We’ve talked about priorities before and I’d like to discuss a couple that still appear a little skewed. First of all, what’s the deal with all the diseases? We should have knocked most of them out of the park by now. Do we have to start naming every new strain of flu like we do hurricanes just to get doctors to pay attention? We seem to have plenty of doctors and they seem to be smart enough to at least move to America. I see about 6, play golf with several hundred more and they all have accents and I can guarantee none of them are from Alabama. My suggestion is they work less on their golf swing and dissect more flies and mosquitoes so I don’t have to get a shot every year. And an adjunct to this subject is organ transplants. I’m a big proponent of organ donation mainly because it’s the easiest thing to do. Hell, I give away old clothes and furniture; after I’m gone I might as well be an orange sofa. Conversely, while at this point in time I’m not currently in the market for any replacement parts, at my current rate of abuse I’m trying to plan ahead and at this stage of our evolution, it just seems a little barbaric that I’ll need to be hooked up to a 9-volt battery and an egg timer while I wait for some guy to be driving the wrong way on a freeway. Now I don’t expect a body parts store to open next door to my Pep Boys but haven’t we been around long enough to have a pretty good aftermarket need for organs? Being a giving person, I’d like to offer a couple of solutions. Firstly, graduating doctors would be locked in the basement of the Mayo Clinic and would have to invent something before being released into the public arena to make the big bucks tackling sexual dysfunction. There would be a body chart on the wall and they could just take their pick and get to work. As a bonus, once they had done it, we would wipe out their student loans. Secondly, let’s get all the geeks out there inventing useless iPhone apps to do some real work. There is already an app that will blow out the candles on your cake. Find the guy who came up with that and put him in a cage until he invents a lung.
I have one last thought on skewed priorities and that is I have discovered there is an alarmingly large percentage of us who actually believe God cares about who wins the Super Bowl. Did I skip that chapter in the Bible or Koran? I can tell you that my version doesn’t go Genesis, Exodus, NFL, Deuteronomy. My personal depiction of Heaven has St Peter with his tally book that lets people in, puts them on hold or sends them farther south to a decidedly warmer climate. He’s not using the book to take bets and he doesn’t care that the spread is 3 ½ or the over/under is 41. Do you think the Gods are up there making bets like they were the mayors of the competing cities? And what would they bet? If you win I’ll send you Sister Theresa but if I win, I get Gandhi. The mayors of San Francisco and Baltimore have a bet; if San Francisco wins they get to send Baltimore their fog and if Baltimore wins, they get to send San Francisco their criminals. I know…I thought it would be something like crab cakes and wine but they don’t like each other much.
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