South Burlington cartoonist Harry Bliss, whose art appears in the New Yorker, Seven Days and several best-selling children's books, found a new subject to illustrate for Vermonters — the woebegone Vermont Health Connect.
In an eight-minute video posted to his Facebook page, Bliss entertains himself while being left on hold by representatives of the state-run health exchange. He had requested a printed invoice five months earlier, to no avail.
"This actually makes me want to kill myself," he says while enduring some unspeakably bad elevator music, and holds a knife to his wrist and neck. The video also features some sweet dance moves, a sheep puppet and ... Well, see for yourself.