Saturday, June 27, 2009

Some random thoughts on current events...

I'll get Michael Jackson out of the way first, since the subject of his demise seems unavoidable. He was a fantastic pop artist, and a troubled individual, and it is sad to see him go - as it is sad for anybody to die. I make no jokes about his skin colour, allegations of abuse, or suspicions of plastic surgery. He was what he was, whatever that may have been, and I'm sad that I'll never be able to see him perform live.

Farrah Fawcett has also passed away. I knew next to nothing about her, but I'm sure she'll be missed.

A family has won a $800,000 lawsuit against another family because their son fell/jumped from an unsafe bunkbed, acquiring head injuries and mental problems in the process. Although if he jumped, I'd have to argue that he had mental problems to begin with. The judge in this case deemed it more likely that he slipped rather than jumped; however given that the kid was 10 years old at the time, I'm betting he jumped. Anyway, I'd like to take this opportunity to once again picket for the removal of all safety signs and labels, and the abolition of civil law entirely.

That's about all that's going on in the world that I can be bothered making comment on right now. Sleep well, everybody.

1 comment:

Ponita in Real Life said...

Mr. Jackson was 6 months younger than me... but the guy never had a chance to have a normal life and I cannot imagine the stress he lived with for more than 40 years.

How are you doing? Only 10 days, your little floating baby says. How exciting! I bet you are more than ready for this to be over with so the next phase of life can start!