March 30, 2005

sorta makes you think...or not

Less than two weeks after Terri Schiavo's feeding tube is pulled out, the Pope has one put in.

And they're both Catholic.


Yeah, I sorta thought "who cares" too. I'm just sayin'.

Actually, as much naked sensationalism as the media has shown toward the Schiavo case, I'm surprised there hasn't been a reality show made about this:

"He's an 84-year-old pontiff whose public photo ops look like Weekend at Bernie's outtakes. She's been vegetating with no realistic hope of recovery for the past decade and a half. Join us for our exciting premiere episode of 'Who's Gonna Croak First?'"

Watch. This will be an actual show in 5 years or less.

Terri's probably either on the other side somewhere or has already reincarnated. If she's lucky, she has enough sense not to haunt her body or the hospice where she's being kept and can move on. On the other hand, if she's still trapped in there, it's time to set her free. The parts of the brain that the soul uses to interact with the physical world are gone, and if her soul's still in there somewhere, it's gotta be bored shitless. As for the Pope...he's perpetuated a lot of really stupid policies purely for the sake of preserving the doctrine of papal infallibility, but if he's against war, he can't be all bad. I wish them both a peaceful and painless transition.

And yet, in a fit of morbid waiting-for-the-other-toe-tag-to-drop anxiety, I can't stop asking, "Is she/he dead yet?" I know several people who are doing the same. They're not bad people, and it's not that they don't care, it's just, we're sick of the suspense.

Creepy little bastards, humans.

same bitch time, same bitch channel...

Posted by Frida Peeple at March 30, 2005 08:18 AM
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