Romania learns capitialism well
June 11, 2001 7:50 AM   Subscribe

Romania learns capitialism well Along with a Dracula theme park, it's reported the government wants to help a group of US investors clone Vlad the Imapler (a.k.a. Count Dracula.)
posted by sixdifferentways (6 comments total)
Then again, it might make for the perfect Goth honeymoon.
posted by sixdifferentways at 7:56 AM on June 11, 2001

It's not clear why these alleged businessmen want to bring back a vampire; maybe they want to groom an army of Hollywood agents or insurance salesmen.

Obviously, these folks are trying to genetically engineer the perfect Cobra Emperor!
posted by harmful at 8:34 AM on June 11, 2001

why would you want to clone a serial killer?
posted by moz at 8:42 AM on June 11, 2001

better a clone then george hamilton
posted by elsar at 9:32 AM on June 11, 2001

The part that gets me is cloning at its best produces a genetically identical baby. What are they going to do dress up a toddler in a cape and put up a sign that says "fear the DNA!" Or the pragmatic approach of conditioning the little guy to enjoy the taste of blood, sharpen his teeth, and wait till he's an unruly teenager.
posted by skallas at 2:41 PM on June 11, 2001

The funny thing would be to clone Dracula, raise him in a normal home, let him grow up playing Rugby or Football (soccer in the US) and tell him that he was cloned from Vlad Tepes on his wedding day or something.

Now son, your mother and I love you very much, but we weren't able to conceive, so we had the man who once force-marched his own nobles into the mountains and put them to work building him a castle, watching as they slowly died and rotted and others were forced to work as best they could with those corpses shackled to them cloned. That's where you come from.

Well, maybe not funny so much as soul destroying.
posted by Ezrael at 3:27 PM on June 11, 2001

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