Saturday, April 03, 2004

No, I would not say 'benefit.'

A printing services shop in Wellington Ohio is getting some flack for their advertising tastes: Special Effects set up a window display showing how they could help you write a better suicide note. The display showed an overturned table beneath a pair of legs (meant to be someone hanging) and two suicide notes, one sloppily handwritten, the other professionally printed. Local blowhards have gotten their panties in a bunch over this, acknowledging that life (in Ohio? the entire US? the world?) is already so fucking miserable that people "need messages encouraging life, not death". I'm thinking of starting a donation campaign to rent out a theater in that town to show 'Harold & Maude' for free, but I'm guessing a lot of people just wouldn't get it.