Dolly's gone
February 14, 2003 11:41 AM   Subscribe

Dolly is dead. "The type of lung disease Dolly developed is most common in older sheep. And in January 2002, it was revealed that Dolly had developed arthritis prematurely. She was cloned using a cell taken from a healthy six-year-old sheep, and was born on 5 July 1996 at the Roslin Institute, Edinburgh, Scotland."
posted by 111 (20 comments total)
Double post.

Now, if Dolly had died in Iraq, or been smothered by a huge front-page post, you might have something.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:46 AM on February 14, 2003

As we await the deletion of this redundant thread, some poesy....

Ewe, ewe only, exist.
We pass away, till at last,
our passing is so immense
that Ewe arise: beautiful copy,
in all your repetitiveness,
arising in love, or enchanted
in the contraction of genetic
engineering. Or something.
posted by Slagman at 11:49 AM on February 14, 2003

Please put this post to sleep.
posted by 111 at 11:51 AM on February 14, 2003

damn clones!
posted by machaus at 12:02 PM on February 14, 2003

Hopefully the post will die as a result of being cloned.
posted by soyjoy at 12:04 PM on February 14, 2003

I would just like to say if people would make the topic of their posts more obvious and not try to think of some stupid tangential thing to say, with the assumption that everyone reads every post, this wouldn't happen so often.
posted by rhyax at 12:19 PM on February 14, 2003

Damn you, mr_crash_davis - that was my idea.....

Oh well. Enough about Iraq anyway. Too bad about Dolly though......I guess this means I'll have to shut down my home pet cloning project. *rolls eyes, heaves big sigh*
posted by troutfishing at 12:19 PM on February 14, 2003

Alas Poor Dolly!

Roslin now may say alas!
For she hath lost her Game and Grace
The great chieftain o the cloned race!
But what remeid?
Whit sheepie can supply her place,
Nou Dolly's deid?

She wha keeked ower Roslin wa's
and pleased the press wi winsome baas
And gied divines an awfy pause
is nou broon breid
Fair faa her honest sonsie face
For potted heid!
posted by Flitcraft at 12:59 PM on February 14, 2003

Happy Friday (or, Happy Friday).
posted by jazon at 2:35 PM on February 14, 2003

What is the appropriate age for a cloned sheep to develop arthritis?
posted by blue_beetle at 3:09 PM on February 14, 2003

And what's the cost per pound of that mutton?
posted by blue_beetle at 3:10 PM on February 14, 2003

please put this thread to sheep
posted by jeremias at 4:39 PM on February 14, 2003

You certainly didn't read this.
posted by kablam at 5:40 PM on February 14, 2003

Please don't delete this. It's too funny to die.
posted by ZachsMind at 5:54 PM on February 14, 2003

Goodbye Dolly.
posted by Soliloquy at 6:34 PM on February 14, 2003

How I love ya, how I love ya, Dawwwwwwllly!
posted by blue_beetle at 12:40 AM on February 15, 2003

this post will have half the lifespan of other posts.
posted by sgt.serenity at 6:54 AM on February 15, 2003

actually , would anyone here volunteer to eat the chops?
posted by sgt.serenity at 9:04 AM on February 15, 2003

"...anyone here volunteer to eat the chops?"

If you are what you eat, I'd be beside myself. Yuk Yuk.
posted by ZachsMind at 7:32 AM on February 18, 2003

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