Monday, 1 March 2010

I'm awake!

I am still kicking, I've just been incredibly busy recently. Mrs RS has now moved in but is rather ill (for reasons that I don't need to go in to) and will be for a couple more weeks. So my time has been spent looking after her or working.

I'll be back properly soon. Once I've read the 130+ posts in my google reader.

So probably around May then.

Anyway, one thing has been resolved - both Mrs RS and I agree that we never want children. I suspect her reasoning revolves around not pushing a watermelon down her birth canal, but mine definitely revolves around the vastly over-crowded planet we live on. I did have a nice, reasoned post about birth rates (over 300,000 babies are born
every day - more than were wiped out in the horrific Haiti earthquake), total population (even if overnight the world limited each woman to just two babies then the total population will still peak at over nine billion. Imagine the current world with over two billion extra people in it - it'll happen in our lifetimes) and the impact on the planet.

And then I saw this and figured he could just say it all for me:



Frankly, how can you not love someone who's catchphrase is "I'm Doug Stanhope, and that's why I drink." :)

6 comments:

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Yay, congrats on getting the missus there! :) Hope she will be better soon.

And I'm not birthing brats either. I've never got the urge and I'm not going to. I have other stuff I want to do and spend my money on. Kids just don't interest me. I am missing the maternal gene. Except where puppies and kittens are concerned. :)

Pearl said...

Doug Stanhope is brilliant.

I had one child, and that was enough. See there? I've replaced myself. Now I am free to go.

:-)

Pearl

Red Squirrel said...

Veggie - puppies and kittens don't count because they're cute, whereas babies are not.

Pearl - your logic is impeccable :)

weenie said...

Hope Mrs RS is settling in and is feeling better now. Totally understand your not wanting to add your offspring to the world - I've never really known what my real purpose in life is but I DO know that whatever the purpose, children were never part of the equation!

Anonymous said...

Puppies and kittens reproduce faster than humans. Logically Doug should be advocating sodomy for pets.

Red Squirrel said...

weenie - couldn't agree more :) (And Mrs RS is feeling a lot better thank you!)

Anonymous - so long as he's not advocating sodomy with pets....