Bits and Pieces

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Nobel Peace Prize for Bush and Blair

So, it seems Bush and Blair have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

So, to celebrate this joyous victory of stupidity over common sense, the Nobel committee have decided to take a similar approach with nominations for the other categories for the next awards. The nominations are listed below.

Physics - Prof. Dick Solomon (aka John Lithgow), for his tireless efforts towards promoting the ideals and values of all physics professors.

Chemistry - Mr. Steven Hager, the renowned editor of High Times Magazine, who has selflessly devoted himself to advancing our ability to get all silly since 1988. Bravo.

Literature - The Rev. Jack Brock, who called the Harry Potter books 'a masterpiece of satanic deception' (I'm inclined to agree).

Economics - Kenneth Lay, disgraced CEO of Enron. Wave your 401k goodbye, guys.

And finally, Physiology and Medicine - Dr. Harold Shipman, convicted on 15 counts of murder of his patients (with 200 further suspicious deaths under investigation).

I'm sure you see the point of this little article. Bush and Blair, if they were to win, would join such people as Mikhail Gorbachev (who essentially ended the Cold War), Nelson Mandela (who essentially ended Apartheid) and Martin Luther King Jr (who essentially ended racial segregation in the US). Is it just me, or is there something deeply wrong with this picture?
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