Oh, You Think I’m Bitter?

Check this out. A friend said at lunch today, “You know, I can’t wait for the bird flu to hit. You know, thin out the herd a bit.” Then we talked about the effects felt by Western civilization as a result of the Black Plague and the Great Fire of 1666. And did you know that the most new cases of AIDS last year was in India? I would have thought Botswana, Zimbabwe, or South Africa — but that may be new cases as a percentage of the total population.

Happy Holiays, everybody!

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.