GOOGLE SAVES LIVES
Google is a superhero for our generation. In addition to saving singles everywhere from having to ask countless questions about their blind dates (New guy in your life seem a little misanthropic? Just Google him, and find out in seconds if he's an axe murderer!), now Google has saved someone's life:
An excerpt from the story:
"Iraqi militants who kidnapped a reporter in Baghdad and threatened to kill him Googled his name to investigate his work before releasing him unharmed. Australian John Martinkus was seized early on Saturday and held for nearly 24 hours before being freed. Martinkus said his kidnappers initially threatened to kill him, before checking on his background.He said he was treated well once he had told his kidnappers he was an independent reporter not linked to the United States-led coalition in Iraq."
Now, I'm not going to Iraq anytime soon. But it's worth giving some thought to the question (Carrie Bradshaw moment looming):
In this day and age of technology's reign as Supreme Being, could the internet be the new Book of Life?
I'm not 100% happy with that Carrie Bradshaw moment. I may try again later. In the meantime, discuss amongst yourselves...I'll give you a topic:
If Iraqi militants Googled you, would they release you based on your writing?
My answer? I'm probably too Jewish for their own comfort--even if I wrote a thousand posts denouncing this "imperialist occupation." That's why I've cancelled my vacation in the lush tropical wetlands of Iraq. Sigh.
Maybe next year, my beloved land of endless sand and missiles. This year, you shall remain but an unattainable dream.