Taken at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in 2010
There should be a joke about separation of Church and State in there somewhere.
It gets even better when you get into concepts and objects:
We were discussing whether Gilgamesh would have regretted it if he had attained literal immortality (rather than the figurative bullshit about how he WAS immortal in the end because his legacy lived on through the city’s walls). I said “of course he would have. After around 600 years, he would be so bored of life that it would be unbearable. I mean, that’s how it usually goes.”
Another kid asked “How would you know that?” and I laughed, and a third kid mentioned how the Vampires on True Blood are as old as 2000 years old, and I pointed out “Maybe the Vampires on True Blood aren’t the best example of a healthy mind coming from immortality. A lot of those guys are so bored they kill people for fun.” Another kid said “yeah, but some mortal people do that too.” I replied “Yeah, but more people who live forever do it than those with a mortal lifespan.”
And the kid who was asking how I would know that then asked me my favorite question ever: “How many people do you know who live forever?!“
So basically I’m going to keep making references to the immortality of myself and my acquaintances. Now is the time to tell me if you’re immortal too.