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Indignitas

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In Switzerland, there's a clinic run by an organisation called Dignitas which helps the terminally ill end their lives in a quiet, respectful, caring way.

However, if you don't fancy something sombre and solemn, go next door to Indignitas, where under the Big Top Circus Tent there are clowns, comedians, custard pies, buckets of whitewash and banana skins, and after you've expired they fire you out of a cannon into a huge tank of purple slime while singing "Ding, dong, the witch is dead" to the accompaniment of honking horns, raspberries and huge springs going BOINGGGGG.

8th of 7, Aug 19 2014

Deathwang Deathwang
fewer clowns, more filling. [Loris, Aug 19 2014]

The Thick of It Series 3 Ep1 http://www.imdb.com...le/tt1534321/quotes
"Hey, do you want me to call Dignitas? I could call Indignitas. They could come around and shove you out of the window, dressed as a clown." [zen_tom, Aug 20 2014]

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       Isn't this just the mission statement of Microsoft customer service?
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 19 2014
  

       I wrote to the US Navy asking, should I die in the US and be arranged by a cooperative undertaker into a general Aeroplane shape, if I could possibly be launched from one of those lovely steam catapults they have. The object was to see if I'd skim nicely.   

       They never wrote back... but I'd have a go at that if I were terminally ill OR dead.
bs0u0155, Aug 19 2014
  

       Could I change the song to something like 'Fish Heads?'
RayfordSteele, Aug 19 2014
  

       "Awwww... Look at Glenn... Your face. On the scrap heap at the tender age of 76, it's no life for you, is it - Glenn-nes. Hey, do you want me to call Dignitas? I could call Indignitas. They could come around and shove you out of the window, dressed as a clown."
-- The Thick Of It, Series 3, Episode 1, 2009.
calum, Aug 19 2014
  

       "I wrote to the US Navy...They never wrote back..."   

       The Ballad of Chasey Lain all over again...
normzone, Aug 19 2014
  

       Oh rats, and there I was thinking I was all clever remembering a reference to an element of popular culture (and successfully Googling it to check) - and bloody [calum] beats me to it!
zen_tom, Aug 20 2014
  

       Wikipedia says most of the clients/victims are Germans or Germanic in, wait for it, the Zurich canton. 21% of those being killed just described themselves as tired, so they needed to pay a doctor to take responsibility. Anyone that humourless shouldn't being doing comedy for a living.
4and20, Aug 21 2014
  

       Any reference to TTOI gets an autobun from me.
Custardguts, Aug 21 2014
  

       Any reference to autobunning references to TTOI gets an autobun from me.
bs0u0155, Aug 21 2014
  

       Am considering asking jutta if I can change my login to [fuckbob shitpants]
calum, Aug 21 2014
  

       What?!?! No Vuvuzelas?
Grogster, Aug 22 2014
  
      
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