Students for Suicide Pills?
September 4, 2001 5:47 PM   Subscribe

Students for Suicide Pills? On October 12th, 1984, 1900+ students turned out to vote on a referendum asking that their university's Health Services be allowed to offer cyanide pills in the event of nuclear war.

57% of students said they wanted it.
posted by Fat Elvis (11 comments total)
Ah 1984... in those days everyone turned out for everything. That's what having no Internet did to you then.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:13 PM on September 4, 2001

Well, heck, what's so strange about that? Option A: painful death, Option B: easy death. It's not like they force you to take them. It's like giving out free condoms... um, sorta.
posted by whatnotever at 6:16 PM on September 4, 2001

an interesting sidenote for "privileged students" in "crew neck sweaters".
It's gotta be the sweaters, man.

Crew neck? Suicide pills.

V-neck? Ambivalent.

Cardigan? Wants a basement fallout shelter.

Cable knit? Has a basement fallout shelter.

Sweater vest? Push the freakin' button!
posted by dcehr at 6:31 PM on September 4, 2001

Luckily, resourceful college students came up with another plan called the "Binge Drinking Liberation". Every year hundreds of students practice drinking close to death in case a nuclear war were to strike.
posted by geoff. at 6:47 PM on September 4, 2001

kids today. dumbasses. dont they realize that Hank The Dwarf died today. mostly for their sins.
posted by tsarfan at 6:55 PM on September 4, 2001

geoff, I think that's a bi-weekly event, now...
posted by whatnotever at 7:07 PM on September 4, 2001

They just want them so they can slip 'em into their roommates' drink and then get straight A's because of the "stress" involved with having your roommate die.
posted by kingmissile at 8:30 PM on September 4, 2001

oh shyt... hank the dwarf died?
posted by lotsofno at 8:33 PM on September 4, 2001

Wow, he's right. Hank's dead.
posted by aaron at 9:27 PM on September 4, 2001

Wow, he's right. Hank's dead.
posted by aaron at 9:58 PM on September 4, 2001

lol, how do you double-post 31 minutes later?
posted by lotsofno at 12:47 AM on September 5, 2001

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