My take on the fourth season of Arrested Development for The Atlantic
First, be quick; lose no time; every second counts in the race with death.
Second, loosen all clothing.
Third, lift the body between you, with the head hanging down … Grasp it by the upper arms with a good hold and seize the front part of the legs with the hands by passing the arms between them.
Fourth, shake the body up and down two or three times so as to free the mouth and nostrils from slime and water.
Fifth, place the victim upon his back …
Sixth, draw the tongue well forward and tie it with your handkerchief so that it will not fall back and block the pharynx, thus choking the individual and making all your efforts useless.
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My first appearance as a semi-regular correspondent on NPR’s All Sides with Ann Fisher