Here’s an appropriate Close to Home cartoon to get us excited about this week’s events leading up to the Frozen Dead Guy Days festival in Nederland, Colorado March 11-13, 2016. Mark your calendars and RSVP to attend the March 10 Funny Films for Funeral Planning talk at Carroll-Lewellen Funeral Home in Longmont (more info), or sign up for the Laughing & Learning end-of-life planning workshop in Highlands Ranch from 9:00 a.m. to noon (more info).
An exhausted-looking woman speaks to a man across the desk at Life-Pause Cryogenics. Two girls are chasing each other at the bottom of the cartoon. “I’m looking to be frozen until my 13-year-old girls go off to college,” says the woman.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite work that way. Learn more from this article, “Cryonics: The Cold Facts.”
By the way, cryonics and cryogenics have slightly different definitions. Cryonics is an effort to save lives by using temperatures so cold that a person beyond help by today’s medicine might be preserved for decades or centuries until a future medical technology can restore that person to full health. Cryogenics is the branch of physics dealing with the production and effects of very low temperatures.
You can see an ABC TV News story about cryogenics that ran July 27, 2011, right after cryonics founder Robert Ettinger died – and was put into a deep freeze right away.