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This post was published more than 12 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 12 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 12 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Breaking news in the last few minutes that a 71 year-old grandfather has been filmed being barbarically killed using an ancient method of state killing after a highly criticised show trial in an unstable country. This is, apparently, ‘justice’.

And this from the side of the angels? Oh, how they’ve fallen.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Mort Karman


by Mort Karman

Comment posted at 18:19 on 31st December 2006.

I suppose hanging him was the way to go, so far as the officials were concerned. I think more would have been done had he been allowed to use his influence to try to curb the wholesale killings going on in that God-forsaken country of Iraq.
On the other hand-now that he is dead- I hope he does go to his Valhalla-but instead of 70 virgins- I hope he spends eternity with my ex-wives.


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 01:09 on 3rd January 2007.

You have 70 ex-wives, Mort? 😯

Only kidding… I’m against capital punishment, but don’t propose to have much of a better idea in the circumstances… If I wasn’t me, I’d probably be criticising me!


Comment from Mort Karman


by Mort Karman

Comment posted at 15:24 on 3rd January 2007.

No, I don’t have 70 ex wives. It sometimes seemed like that when I had to pay for the results of my mistakes, though. I only have 2-ex wives.
Joyce was a witch. She divorced me because I could not spel.
Linda is now 60. She replaced me (I am now 63) with a 23 year old. Enough said about that.
If you don’t get it right the first or second time, keep trying.
Current wife Dorothy is a retired schoolteacher. She is a good Christian wife.
Her I want to keep.
The first two I will gladly give Saddam.


Comment from Mort Karman


by Mort Karman

Comment posted at 16:17 on 6th January 2007.

As a medical student you must know what it is like to run out of cough syrup in the middle of the night.
A few nights ago this happened to my wife and the only thing we had in the house was the cough stuff the vet prescribed for our dog.
Since wife was really feeling badly, I gave it to her.
It worked-stopped the cough-but a short while later she bit my leg.
It could have been worse.
She kept looking at the fire hydrant in the yard…..


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