A Darwin Award is handed out to people who find particularly creative ways to kill themselves. The usual internal dialog I have when reading about a Darwin Award-winning effort is “That was a dumb way to die.”
In 2008 46-year-old David Monk was on holiday in Sauze D’Oulx, Italy, with a group of friends. After having a few beers one evening, the lads decided to steal a protective mat that covered the metal barriers at the bottom of the slope and use it as a sled. They hiked up the hill, hurled themselves down it, and promptly slammed straight into the very same barrier they’d stolen the protective matting from. David died on the spot, earning himself a Darwin award in the process. “He was a brilliant guy,” David’s friend Alan MacGregor told the Daily Mail.
In a similar vein, I would consider a particularly dumb way to die would be as a consequence of a war kicked off by a president with dementia because the system in DC couldn’t figure out how to come to terms with that reality.
I mean, imagine if a war got started because China was deeply offended by the US president saying something as undiplomatic and abrasive as China is made up of bad people and “when bad folks have problems, they do bad things.”
Well, that’s the reality.
Okay, so the US military bulls will be confident that the US can kick China’s ass in a conflict but my data from Ukraine says that the US is more…