Thursday, June 29, 2006

Incendiary device

The Age of Unreason comes another step closer as Sri Lanka teeters on the brink of renewed civil war, not the least depressing feature of which is the concept of Buddhist terrorism. Can there be any more complete betrayal of everything Buddhism stands for than deliberate slaughter? It’s utterly beyond satire.

Far better in the good old days, when all they did was to come around and set fire to themselves at you. And ultimately far more effective too. After all, just when you'd got the carpet replaced, they’d re-incarnate, come back, and do it again...


An angry Buddhist makes his point, yesterday. There’s no school like the old school.

12 comments:

Rob said...

They want to fucking behave themselves. I'm importing stuff from there, and I don't want it incinerated, bhuddists or no.

staghounds said...

Also they had best leave my Ceylon tea alone.

Ivan the Terrible said...

I reckon we're seriously underestimating their capacity for mischief. These Sri Lankans put curry powder on their breakfast cereal, you know. Call that a recipe for a life of quiet contemplation? 'Cos I don't.

Gorilla Bananas said...

I don't think the do-it-yourself barbecue in really in keeping with the tenets of the creed either. There's too much ego involved.

Ivan the Terrible said...

Those Buddhists, eh? It's always me me me...

Aunty Marianne said...

Not again. I'm fed up of bloody demining them.

They can demine themselves next time.

We had a guy set fire to himself in the lobby at work once. Normally they just set fire to their tractor tyres, but it's amazing how far a French farmer will go to keep the Common Agricultural Policy.

Ivan the Terrible said...

A French farmer in flames, eh? Quite a dilemma. Does one piss on him, or throw on extra kindling? I would be paralysed with indecision...

Desargues said...

Perhaps Jose Bove could resort to that kind of extreme protest? He'd be much missed, I'm sure...

Ivan the Terrible said...

That'd be sweet. We could grill hamburgers on him. Big Macs would be most appropriate, but failing that a flame-grilled whopper would do...

Desargues said...

He'd make one helluva cock flambé, I'm sure.

Desargues said...

Or is that spotted dick?

Aunty Marianne said...

I'm joking about the farmer of course.

In fact, and this is absolutely the truth, we shared a building (SDME) with the Belgian Immigration Services, and he was an asylum seeker about to be deported from Belgium.

As the Belgian officials stood around wondering how to deal with it all, a passing EU official put him out by beating him with the Welcome mat.