Father Threatens Daughter With Immortal Robot Brain

For Halloween, humor writer Hank Hyena offers a real-life story called “Hey Kids, Don’t Forget to Take My Brain Out of the Freezer!”

He threatens to have himself cryogenically frozen, telling his young daughters then he can “boss them around forever.” (“I only have enough money for the iced brain, unless I spend your college fund.”)

He suggests he could use the brain to control a new robot body, but his nine-year-old remained skeptical of his next prediction. (“People can’t make robots smarter than us. And if they did, the robots would kill us.”) But it ends when the geek dad asks, “Just don’t forget me, okay? Don’t forget to get my brain out of the freezer.”

They pinky-promise, and give him a hug.