Norman Clyde in the Wall Street Journal............Imagine!

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by cp0915 » Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:14 pm

MoapaPk wrote:
1000Pks wrote:Just now put up a couple photos of Clyde's Mt Williamson sign-ins. More of what the MLC SC hates--summit registers, and all.

PTP>Peaks Archives>Various Past Peaks Archives>Mt. Williamson Sept 1979>entries ... sreg2.html

Very cool.

Damn cool.

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by MoapaPk » Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:50 pm

Recently unclassified documents, stored at China Lake, shed light on the Clyde shooting.

As a patriot, Clyde early volunteered to receive an electrode implant. This government program was a very early precursor to the microchip implant successfully tested in the eastside Sierra last year.

Back then, there were no microchips, so only the electrodes were implanted in Clyde’s neck. His huge backpack was used to hide an array of vacuum tubes and lead-acid batteries to power the electronics. The implant was only tested when he was wearing the backpack, and stimulation of brain centers is what produced his seemingly boundless endurance. He was not actually bald; his head was shaved, painted with aluminum, and then covered with more light-flesh-colored paint, so his pate could act as an antenna. The technology behind the flesh color-match was so successful, it was eventually adopted by Crayola.

It is speculated that the wires protruding from his neck would occasionally short-circuit, when beads of sweat collected. This short-circuit explains his erratic behavior, and is probably why he shot at the car that night.

The shooting had a profound influence on history. On the eastside, gangs began to form to protect themselves from armed schoolteachers. In Austria, the Schwarzenegger family realized that someday, there would be a market for films in which heroes shoot cars.

The original name for the program was Medullar Limbic Control, Sub-Cranial, and all vestiges were lost to history, until the recent declassification.

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by cp0915 » Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:18 pm

Fascinating, Moapa! I had no idea...


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