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December 24, 2009

All Mine

For three seconds I believed I was the first person to refer to the Nobel War-is-Peace Prize. This turned out to be incorrect.

However, I do seem to be the first person to call it the Nobel Peace of the Dead Prize. So I'm taking full credit for that, despite the fact it has so far failed to set the internet on fire.

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at December 24, 2009 07:24 AM

I'll back you on the War-is-Peace Prize regardless of the timing. Economics became the Slavery-is Freedom-Prize at about the same time many years ago.

Posted by: drip at December 24, 2009 08:03 AM

Well, at least it set Will Shetterly on fire. That's something.

Posted by: ethan at December 24, 2009 09:13 AM

I just found out that I didn't invent the phrase, "Sometimes you just have to piss in the sink."

Freedom-is-slavery Prize. That's why Norway stole the Arbeit Macht Frei sign.

Posted by: Marcus at December 24, 2009 09:43 AM

Speaking of the general topic of organized mass murder, I've read that the audience applauds at the end of the movie Avatar. [SPOILER ALERT]

To what extent is this because the indigenous colored people (blue-colored people, in this instance) have managed to make the Yankees go home? One wonders.

Posted by: mistah charley, ph.d. at December 24, 2009 01:34 PM

Oh! Shoooot. I've been calling it the Nobel War Prize and leaving it at that... just sorta packs the whole screaming and hair-tearing part right into itself... saves time....

Posted by: 99 at December 24, 2009 08:39 PM

Charley - From what I've heard, that is the cause of the audience's enthusiasm, the white man being fought off by noble savages. It atones for our sins vicariously, rather than having to actually oppose our government and its organized mass slaughter.

And it only cost 500 million, which is a small price to pay for protecting the multi-trillion dollar war business with this imperial-chastisement in proxy.

What's the message, that an empire should only attack those it can crush?

A heartwarming story, the natives win. But the natives never win, even when the invader loses, or appears to lose (Vietnam was not a loss for weapons maker, or those who profit by lending money to the government.)

Posted by: Marcus at December 24, 2009 09:20 PM

that phrase really hasn't set the Internet on fire. I remember a person on Youtube called "ZOMGitsCriss" made a video called "Obama Wins Nobel Piss Prize" and the phrase "Nobel Piss Prize" is more popular than your phrase. It was disgusting how Obama and other elites accept the premise that Afghanistan is a "just war." Check out my latest video Santa Claus Christmas Card: STOP these WARS which makes a point I haven't heard made in MSM.

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