I haven’t seen it yet, but two fans over at slate.com have an interesting discussion about whether the last 30 years have been wasted, jedi celibacy, a future live-action broadway show, Osama bin Laden, and comparisons with the alternate space opera epic series of our time (“live long and prosper” indeed).
wrapped up his current season with a ‘new rules’ summation, eg.
“Now, I know you’re thinking, but, Bill, I already do my part with the “Support Our Troops” magnet I have on my Chevy Tahoe. How much more can one man give?
This appeal from a good friend crossed my desk this morning, by all means contact Alison if you’d like to get in on the action, but I just immediately recalled another speculative helicopter stunt:
“As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!!!”
— Arthur Carlson, WKRP
> — “Alison C. Issen” [firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Hello Friends. Hospice of the Comforter is
> > holding one of their annual fundraisng events
> > on May 27, the Golf Ball Drop. Participants
> > buy tickets for $5 each which puts their name
> > on a golf ball. The day of the event, all golf
> > balls are dropped from a helicopter over a
> > green, and whoever’s ball lands in the hole
> > wins $1000. The great thing about this is that
> > every ticket you buy also includes a $5 coupon
> > for Publix, so you can make your money back at
> > the grocery store while still having the
> > opportunity to win grand prize. The money
> > raised by Hospice of the Comforter is used to
> > pay for services not covered by Medicare,
> > Medicaid, or Insurance, and for those patients
> > who are not covered by any insurance. No one
> > is ever denied hospice services because of
> > inability to pay.
> > I am selling tickets if anyone is interested.
> > Just give me a call or e-mail by May 25, and
> > I’ll find a way to get them to you. Thanks for
> > listening, and if this is not a good time to
> > consider this donation, please, don’t even give
> > it another thought. Alison
Rats…if only I could go back in time and bid. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5563490518
Editor ROBERT FRIEDMAN from the St. Pete Times really captures the gist of it for me..
“(In the event of my incapacitation…) I want the medical geniuses and philosopher kings who populate the Florida Legislature to ignore me for more than a decade and then turn my case into a forum for weeks of politically calculated bloviation.
Read the whole column here
Update: here’s a humorous example of a living will crafted for political ends.