Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Euthanasia... For Fun and Profit

Finally, a concept for humane euthanasia, the Euthanasia Coaster, a roller coaster designed to kill its passengers.

The perfect solution to the death penalty.  I'll bet they'll be lining up to go out with a bang!  And what a great spectator event.  Attendance to rival NASCAR.  Sensors could tell spectators the exact time of death and wagering would be intense, even more exciting than the horses.  The income from these babies could support the entire penal system, and it would be super-efficient.  Each client would be encapsulated in their own container that simply rolls off of the coaster and into the incinerator at the end of the run.  No muss, no fuss.  One less thug to terrorize society while providing their victims some entertainment to boot.  How can you beat that?

The Euthanasia Coaster was designed and made into a model by Julionas Urbonas, a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art in London.  According to Urbonas, the concept is to take lives with, "elegance and euphoria."  The seven loops put the body under such stress that it causes the brain to be starved of oxygen so that everyone will go out euphoric and smiling.

I don't know about you, but I would die of fright after the first plunge.

Euthanasia Coaster from Julijonas Urbonas on Vimeo.


  1. Mr C - this roller coaster concept is so amazing and astounding that I'll have to come back when I'm not already late to work and look at it again.
    Meanwhile, you posed a question in my comments the other day, and I found an answer.
    See you soon

  2. The prospect of getting on that puppy would be enough to keep ME on the straight and narrow. Then again, if one considers that the builder of any roller coaster is generally the one with the lowest bid, you could argue that any roller coaster holds the potential for performing said euthanasia. Minus the incinerator, of course.

  3. My wife gives me excessive crap over it but I don't do roll coasters. Pretty much for the reason Susan said, I was riding up one once and saw a loose bolt. Never said anything aboout it because the drop came a second later.

  4. OMG, did I have to come here just before bedtime?
    The mere thought of the sedate, old-fashioned kind of roller-coaster makes me feel ill. This is a joke, right? Give me a lethal injection any time.

    Your previous post was 125% spot on!

    And there are some classical, orchestral musicians who, although pay is very important, wouldn't wish to do any other kind of job, although musicians never get rich. I know, I'm married to one.

  5. I guess I am a hypocrite because I am against the death penalty, but I believe people should be able to die with dignity.

    But I will take a needle any day. I hate all rides except the Ferris Wheel and the merry go round.

  6. Alright ladies, ya'll are takin' this stuff to serious now.

  7. holey shiz, Mr. C! Lovely post...I can see it now...Come on, come all...this could definitely delete a few ill-reputes...I love it! hahahaha

  8. Mr. Charleston this is just the cat’s meow. I mean sign me up!!.
    I think they should build this thing in Texas, just out side of Austin, right up against that Formula One track they are building.
    If the Bachmann/Paul ticket wins the election in 2012 I want to be on one of the first cars out. Dang! I’ll even try to swing a ticket for JadedJ.
    Hell, all the bad asses they are killing down in Texas will be lining up and admitting to every crime in the nation, just to get a free ride.
    Them, bastards at GitMo would spill all they know to get out of the lockup and onto the free ride.
    Hell, Charlie Sheen, when he has spent all his bucks, would take the Winning Torpedo tour for one last ride.
    Damn this is a great country.

  9. Can we build it somewhere close to the steps of the US Congress?


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