Once your spinal cord is cut and your head is severed you will continue to experience the full spectrum of pain, without the heavenly numb of shock-absorbing chemicals, which are back there with your body. You can’t talk, of course, but you can move your lips and appear to scream, and you can focus and blink your eyes, as proved by dozens of deathhouse deals.
A severed head is conscious, and in some ways hyperconscious. The head knows it’s been picked up by the hair and shown to the crowd. The head sees the crowd, hears the crowd, smells the breath of the executioner, thinks happy thoughts, cannot believe how long 40 seconds is, because 40 seconds is how long the average head remains fully aware, if not alive. Forty seconds of indescribable pain and horror.
I really hate it when people make suicide jokes or take it lightly. Honestly, it is never okay to tell someone to die. I don’t care if I’m your best fucking friend, do not ever say that. To anyone. It may be a joke to you, but it could be the end of someone else’s life. Because you never know if that person really is suicidal. You never know if your simple joke is going to trigger her. You never know what kind of reaction your joke is going to elicit. So, best course of action is to not make jokes about suicide, ever.
As someone who has been suicidal, who is still suicidal, I don’t think it’s funny to joke about these sorts of things. This is why abortion, rape, or discriminatory jokes aren’t funny either. You may think you know someone, but in all honesty, you only know what that person has chosen to share with you. It’s better to hold back than to trigger someone. Always.
Please, just think about what you are going to say. You really, really never know.
This is all spot-on. I would also like to add that even if you know that the certain person you’re telling the “joke” to hasn’t had these experiences and, if they’re lucky, no one else in their life has, these “jokes” should never be told. They’re disgusting and makes light of this rape culture we have.