He did it. They finally let Sergio Canavero carry out a head transplant.

I said it couldn’t be done. That the proposal was unethical. That Canavero couldn’t possibly get a spinal cord to regenerate. Then his head transplant volunteer rejected the plan.

Apparently, Canavero found new volunteers, and went ahead and did it. The result is even more horrifying than I ever predicted.

I think I’m going to be sick.

You fools! You argued over whether you could, when you were supposed to care about whether you should!


  1. nomdeplume says

    At what point does it become obvious to everyone in America that you have a President with a range of increasingly severe mental problems?

  2. hemidactylus says

    Say what you want about Sly, but watching Rambo III and the Rambo movie set in Myanmar get you thinking about the plight of people in quite different (and horrific) situations than I ever experienced. Rambo III previews were booed at the time, but it was ironic after 9-11. Sure Rambo goes to save Christian missionaries in Myanmar in the other movie, but he warned them. Plus outside the movie, the shiny veneer of Buddhism is sanded off in the contexts of Myanmar (and Sri Lanka).

    Compared to those movies (or anything else not even related to Stallone) Trump looks like a ratfucker. Untouchables flicks were a bit dumb and ridiculous outside Chuck Norris reprising his Lone Wolf persona (though Norris himself is a huge disappointment…understated a bit).

    The first Rocky was a touching love story. They should have ended it there, though Rocky Balboa had its moments when he sits by Adrienne’s graveside. I couldn’t get into the first Creed much beyond the guy gives up lucrative career to follow in dead dad’s footsteps. Seemed to parallel original Rocky too much.

  3. says

    @#2, nomdeplume:

    Unfortunately, that was sometime around 1985 or so. And since we didn’t actually collapse or start a nuclear war or something, and the rich got richer, everybody decided it was okay and every president from both parties ever since then has done their best to be like that.

  4. quatguy says

    It does not fill me with great confidence to see the character of the man responsible for the welfare and defense of the United States. You let him have the launch codes?!!!! I don’t know how any American can sleep at night knowing who you have at the helm of your once great nation. This will not end well. Meanwhile, China is on the rise……….

  5. hemidactylus says

    @5- quatguy
    I still haven’t processed fully he’s president. Trump deranged. And I cannot fathom anyone who takes offense that someone else thoroughly despises him.

    I thought it would be Hillary vs Jeb and I would bow out or vote otherwise. I in retrospect wish Jeb had won (compared to Trump). I don’t like Jeb but yeah. Here we are.

    BTW I voted for Hillary vs Trump. If she won Electoral Collage at this point we would have Senate indictment over email server AND Benghazi AND…wait for it…Whitewater just because. And the scholarly Dinesh D’Souza would have at least 10 documentaries released on her evil. And Fox would be apoplectic over Soros.

  6. brightmoon says

    I realized he was a creep when cheated on his first wife. Everybody thought I was weird for not liking him but i thought he was a selfish asshole then and I’ve only revised my opinion of him lower since then to agree with those mental health professionals who called him a malignant narcissist and sadist . They requested that he be removed via the 25th amendment as not fit for the office of president .

  7. Nemo says

    @hemidactylus #6: Only the House can impeach (and only the Senate can convict, but not without an impeachment by the House). But endless hearings, maybe.

  8. DanDare says

    The US really has to change their voting system. This first past the post thing will always give you minority wins.
    The Australian vote, voting for preferences in order, tends to deliver more middleground results and fewer outliers.
    Compulsory attendance at the ballot box helps too.

  9. numerobis says

    DanDare: the problem is less FPTP and more the electoral college being some weird weighted FPTP.

    That means states have a strong incentive to suppress voting: they don’t lose national power by doing so, but they can can suppress more opposition voters than their own.

    It also means there’s absolutely no reason for anyone to campaign in any stronghold states like Illinois, Texas, or West Virginia.

  10. lumipuna says

    I never thought I’d see the antics of a tinpot dictator, reported in real time and with great detail by the relatively free press in his own country.

    Almost immediately after taking political office, Trump was giving off this impression of a classic Third World tinpot who, after spending decades in office, has very much detached himself from reality, and is also suffering from old age frailty and creeping dementia, while the propaganda portrays him as a virile, ageless strongman. He was basically elected as such, instead of going stale from too much time in power. An insta-tinpot, if you will.

  11. unclefrogy says

    well It is a good thing he is old already then, means he can’t do this for long, long enough though to fuck things up good and proper.
    I don’t see any other bozo that the republicans can use as a figure head when this one has gone. as a figure head this one seems to be a little harder to control then i am sure thay would have been preferred.
    uncle frogy

  12. stroppy says

    “The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. Instead of altering their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views…which can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering.”
    Doctor Who

  13. stroppy says

    I didn’t think they’d come up with someone more inane than Bush Jr.

    Just goes to show, there are plenty of Republicans out there capable of living down to below your worst expectations. Add to that the fact that they’ve gamed the system and their base to the point that they’re pretty much consequence free when it comes to corrupt idiocy.

    In my cynical opinion.

  14. unclefrogy says

    this from G. Orwell is similar though a little darker maybe or not
    ” The point is that we are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right. Intellectually, it is possible to carry on this process for an indefinite time: the only check on it is that sooner or later a false belief bumps up against solid reality, usually on a battlefield.”