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)


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.