My Living Will

By the way, if any of this shit ever happens to me, please pull the plug. Once my body’s cold, let the organ harvesters, medical students, etc. take whatever they want. Cremate anything that’s left over, toss it in the ocean, and go buy yourselves a drink with whatever you found in my wallet. But…..

If I get into the situation as the result of medical malpractice, corporate negligence, or some other dastardly (and preventable) means, keep me alive long enough to turn my situation into a media circus. Since it seems to be the only way cases like this get any attention, make sure to send every videotape or photograph that you may have of me to every news outlet you can find. Use the resulting orgy of coverage to get some attention to the horrible nexus of insurance interests, pharmaceutical companies, and bribed political interests that ensures that millions of Americans (unlike their peers in Japan, Canada, Britain, etc.) without healthcare of any sort. If you find it necessary to split into two opposing camps to pontificate endlessly about “What Greg would have wanted”, please try to keep religion out of it, okay?

6 thoughts on “My Living Will

  1. Someone asked fellow reporters on a talk show this weekend, “Would anyone of you want to live like that?” It was God’s will that Terri Shiavo die when she had her heart attack. As usual, many people want to selectively obey the Lord. If we eliminated God and politics from decisions like this they would be much easier.

  2. Yeah, but if we take religion out of the equation then righteous ponificating becomes 64% less dramatic, and 48% less amusing, not to mention 87% less inflamitory.

    It just not as much fun if your not treating God like a sock puppet.

  3. By the way, if any of this shit ever happens to me, please pull the plug.

    You should probably be a bit more specific than this. Otherwise you might end up getting the plug pulled because you absentmindedly [I was reluctant to use that word, given the context, but there's no better way to put it] watch a balloon float by while you sit at your computer thinking of the next line to type.

  4. Doesn’t anyone else see the irony of the right-wing playing to defence of the helpless ? Must be that baby-kissing thing.