In light of the Terry Schiavo situation I've come to realize that the one thing I really don't want to see right before I pass into the great beyond is the grim specter of Jesse Jackson hovering ghoulishly by my bedside.
As I see it the only way to avoid that fate worse even than the fate-worse-than-death of being kept alive as a vegetable, is to make sure that I make a clean, quick and final exit before the vultures can gather.
Short of the psychic manifestation of an outraged ghost, it seems like the most practical way to do this is to make damned sure that you have a Living Will. So now I've got one and you should get one too.
After much searching on the net, I found a number of sources for Living Will forms and sample living wills, but the problem with a generic form is that what constitutes a legal Living Will varies a great deal from state to state, though mostly the requirements are pretty simple.
By far the best place to set up your Living Will online - because it's free, comprehensive, easy to use and has versions for all the states - is legaldocs.com. They'll ask you the basic initial questions then provide you with a nice printable form which you can print, finish filling out and then have signed by the number of witnesses required by your state. Another site worth checking out is MedLawPlus.com which will create your living will for a small fee, but much more valuable is their database of the specific state by state requirements for your living will. I'd use them for general info and go to Legaldocs.com for creating the actual form for free. Note that all of these forms include multiple options as far as what you stipulate should happen to you, whether your preference is for a clean exit or as much advanced care and extreme measures as they can pull out of the medical bag of tricks or somewhere inbetween.
Now, just as all these sites say, I'm not a lawyer and none of this constitutes legal advice and I don't endorse any of these forms or websites. However, not wanting to be the next celebrity vegetable, I now have a nice Living Will courtesy of legaldocs.com and that's the best endorsement I can give in my non-lawyerly way.