Monday, November 27, 2006

Checking Out

I've avoided the news completely since Saturday (unless you count "the Atlanta Falcons' receivers suck" as news), so only in the last few hours did I see the rather alarming (unless, like every human on earth, you dislike him) footage of Silvio Berlusconi collapsing at a rally. And even then, I only saw it because I was spending the lunch hour (three hours) at Atlanta's fine Atkins Park pub (doctors suggest that a bar is the best place to spend three hours at midday Monday).

The cause was, apparently, an irregular heartbeat. I remember when I felt hip and cool for having an irregular heartbeat, but now decidedly un-hip George W. Bush and Berlusconi have both suffered its ill effects. Back to the drawing board.

2 comments:

Nanuk of the North said...

Two points:
1) They're saying irregular heartbeat but my theory is he collapsed because his skin is so tight from his countless plastic surgeries he can't breathe normally anymore.
2) What kind of person thinks it's cool to have an irregular heart beat? Is this not desperately searching for coolness in any way, shape or form? These are rhetorical questions.

gsdgsd13 said...

I had allegedly been treating myself to some afternoon drinks before I wrote that, so concepts like "coherence" and "sense" go right out the window. Fly, little concepts! Fly away!