Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Two media items, neither particularly 'safe for work' viewing.
First is a story from The Moth (a live performance series involving writers/comedians/etc. telling unscripted stories from their lives). The piece of interest can be found here (this will bring up a streaming audio version of it; you can also find it in podcast form on iTunes; if you're having trouble with this try this page and scroll down to Mike Destefano: Franny's Last Ride.) The story - Franny's Last Ride - is an emotional, angry, at times funny, and very personal telling of this man's loss of his girlfriend from AIDS - her story going in and out of hospice care, what it was like to be a couple of young 'junkies' in hospice care, etc. Full of profanity, so be warned.
This is off topic, but I've become quite enamored of this Podcast of late and I highly highly recommend this story: one of the funniest things I've ever heard.
The Onion has posted a video news story: Courageous Man Refuses To Believe He Has Cancer. As is usual with The Onion it's insensitive, horrifying, spot-on, and hilarious. I don't think it quite lives up to the subversive glory of this one however (see my comments on it here).
"If I listened to those doctors, I'd probably be in a hospital bed right now."
Courageous Man Refuses To Believe He Has Cancer