Tagged: Suicide

The Simpsons Predicted the Rise of Greta Thunberg – The Simpsons are known as the show that predicts the future

The Simpsons are known as the show that predicts the future. They knew that Donald Trump will become President and … Active, they also expected the rise of Greta Thunberg. 10 years ago. In the seventeenth episode of the twentieth season, “The Good, the Sad and Drugly,” Lisa was assigned to write a report on what Springfield will look like the year 2059. When she discovered online reports on soap used in the drink instead of water, a world war on a small drop of oil, lots of parking still fill for ever, and the last polar bear suicide, she was filled with anxiety and depression and terrified classmates with dark visions of sea level rise of global warming, transforming humanity and plains in a desert and darkness falls on Nineveh. Sounds familiar?

After the speech of the UN Thunberg, people started comparing the tone for the presentation of Lisa, and you can not really blame them for that. Some have even taken further, saying that Greta is the version of the real life of Lisa. And it is not far-fetched, too. Think about it, Lisa is a thinking intelligent young, outspoken girl who is not afraid to important subjects, no matter how many adults try to silence. It is the most important activist of the entire show. Kinda the same way that Greta is now ours.

Christine Chubbuck – Suicide on live TV

Christine Chubbuck is the host of “Suncoast Digest”, a respected public relations program at WXLT-TV in Sarasota, Florida. Breaking format, the guest waits across the studio at the newsreader table; Christine read eight minutes of national news before the tape rolls were broken while describing the shooting at the Beef and Bottle restaurant. Apparently unaffected by technical errors, Christine looked at the camera and said:

“In accordance with Channel 40’s policy of bringing you the latest blood and guts, and living colors, you will see another first: suicide attempts.”

Taking a revolver from under his desk, he placed it behind his left ear and pulled the trigger (he knew this was the most effective way to commit suicide from the police while researching projects for the show). He fell hard forward as the technical director slowly faded to black. Some viewers called 911 while others called the station to see if it was real. Cameraman Jean Reed later stated that he did not believe it was genuine until he saw Christine’s body moving on the floor.