the merits of oblivion

Courtesy of Sara, in the comments section of the previous post, I've learned something invaluable this week: awareness might just get you nowhere. (Like when you're hiking in North Dakota and you see a sign warning you about how dangerous bison are and you think, gee, wouldn't it be cool to see a bison up close? and then you do... or when you're part of a national campaign to warn people about velociraptors and then you find yourself taking a quiz to find out how likely you are to survive... and realize you probably wouldn't...)

Fortunately, the likelihood that anyone could get a velociraptor to hold still long enough to chain it to a bunk bed is fairly small.

I could survive for 41 seconds chained to a bunk bed with a velociraptor

You know, there's something to be said for being oblivious...


Anonymous said...

Happy, thanks for this. I have giggled and giggled about velociraptors this week. You know, the kind of laughter that is silly, unchecked and completely unstoppable.

I sooooooooooooooooooo needed that.

What I don't get is that my husband--who hasn't blogged in 6 months--felt the need to post his velociraptor bunkbed score.

Which sent me into gales of laughter all over again.

Happy said...

lol... sorry it took me so long to reply to your comment, but i am so glad my bit of silliness brought you so much joy. :) sometimes we really do just need to laugh, at anything! and this was definitely an amusing exercise in ridiculousness.

So I'm curious - how long would he last? :)

I believe it was G.K. Chesterton who once said that angels fly because they take themselves lightly and Satan fell by force of gravity... there's something to it, I think. I am so grateful for laughter - it is such a gift.