On Time magazine's website you can find all kinds of jaunty Top 10 lists. Top 10 Iconic Junk Foods. Top 10 Zoo Escapes. Top 10 Racy Novels.
But Time has now set a record with one of the most tasteless and repellent items I can remember reading anywhere: Top 10 Comas. (Thanks to the science blogger Ed Yong for calling attention to this.)
These are people, some famous, some not, who lingered in comas before dying. The ranking is based on something only Time's editors could possibly imagine. Picture a group of them sitting around discussing whether Sunny von Bulow's coma topped Terri Schiavo's. Or whether either topped that of a 6-year-old girl who lapsed into a coma after anesthesia for an appendectomy.
Time: Take the damn thing down!