Monday, May 2, 2011

I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You ...

... and now he's dead. But first the media and everybody else have to talk about it; it's like a sports event, where the post-game analysis can go on for years, and modern war is a sports event, just as sport is war by other means.

One good thing, though: the killing of Bin Laden has knocked the Royal Wedding off the front pages.

One bad thing: Obama will dine out on the killing of Bin Laden forever, as Bush exploited 9/11. (Yes, we just killed another bunch of innocent civilians, and unemployment is rising again, but I killed Bin Laden.)

One big surprise: one of IOZ' commenters, whom I never thought had the capacity, came up with a genuinely witty remark on the topic, even better than IOZ' himself. Commenter Inkberrow wrote:

We should all hold out for Osama's long form death certificate.

As if to prove once again that satire is outdone by life, the Right is moving in that direction already.