Archive for November 2010
”War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.” -John Stuart Mill
The HD just said goodbye to a long-time neighbor and World War II vet who is moving into a old folks home out of town. Sad times.
2:50 AM -HDHQ- Editor’s note: sorry for filing this story so late. The HD and company saw “Paranormal Activity 2” tonight so it’s probably best not to sleep, ever.
On Sunday, a suicide bomber (spoiler alert: the retirement package isn’t all it’s cracked up to be) wounded 32 people in Istanbul. Fortunately, none of the HD’s sources were harmed. The HD’s main man in Istanbul was able to provide this reaction:
Yeah everything is cool. The city didnt even react dude, I went for a run along the Bosporus and people were still fishing and having coffee and no even mentioned. There was more of a crowd up for the football match in the evening. Strange I think, obviously someone just doesnt dig on youtube……
Indeed. The enemies of YouTube have no decency! However, correlation called causation. He left a voicemail saying that it wasn’t him.
The reaction of Istanbul’s population is interesting. It brings to mind the Moscow Metro bombing in March in which 38 people were killed. At that time, the HD’s Moscow man provided a similar Russian reaction in which people went about their day and were back on the trains within hours.
Maybe some have accepted that terrorism has become a part of daily life. Or maybe those in Istanbul and Moscow thought it was all just a bit silly to give in to that “nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which (attempts to) paralyze” us in our daily lives. Good for them for not letting the insanity of it all ruin their day.
In conclusion, unless you are the one conducting the suicide bombing, you are more likely to die in a car accident, drowning, fire, or murder than you would in a terrorist attack. The HD would even go so far as to say you are more likely to die from watching the movie “Paranormal Activity 2” than you would in a terrorist attack. Maybe the movie was a plot by the Terry Wrists to keep fear alive! Either way, don’t give in to the fear. In the same way that “we ultimately vanquish terrorism when we refuse to be terrorized“, we ultimately stop directors from making bad movies when we refuse to see them.
Stay safe, stay vigilant, but stay saucy as well.