Sunday, 5 April 2009

Global warning

Today's NY Times has an article describing disintegration of the Antarctic ice shelf. Which reminds me: I spent Friday night playing in a poker tournament in a social club near the coast. The legal situation is hazy, meaning that either we're a bunch of respectable gentlemen doing nobody any harm and the police aren't bothered, or we're a bunch of crims doing nobody else any harm and the police are glad we're not out and about doing crimmy things to others.  I've no idea what anybody does for a living; it might be above board. Anyway, work is only referred to as something that's difficult to do when you've been up all night. 

I'm older than most of the players; young people are impatient, and think the game is all about winning. That's how it should be; a 20-year-old acting like a 40-year-old is a grim sight. But they are wrong; to get into the prize money you should aim to lose more slowly. As with the coastline: what is managed decline if not losing more slowly? Too bad there's no prize.

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BEAST said...

Oh how wrong you are Mr Inky .My house is currently 1/4 of a mile from the beach.If the coastline erosion continues I will soon be the proud owner of a very expensive beach front property
***rubs greedy hands together in anticipation***

Kevin Musgrove said...

I live 40 miles from the coast and we're already planning the donkey rides.

We're not forward-thinking; just thick.

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Scarlet-Blue said...

Are you saying that we're all losers, inevitably we all lose, but some lose faster than others?
This is why we need anti-aging creams.
Sx

'Crimmy'...I am making notes.

Gadjo Dilo said...

You are indeed a man of many parts, Mr Inkspot. I suppose the "prize" might be flooding places you don't like, assuming you don't like Essex, New York, Amsterdam, etc. Though this sounds a little harsh.

Mrs Pouncer said...

We are NOT all losers, Scarla. Some of us are winners; conspicuous winners. I am one such, of course. The world can also be broken down into nurses and patients, brakes and accelerators, and Freeman Hardy & Willis (for triplets).

Kevin Musgrove said...

Not to mention Boots, Boots, Boots, Boots, Marchingup & Downagen, solicitors and commissioners of oaths.

so I won't

honest

Scarlet-Blue said...

Oranges and Lemons!
Sx

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Kevin Musgrove said...

Good news: the prospect of fresh whelk stalls in the City of London.

Bad news...

(apologies to everybody for such an obvious punchline)

inkspot said...

In the future we shall all have beachfront property for 15 minutes.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Ha Ha!
Sx

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Mrs Pouncer said...

Where are you baybee?

kyknoord said...

It's probably disintegrating because it was constructed by the lowest bidder. Standards have really slipped.