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Jay Currie

One Damn Thing After Another

11/10/2004

Pining for the Fjords - Medically Explained

Giving new meaning to "Officially Dead", the Troll of Ramallahtm isn't going to be dead until the Palestinian Authority says he's dead which may, given the likliehood of agreement between that gang of thugs, amount to a new form of life extension.

David Frum blogged that he thought the Troll's repose might be due to AIDS and has a gleeful time speculating about how the militantly anti-gay Palestinians would like them apples. The Monger - fettered with an MD - has a rather grimmer speculation as to what may have finished the bastard. It is worth reading both because it is so well written and because it so aptly illutrates what a doctor is thinking when confronted with a set of symptoms. Our bodies betray us in so many ways.

Update: The Blue Troll of Ramallah as Monty Python sketch meme takes off....

Doctor: No no he's not dead, he's, he's restin'! Remarkable fellow, the Ramalah Blue Troll, idn'it, ay? Beautiful beard!

Mujahedeen: The beard doesn't enter into it. He's stone dead.

D: Nononono, no, no! 'E's resting!

M: All right then, if he's restin', I'll wake him up!

(shouting at the supine figure on Hospital bed)

'Ello, Mister Arafat! I've got a lovely fresh plate of cous cous for you if you wake up now...(Mujahedeen whacks Arafat about the head with a goat leg)

D: There, he moved!

M: No, he didn't, that was you hitting the bed!
read the whole thing at canada's 5th column


Update 2: "Bring out your dead"...Monty Python at Polspy...