Friday, April 08, 2005

The Pope copes on the slope with a hope, and then dies

Well done Blogger on being offline so often recently! You're almost on the internet as little as me nowadays. Anyway, nice to be with you again. Continuing the one-post trend that involves Controversial and Current Important and Topical People, I write to ask: who could care less about the Pope dying? Apart from Catholics, necrophiles, tax inspectors, and so on. Brave of me, I know. But really, the amount of coverage given over to him would indicate that he was our head of state; the content of the coverage suggests he's the head of state of a Catholic theocracy much bigger than just the Vatican. It's all said better by Christopher Hitchens, who clearly likes the sound of his own typing, but it's forgivable because the sound of his writing is always good [Fired - Retired PC Gamer Ed]. It's said better just, about.. here!: Phew, I thought that would never end. Normal service will resume never.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Schiavo Miavo

Every blogger and his grandmother (God rest her soul, she was a sharp one) has written about some woman called Terri Schiavo, to the extent that I don't even need to look up the spelling of her name [cue angry emails decrying my poor spelling and judgment from no-one at all]. In case you are profoundly deaf, can't read and have no friends [in which case, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to harm you], she's a woman who died very slowly, because other people argued about how she should die, whilst she didn't mind so much. Or something. I tried to resist giving my own two cents, because for such a small amount the commission on the currency exchange is formidable; but then I read possibly the only article that actually made any sense of the whole thing, by almost totally ignoring the morals of it. Given that it's none of our business, this is a damn fine attitude to take. The article can be found by clicking on certain words in this very post -- yes!, this very post! Go find 'em. The Economics of the End of Life - Mises Institute Did you find the article? Good for you! Go have a biscuit as a reward. Shoo. I'm trying to run a blog here.