Monday, July 18, 2005

Let Our Enemies Live - For Now



This is just a short note to call off the manhunt for Superblog!! Enemy Number One, Rudolph. A few days ago I finally got back both the DVD and the comic (slightly damaged). I've since both reread and rewatched Ghost World and they're still cool. I also happened to read Clowes latest graphic novel Ice Haven and yeah, it's a pretty impressive book, even if I don't think it's quite the masterpiece of the form it's been hailed as.

But you didn't come here to hear what I have to say about comic books so I'll end by pointing you to the World Death Clock, where you can see how many people are dying while you're watching. During the last 54 seconds a total of 96 people died from the following causes:

18 Infectious and parasitic diseases
2 Tuberculosis
4 AIDS
3 Diarrhoeal diseases
2 Childhood-cluster diseases
1 Measles
1 Malaria
6 Respiratory infections
2 Low birth weight
1 Birth asphyxia and birth trauma
12 Cancers
1 Stomach cancer
1 Colon and rectum cancers
1 Liver cancer
2 Trachea, bronchus, lung cancers
1 Diabetes mellitus
28 Cardiovascular diseases
1 Hypertensive heart disease
12 Ischaemic heart disease
9 Cerebrovascular disease
4 Other cardiovascular diseases
4 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
1 Cirrhosis of the liver
2 Road traffic accidents
1 Other unintentional injuries
1 Self-inflicted injuries

7 comments:

Moocko said...

SB!! - makes you feel good on the INSIDE.

The Stalker said...

SB awesome post inspired me to be a better blogger.

Koala Mentala said...

Thanks Scott, you're my very best friend!

The Stalker said...

Keep up the good work fraggle!

Koala Mentala said...

It's a gorg.

Uncle Sammy said...

Well done indeed. I see now that I can stay in the wilderness for another week.

Koala Mentala said...

Ha! In that case I'll stop blogging now.