Thursday, August 31, 2006

Gene pool cleansed

A man in Orissa was so shocked after he heard that his wife had given birth to a girl child that he fell to the ground, hit his head against a wall and succumbed to his injuries.
and this
A priest has died after trying to demonstrate how Jesus walked on water. Evangelist preacher Franck Kabele, 35, told his congregation he could repeat the biblical miracle. But he drowned after walking out to sea from a beach in the capital Libreville in Gabon, west Africa.
If I hear Darwin correctly, what this means is that due to the non-proliferation of genetic material in these two men, there is a slimmer possibility of our future great-grandchildren trying to walk on water or falling to their death after conceiving a girl child. I therefore applaud these two men for removing themselves from the global gene pool, thus improving the chances of survival for the human species. I also request you to do your part. If you have a friend who is skeptical about gravity, please do not try to dissuade him from jumping off a building.


Anonymous said...

I'm first to comment!!!
Arundhati Roy: "He could walk on water, but could he swim on land?"

-your loyal anonymous reader-

RobRoy said...

Maybe it wasn't the walking on water that got to him, but the sorrow he felt over the other man helping conceive a girl? (shrug)

Here, you might be interested in this:

Abi said...


Your post reminded me of the Darwin awards. I was also going to post a link to an article about them, but RobRoy has beaten me to it.

My link is different though:

Kimberly El-Sadek said...

Apparently in Orissa it's possible to be a lawyer but not understand the basics of how a baby's sex is biologically determined. Or maybe it is because he was a lawyer that he couldn't understand it.

Preacher man definitely deserves a Darwin Award. If only the Reverend Pat would follow suit.

gawker said...

anonymous : I thank you for your loyalty. And for being the first commenter to celebrate for being the first commenter, you receive a free trip to the Caribbean.

robroy : Yes that is also a possibility, all men are brothers or that's what the sisters say.

robroy, abi : yes, surely these two deserved an award and hopefully death was compensation enough.

lumi : For a man who manages to press 1000 pounds with his feet, I wouldn't be surprised if he managed to walk on water