Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
--C.S. Lewis--

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Britain Produces Anti-Stab Knife

Since I can't think of anything better to say, I'll just echo Frank J. over at IMAO. If your society is contemplating a stab-proof knife (although, not to quibble with Frank, isn't this knife really just stab-resistant), it's actually a lot more dignified to just roll over and die as a civilization. What really saddens me though, is that according to the article, this was due to a recommendation by a group of physicians. It just goes to show that education and wisdom have little to no correlation.

Meanwhile over in Japan, the men are wearing bras and makeup.

Can we have a fundraiser to buy a copy of this book for every man in both nations?

You just know that somewhere up in heaven Winston Churchill and Hideki Tojo are sharing a drink and crying on each other's shoulder.