Choose & Perish?

Choose the form of the Destructor.

From a movie replete with them, this memorable scene comes to mind now and again: the interaction between the Ghostbusters squad and the Devil Minx (pretty sure that’s how the credits listed her role). Sometimes all we can do is choose the form of trouble, “whether there’s trouble” not being an option.

Although we can’t always choose how, when, or whether trouble will visit, we can sometimes choose how we see it: as sad or absurd. Matt Gurney is a thoughtful journalist with a wicked sense of humour. This small but representative sample of his tweets shows how he has fun.

It’s time for a Canadian Jovian moon
manned exploration program.
On the recent call for a renewed focus on electoral reform

And this time, they MEAN the thing they’ve been pledging to do for children since I WAS A CHILD.
On the Liberals’ recent re-re-re-pledge to move toward
a national childcare system

On the recent discovery by archaeologists
of 100 unopened coffins in Egypt

– On NASA’s release earlier this year of UFO videos

Life gives us lots of opportunities to cry; we might have to work at making opportunities to laugh. But if we choose to laugh, maybe we won’t perish.

Take that, Devil Minx.

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2 Responses to Choose & Perish?

  1. Ahhh. Someone who shares my perhaps unreasonable (to archeologists) wish that things buried should stay buried, particularly in environments where no further deterioration will happen. I recently read about a new field. Ice archeologists are discovering items about 2000 years old in the retreating glaciers. Now those items need to be conserved, because less than frigid air temperatures will destroy them. Along with everything thing else in those once-icy regions.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Judith – 🙂 As we watch documentaries of archaeologists digging up Roman burial sites in Britain, I wonder how the scientists would feel if the shovels came to a cemetery near them. I know how indigenous people all over the world feel about their ancestors and their ancestors’ stuff being on display in foreign museums.

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