RE: in shock

Date: Mon Feb 26 2001 - 22:14:39 PST

Good points, kragen, but ya don't get breast cancer from smoking. (: As
far as dying of lung cancer because of smoking is concerned, since I'm
such a fucking addict, I subscribe to what Kurt Vonnegut says about
smoking being the only respectable form of suicide. (If anyone knows
which preface of which book he wrote all this stuff in, I'll give you a
cookie, cuz I'll be damned if I can find it) Nah, not really. I'd much
rather run smack into a wall than die of cancer.
C, who has also been exposed to massive amounts of DDT down here in MS
from the mosquito trucks, which DOES cause breast cancer. (:

On Mon, 26 Feb 2001 wrote:

> "Lisa Dusseault" <> writes:
> > Yeah, right. The man was 49 years old. I doubt that most people would be
> > willing to sacrifice twenty years of their life to die in your approved
> > fashion.
> >
> > What you've just said is, everybody who died of breast cancer, prostate
> > cancer or leukemia, died the WRONG WAY. There's no right way to die and for
> > you to suggest otherwise is a slap in the face to anyone who's lost someone
> > they loved to cancer.
> I'd rather die doing something heroic than die of breast cancer,
> prostate cancer, or leukemia; I'd rather live courageously and die
> because of my courage than live timidly and long; and I approve of
> other people doing the same thing. I think Martin Luther King, Jr.,
> died the right way. I don't think that statement slights the many
> people who fought the same fight and lived.
> Doing dangerous things sometimes costs you your life. Sometimes it's
> worth it. Will Earnhardt's family agree with his decision to risk his
> life and eventually lose it for NASCAR? I don't know. I suppose if
> his son thinks it was a stupid way to die, he'll find another career.
> (I don't think it's something I'd give my life for, but I guess I
> don't think as much of car racing as some people do.)
> I think dying of breast cancer because you smoked for fifty years is
> an ignoble way to die. I know many smokers who disagree with me.
> I'd also rather die quickly and painlessly, knowing I was going to
> die, than die slowly and in agony. I don't suppose Earnhardt knew he
> was going to die, but he had the other stuff right.

"Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases, think for yourself." --Doris Lessing,
British writer

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