The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

7 January 2005

Forever and ever, amen

Eternity is a concept I find particularly troubling, if only because it seems to go on for so long. And while death is a scary prospect, one I'm not exactly anticipating with glee, I really don't think I want to live forever either, and I can give you lots of reasons. The top 10 follow:

10.  Could single-handedly bankrupt Social Security

  9.  Methuselah, by age 969, had to endure over fifty thousand Mondays

  8.  Not looking forward to CSI: Bakersfield

  7.  Just imagine a metric ton of Metamucil

  6.  Might want to vote in King County, Washington some day

  5.  The oldies stations will have quit playing the Beatles

  4.  Things have just gone to hell since Lindsay Lohan retired as Chief Justice

  3.  We finally get flying cars and I'm too old to drive

  2.  New Reform Democrats bitching about the 2288 election

  1.  Deleting ten-trillionth comment spam

Posted at 9:17 PM to Listing to One Side

On the other hand, by living forever I could one day be almost as popular as "Instapundit Classics" -- on its 437th run through his lifetime blogging oeuvre...

Posted by: McGehee at 11:39 AM on 8 January 2005

11: It stinks when your 800 year old kids move back in. (a nod to Mr. Cosby)

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 8:39 AM on 9 January 2005