Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Final Exit

I'd bet a paycheck that sometime in the next 10 years, before the end of 2019, there'll be a "reality" show on teevee featuring a different suicide every week. Each suicide will be a noble person with some dread affliction of the week, taking the brave way out accompanied by a loving tearful family who agrees that it's the right thing to do. It could be followed each week by the funeral/casket/ash bucket equivalent of Say Yes to the Dress.


  1. Yup. I see an Intervention style -- folks who need their loved ones to help them find their way to the right decision, the one they really wanted to make but didn't know it.
    Sometimes it will be about the doctors convincing the family to let the patient make that decision.

    By the way, I went to the link, I'd never seen that show before, but confess it lost me about 20 seconds in with ,"Vanessa's focused on finding a dress for under $3000."

  2. I hadn't thought of that - there's even more built-in conflict and drama with which to sell advertising. Someone's going to make a boatload of money off these dead people.

    We've occasionally stumbled across SYTTD and have stayed to watch the train wreck of narcissism. $3000 is kinda cheap in that store.