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AlbertJayNock

Humor Impairment

There is a viral status line on facebook that says  "no one should die because they cannot afford health care, and no one should go broke because they get sick. If you agree, please post this as your status for the rest of the day."

I modified it slightly to say ""No one should die because they cannot afford health care, and no one should go broke because they get sick. In fact, no one should die, go broke, or get sick at all." I was poking fun at the utopian notions behind the original  line. I expected to get some reactions saying it was unfair or stupid, or maybe even a couple that liked it and thought it was funny.

Three people hit the like button, which was gratifying. But one of them was someone who'd posted the original, non-facetious line.
It's hard to avoid the conclusion that he didn't know I was being facetious.

Another person actually copied my status line. It gave me a small hope that my little parody might go viral. A small hope mind you. If it does, I'm sure that half the people that post it will think it's serious. That would be funny.

Comments

Good one. Yes, we need a federal War on Death program, costing $400000 trillion, to wipe out dying forever! Why haven't we been doing anything about this killer of one out of every American? :D