...

From: john grigg (starman125@hotmail.com)
Date: Sun Feb 13 2000 - 12:06:11 MST

A true gentlebluntperson and knight of the extropian realm, Lord Robert
Bradbury wrote:
Soooo, thou doth seekest to steal the crown of bluntness.
Well, I say, "nay kind gentlebluntperson", thou mayst only posess the
crown of bluntness whenst thoust has proved thy worthy bluntness.
I see around me, a field filled with torn and broken memes that
are slowly rotting having attempted to assault my bluntness.

I see in the distance, several other Extropian Knights whose
bluntness may even exceed mine own, but while their bluntness
is directed towards a singular focus, my bluntness is reknowned
for its few limits. [Recall if you will an incident at Extro4...]

So, if thoust desire the Crown of Bluntness, bearing in mind that
one should never join a club that would have you as a member,
then thoust needeth offer a greater claim than a single soliloquy.
However, Jeff Davis, you clearly have within you the material of
a fine and scholarly bluntperson. I think we may confidently nominate
you for the position of bluntperson's apprentice.

Robert, this gets my award for wit and creative writing skills! I
absolutely loved it. I thought Eliezer was the undisputed master of this
sort of thing but not so! For those of us who could not make it to Extro 4,
could you tell us about whatever you are referring to?

I hope what sparked all of this creativity (cryonics feasibility) is in fact
feasible. I still say more research into improved suspension technologies
needs to be done. At the very least for the peace of mind of many
cryonicists! I am not so sure that mature nanotech will be able to repair
the brain structure damage done by current suspension methods. What did you
think of the Mike Darwin paper I brought to your attention? I look forward
to Eugene Leitl's forthcoming study.

best wishes,

John Grigg
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