Day 251 - Thumbs Up
In gladiatorial games, fingers and thumbs dictated life or death. Ironically, honor was crucial and audiences expected the loser to be valiant, even in death.
Last night, my e-mailbox was flooded with different versions of two news alerts. One story reported Al-Qaeda’s No. 2 man in Iraq had been shot and killed in a house raid.
The other story detailed yesterday’s gruesome murders of five teachers in south Baghdad.
According to the New York Times, armed men dressed as police officers burst into a primary school in a town south of Baghdad on Monday, rounded up five Shiite teachers and their driver, marched them to an empty classroom and killed them, a police official said. Some children were still in the school when the killings occurred.
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Sometimes, I just don’t get it. I really don’t.
I do know this. Once you start making a bunch of mommas mad, gladiators will look like teddy bears and the apocalypse will seem like a picnic.