Mom, 87 years old today, said at the birthday coffee table:
"But how come the measles are so deadly these days?
When you were kids, everybody had it. Nobody died,
and I can't remember anyone suffering any consequences
Whereupon big bro exploded in red hot anger, declaring
all dissidents murderers in a loud, long and very passionate
fit. (He was the one to bring the subject up in the first place,
by loudly agreeing with the daily hit-piece in the local news
paper. It is now a long time since yours truly decided never to
talk a word of politics or philosophy with blood family again.)
The Accidental Stoner, on the other hand, has finally learned
by now, to feel no way, let the believers believe and shut the
Haven't had a shot of anything ('cept vodka) in 36
years. Wonder how many innocent babies I've killed?
Even if the believers turn out to be right, they're still wrong.
If the fucking measles start killing people for real, maybe it is
time to ponder, why human babies have gotten so damned weak.