Thursday, February 25, 2010

Due to (un)popular demand...

Ooh, things are getting scary! It's true when they say that if you can't say anything positive, then it's better to say nothing at all. It's true that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. It's true that it's the easiest thing in the world to criticise. It's true that the earth is flat. It's true that the Sun revolves around the Sun. It's true that democracy is over-rated. It's true that being an armchair critic is easier than being critical of armchairs (I'll let you chew over the meaning of that one...hahaha). It's true that truth is relative. It's true that Socrates drank poison. It's true that Washington DC was modelled on Rome, and therefore that makes Barack Obama the postmodern Caesar - although I hope he's using Cicero as his inspiration rather than Sulla. It's true that things don't always go the way you want. It's true that sometimes the truth can hurt. It's true that the average life expectancy is around 75 years in the Western World, though it drops to around 55 in some parts of Glasgow. It's true that Americans spends roughly four times as much as the rest of the Western World on health care, and for their efforts have an average life expectancy that is somewhat less than the rest of the Western World. It's true that oil makes the world go round; money just helps the oil go round. Around, around, around the merry-go-round we go. Merry, merry, merry. Go, go, go. He he he. Ha ha ha. Am I laughing? Yes, I am.