William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Friday, 14, May, 2010

Coinkydink?

Filed under: Books,Social Commentary — williamthecoroner @ 22:02

Via Tam, I run across this gem, with the money quote:

Think about the life that a truly conscientious environmentalist must lead! Compared with it, the devout Muslim’s five daily prayers and the pious Jew’s carefully regulated diet are a cakewalk.

It’s funny, because I just ran across several books about “living green” the library’s new books section last Wednesday. The cover blurbs were seemed quite…religious in tone. Not evangelical, they weren’t trying to spread the good news. More…testimony. Sin, repent, and suffer while going green.

I’ve often noticed that humans are the only species that makes life difficult for themselves for the fun of it. Just look at the games of golf and patience. This seems to be another example.

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2 Comments »

  1. Yeah, golf is ONE example, competitive shooting is another… sigh…

    Comment by Old NFO — Saturday, 15, May, 2010 @ 17:09 | Reply

  2. Who was it who wrote that a golf course is a waste of a perfectly good rifle range? I know I read it in Jeff Cooper’s commentaries, but I think he was quoting someone else.

    I wonder if this is some sort of a signaling device? “I’m so happy and well-off that I can make my life unnecessarily difficult and still be happy and well-off. Please help me breed.”

    Comment by bluntobject — Sunday, 16, May, 2010 @ 00:05 | Reply


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