Monday, February 2, 2009

So listening to the radio, I heard a Public Service Announcement regarding "Sudden Adult Death Syndrome." Excuse me, what? In America, of course we have Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), which is when children under a certain age die for unexplained reasons. And so, I imagine this is a similar phenomenon, applied to adults. I can't help but think it's more like Shitty Healthcare Syndrome. When you drop dead, it's not exactly a "syndrome." But I guess people die inexplicably enough here that they had to call it something, and then, as the PSA told listeners, create support groups for the people left behind.


  1. maybe it's a euphemism for suicide?

  2. I had SIDS when I was a kid but I got over it.