Basket o’ Death claims another victim?
Blog Guy, what’s the most common method of suicide in this country?
It varies according to sex. Women most often poison themselves, and men tend to watch several episodes of “Glee,” back-to-back.
That’s horrible! And what about in other countries?
Most commonly it’s the “Basket o’ Death.”
Yikes! How does that work?
I hate to go into much detail for fear of becoming one of those, you know, assisted death sites.
I understand your reluctance, Blog Guy, but those sites are very successful. They make lots of money, you know.
Really? Well, I guess folks have to learn somewhere, right? Okay, a despondent person fills a dry wicker basket with bits of straw and shredded paper until it’s very combustible, then puts it on their head and smokes a cigarette. Death is quick, but painful.
So you’re saying a spark from your cigarette spreads to the wicker and paper and straw, and the whole thing ignites on your skull, which implodes from the intense heat?
Of course not. Are you nuts? The tobacco kills you. Cigarettes are deadly, Dude!
A laborer lights a cigarette as he walks through a fruit and vegetable market in Lahore October 28, 2010. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza