Friday 8 February 2008

There's more to life than what you see

A British police report published today claims Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was killed by a head injury caused by a bomb blast and not an assassin's bullet as was originally thought. It is believed the bomber was a 15 year old boy.

15 years old - he should have been out on his bike or playing cricket or something.

While the promise of 72 virgins in paradise may appeal to more grizzled veterans, I can't begin to imagine what a teenager could want with them. At that age, the mere sight of a member of the opposite sex turned me into a blubbering, stuttering, gibberish-spouting wreck.

I'm convinced the only way to prevent suicide attacks is to play Joni Mitchell records over a tannoy system.

Potential suicide bombers won't be as keen on their fate when they hear that "They've paved paradise and put up a parking lot".

(The title of today's post is brought to you courtesy of 'My Friend of Misery' from the Metallica's empnymously titled 5th Studio album)

2 comments:

Medbh said...

Was it Dawkins or Harris that wrote a piece explaining how the 72 virgins is actually a mistranslation? Supposedly they are promised 72 grapes in heaven for their martyrdom.
Now that's funny.

The Bad Ambassador said...

You know Medbh, as I was typing that post there was a voice in the back of my head loudly protesting that the 72 virgins idea was nothing more than a common misconception.

I went with it more for the alleged comic effect. How successful that may have been is for others to decide.