Monday, March 21, 2005

John DeLorean is dead. Terri Schiavo isn't. Yet.

"John DeLorean was one of Detroit's larger-than-life figures who secured a noteworthy place in our industry's history," GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner said Sunday in a statement. "He made a name for himself through his talent, creativity, innovation and daring."

While apt to be remembered popularly as the man behind the car modified for time travel in the "Back to the Future" movies, DeLorean left a powerful imprint in automaking built on unique, souped-up cars.

Tip to Boing Boing,
who thanked Mo,
who has this take from last night's developing news...

The Senate wants to water your vegetables. Sorry, that's a terrible slang expression along neurosurgeons for keeping someone comatose or in a persistent vegetative state alive. Please get a living will or designate a power of attorney so this never happens to you or your loved one. Contrary to what the 'right' would have you believe, discontinuing a feeding tube in a person with PVS does not typically cause pain or hunger and is a painless, peaceful, natural, and dignified way to die (at least more dignified than dying with tubes, lines, and monitors on you 24/7).

That's more breezy and irreverent than I would choose, but how long after any high profile tragic story does it take pundits and night-show hosts to begin the jokes?

If you don't have arrangements made now, then when do you aim do get it done?
Will you memory hold out that long? (See the post above.)

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