Friday, October 12, 2012

"Darwin! Table for one." - Hong Kong woman dies after cancer 'beauty' treatment

"Darwin! Table for one." - Hong Kong woman dies after cancer 'beauty' treatment

Look, this isn't about the Chinese beauty industry nor is it about the supposed treatment that killed this poor patient. In fact, I really couldn't care any less about either. With everything going on in our own backyards right now, caring about this particular incident should rank somewhere below learning to fold thong underwear on one's own personal priority list. So this isn't about that.

It's about too many people, and too many people making dinner reservations with Darwin. What I mean is that the population of the planet has surpassed 7 billion people, that's 7 billion plus people that are fighting for the same natural resources as you. Now, human compassion tells us that they have just as much a right to those resources as you do, and to a degree, they are correct. But why should we make it easier for the dumb ones to survive? Now I'm not talking about people with special needs; taking care of those that through no fault of their own cannot take care of themselves is what sets us apart from the animal kingdom. That, and the ability to vote against our own best interests. But I digress.

I'm talking about those that choose to be stupid through either mental laziness or just plain defiance of the laws of physics. It is because of those people that I think it's time to remove the phrase "Do not eat" from shampoo bottles. It is because of those people that I think it's time to put electrical outlets right next to the bathtub. And it is because of those people that I suggest we start selling running shoes and scissors together as a set.

When I was a kid, we didn't wear helmets when we rode our bikes, we didn't dress like extras from "The Hurt Locker" every time we went skateboarding, and we played football in the street. My point is, it is time to just sit back, let nature take its course, and enjoy the show because it just might be our only hope.

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