and I knew they would fly fast and furious when acquaintances started seeing Delivery Man. It made me cringe to hear the plot. Not because I feared it could be true but because I knew that only a very small minority understand that movies are made-up stories.
Wouldn't it be funny if...? is only funny to people who have no idea what they are talking about and won't be thinking about it (or anything else) in 24 hours, much less the rest of their lives.
Recently, someone asked if I lived in fear of inbreeding. Inbreeding? Who says that? What a giant leap the mind makes when using Hollywood to fill in the details of something one knows nothing about. Instead of finding a reputable source of information, like the New England Cryogenic Center or the Mayo Clinic, please just go to the nearest multiplex and let screenwriters educate you while your fingers are in a giant tub of popcorn. Then, ask your neighborhood SMC if she is worried that her children have 500 siblings.
I'm not, nor have I ever been, concerned about this issue.
"Considering the probability of pregnancy using frozen sperm — 20 to 30 percent and the probability of successful pregnancy with a live birth v10 percent — it would take a minimum of 1,250 vials of sperm to 'make' 500 children... No sperm bank would allow a donor to donate that many specimens over a several year period of time....There would have to be a total breakdown of any policies and procedures, lack of quality control and checks and balances, and certainly [a] lack of honest management for this to occur in real life,..Not only would a person or persons be fired, but the facility would also be closed. Such a facility would not survive the industry." --Dr. Grace M. Centola, Ph.D. H.C.L.D., (AAB)The thing is, I couldn't care less about Vince Vaughn and his movies Maybe Delivery Man is amusing. Maybe it's not--I'll never know. I'm just offended that people assume they know how my family works just because they have watched a 104 minute Dreamworks' movie.
Note: I understand there is a reality series called Generation Cryo on MTV which follows a teen as she searches for the other children conceived by the same donor her mothers chose. I have not watched it; nor will I at this time, however, judging from the reviews I would not discourage my boys from doing so when they are older.