Video: Local Cartoonist Lampoons Vermont Health Connect | Off Message
Pin It

Monday, September 15, 2014

Video: Local Cartoonist Lampoons Vermont Health Connect

Posted By on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 3:24 PM

click to enlarge screenshot_2014-09-15_15.06.03.png
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. 

The customer service representative sometimes interrupts Bliss to explain that his problem isn't as urgent as some other people's. "We have thousands of these," she says. "Thousands."

"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.

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

Pin It

About The Author

Mark Davis

Mark Davis

Mark Davis is a Seven Days staff writer.

Comments (8)

Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

Keep commenting classy! Read our guidelines...

Note: Comments are limited to 300 words.

Social Club

Like Seven Days contests and events? Join the club!

See an example of this newsletter...

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative

All content © 2017 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401
Website powered by Foundation