And since we're using irreverent humor to break the morbid mood, I might as well include George Carlin's thoughts on the subject du jour while I'm at it:
"People talk about, 'Aw pull the plug on me. If I'm ever like that. If I'm comatose. If I'm like a vegetable. Pull the plug on me.' F*CK YOU, LEAVE MY PLUG ALONE! Get an extension cord for my plug! I want everything you got: tubes, cords, plugs, probes, electrodes, IVs! You got something, stick it in me man! You find out I got a hole I didn't know I had, put a f*ckin plug in it! 'Vegetable' shit, I don't care if I look like an artichoke! Saaaaaave my ass."