Susan has vowed to become a hands-off parent and be a slob like Ben. She tries not to bat an eyelid when Michael announces that he's off to go skateboarding under a flyover. She even controls herself when he asks "has anyone seen my crack pipe".
While Mendes, Holwerk, and Salmon, among others, were attending the University of Kentucky, they wrote for The Kentucky Kernel, which at the time, "was an activist paper," said Mendes. "The blue-tail fly was an outgrowth, in a way, of the campus protests of '69 and '70, that closed down campus both years, and cancelled finals. The first year, it was about student rights--getting out from under in loco parentis, the university as your parent. Four students were busted for having pot in their lockers, and they were kicked out of school, right before the end of the semester--before they were tried and convicted of anything. They weren't 'innocent until proven guilty.'"
The paper got its name from a song Mendes' mother used to play on the piano, titled "The Blue-tail Fly." Many remember the song from its chorus "Jimmy crack corn and I don't care, Jimmy crack corn and I don't care, Jimmy crack corn and I don't care, My master's gone away." The 'master' being "war-mongering, paternalistic society," said Mendes.
The story involves a serial slasher, and the police find a likely suspect early on, but he claims to be suffering from amnesia. When all other lines of investigation fail, Fitz cracks the case, just in time to save the next young woman from becoming victim #4. This is a quite smart and entertaining series, much better than the cleaned-up version that came out of Hollywood. Recommended, but not to the squeamish.
This is not to say that some sort of legal framework isn't needed, particularly to establish custody and to determine who would be responsible for the support and upbringing of a cloned child. Perhaps a law requiring two individuals to sign contracts putting them in loco parentis should be a pre-requisite for a legal human cloning. 2b1af7f3a8