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Martin Amis has made a suggestion that there should be euthenasia booths on street corners in a move presumably aimed at stiring people up rather than necessarily any real interest in the matter.

There is a long history of these in fiction through Futurama and Robert Sheckley back to Robert Chambers' Repairer of Reputations back in 1895. Presumably there is now nobody quite old enough left to remember them the first time around.


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Jan. 25th, 2010 02:05 pm (UTC)
Ah, Martin Amis. Didn't he used to be a writer or something?
Jan. 25th, 2010 02:31 pm (UTC)
I never read anything of his I liked, so I stopped looking.
Jan. 25th, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
I hope he's calling for whirling blades.
Jan. 25th, 2010 11:51 pm (UTC)
The whirling blades are just the best!
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