September 01, 2004

"Do you mean that anybody who is not donating a kidney is taking someone's life?"
"Yes," Kravinsky said. "So, by your terms, I'm a murderer?" "Yes," Kravinsky said. Philanthropy, jainism or masochism? It's a long piece but well worth the read.
  • A fascinatingly good link. Thanks.
  • If we could sell kidneys, I offer one up in a heartbeat for the right price.
  • Since I'm apparently already a murderer, I may as well start wearing fur, switch to a pure meat diet, and take up drink-driving my 2 miles/gallon SUV down the street while shooting at random intervals from my window with my assault-style rifle. Do Not Cross...A Man With Nothing To Lose
  • I would also sell drivingmenuts' kidney in a heartbeat.
  • "you know what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna get myself a 1967 Cadillac El Dorado convertible, hot pink with whaleskin hub caps and all leather cow interior and big brown baby seal eyes for headlights, yeah! And I'm gonna drive around in that baby at 115 mph, getting one mile per gallon, sucking down quarter pounder cheese burgers from McDonald's in the old-fashioned non-biodegradable styrofoam containers and when I'm done sucking down those grease ball burgers, I'm gonna wipe my mouth with the American flag and then I'm gonna toss the styrofoam container right out the side and there ain't a God damned thing anybody can do about it. You know why? Because I got the kidneys, that's why."
  • leather cow interior (SFW)
  • Oh hell yeah. That'll go nicely with the horns on the hood.
  • Can I just rent one of them out, maybe?
  • It is possible to get too deep in philosophy, and I believe Mr. Kravinsky does just that. He's arguing from a logical perspective, and he has done some very good things, but in the context of human evolution, he's bisecting nature.
  • I don't see the problem: if you aren't prepared to act as an organ donor, you can go to the back of the queue for recieving them. Well, that's my solution every time I hear that it's "culturally insensitive" to suggest more Maori might like to sign up in New Zealand, anyway.