Friday, February 19, 2010

Curses! Foiled Again!

I read in the paper that the prime minister of Cambodia has put a curse on the prime minister of Thailand.  The quote, from The Nation, is a pretty strange one:  "let magic objects break your neck, may you be shot, be hit by a car, may you be shocked by electricity or [may you be shot] by misfired guns".

I for one am dying to get hold of one of those "magic objects".   They would surely be useful to have around for breaking the odd enemy neck.   And the "misfired guns" are pretty cool, too.  I suppose that to get guns to kill someone not by mistake would be a higher level of curse.

This is why I prefer to live in Asia these days.  Because despite our city-wide wireless, ubiquity of McDonalds and Starbucks, skyscrapers, and high-tech lifestyles, we still live a lot closer to the primal realities of the human condition.  

And witch doctors are certainly cheaper than psychiatrists.

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