Thursday, June 16, 2005

Terri Schiavo, According to South Park

As Edith Bunker once famously commented, "It's amazing how coincidences always seem to happen at the same time!"

On the same day that the results of the Terri Schiavo autopsy come out (i.e., yesterday), proving that Schiavo's parents, along with Madame Phony Baloney Virginia Foxx and all the rest of the Christian Right, didn't have a clue what they were pontificating about, the indispensible "South Park" did an episode called "Friends Forever," which involved poor Kenny in a Schiavoesque feeding-tube crisis. Heaven, it turns out, desperately needs Kenny, but Satan and his minions conspire to revive the dead Kenny and keep him on a feeding tube to deprive him of the Pearly Gates. (It's complicated, okay?) Best line: when it appears that the forces of Heaven might prevail to let Kenny die, Satan's evil sideman Kevin (a dead ringer for Supreme Chancellor Palpatine) chuckles wickedly: "We'll do what we always do ... use the Republicans!"

O bliss!

They killed Kenny (the bastards!), but they wouldn't let Kenny die (the idiots!).

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