Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bathroom Monologue: “If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

“Jim, did you hear that?”

“That’s kind of insane.”

“We’ve got to start killing people.”


“We’ll say that we’ve discovered that we will die for killing people.”

“I don’t think that’s Dr. King’s message.”

“His message is that if you haven’t found something you’ll die for then you shouldn’t be alive. There are millions of people who wouldn’t die for anything; they wouldn’t even donate ten bucks to save a starving kid. The government’s going to start killing unmotivated people any day now. When they do, they’ll need us.”

“…People who live to kill.”

“Exactly! We’ll live to kill. It’ll keep us employed and safe from nuts like Dr. King who want to butcher all the slackers.”

“I still don’t think that’s his message.”

“Fine. Be a skeptic. But help me fill out these forms.”


  1. John, I love the twisted sense of morality here. Where do you conjure all this?

  2. Thanks Anthony! This one sprang from reading the final chapter of a text book I was editing. I have enormous admiration for Dr. King, but was overcome with the desire to play with those words.

    Where I conjure? The bathroom, perhaps too often.


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