Thursday, February 21, 2008

The rich history of humanity...

...was brought to mind last night while watching the lunar eclipse. Every time I see one, I'm reminded of P.J. O'Rourke's line about shamans back in the old days; something along the lines of "Oh no, look! Sky Dragon is eating Moon Woman! Give me silver and I will make him spit her back out again."

Come to think of it, politicians use that one a lot these days, too.

3 comments:

jimbob86 said...

"Sky Dragon is eating Moon Woman! Give me silver and I'll make him spit her out again!"

...... sounds like the GW oracle's basic arguement to me, in a nutshell.........

phlegmfatale said...

I was thinking of the same thing last night - how much bank sheisters of old must have made off the eclipse process.

Kristopher said...

But what if I want Sky Dragon to eat Moon Woman?

Think of the Dragons!