;9 Re: Heaven's Gate / extropian link found

Eugene Leitl (Eugene.Leitl@lrz.uni-muenchen.de)
Wed, 2 Apr 1997 00:08:41 +0200 (MET DST)

On Tue, 1 Apr 1997, Robert Schrader wrote:

> In the morning paper here in San Diego where the cult suicides are still
> for some reason considered newsworthy, there was a passing reference to
> extropians. Evidently one of the suicides had a copy of 'The Extropian'
> in his possesions ( at his parent's home - not at the scene ). It was
> referred to as the writings of a "Santa Monica based internet cult",
> which advocated, among other things, "Cryogenics, smart drugs, and

Freeze!!! Put down that Dewar, Sir! Instantly!! Who's in charge of that
turbovac? (Ralph, you now can switch it off).

> upgrading".

Sarge, he confesses he'd be upgrading to RamBus next month. Shall we shoot
him right here, or do you mind the carpet?

> A few other tidbits:
> In the words of a cult 'expert' who was interviewed, "...the 'singularity'
> prophesied by extropians is a example of the 'Impending Doom' technique
> frequently used by cult leaders..."

Hang on for Impending Doom II, Heretic, it will be well worth the wait...

> "Extropian literature names no date for the event, and Los Angeles county

Eliezer? Where art thou, when one needs you?

> and Santa Monica city authorities reported no group suicides recently,
> but sources in the L.A. County Sherriff's office confirmed that the group
> was being investigated."

Uh-oh. Now quick, who is into peadophilia here? What, no high flux
nukes? No sarine 'still bubbling in the kitchen? Erm, officer, we we're
trying hard to produce some incriminating evidence, but uh... please
give us just some more time...

Ha, Agent Lorrey! We found you at last. Trafficking into illegal
weapon export, were you.

> Robert Schrader rms@cts.com

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