IJMC Life, Revisited

                      IJMC - Life, Revisited

The way my head feels right now, I am not sure that life is what I am 
thinking about...mean little sinus cold has settled in...for the past 48 
hours, it was content to stay on the left side of my head. However, 
sometime in the last six hours it decided to migrate and play with my 
whole head as its playing field. Not to mention the havoc the cold seems 
to be playing with my body temperature...oi. What a day.           -dave

Once upon a time in the kingdom of Heaven, God went missing for six days.
Eventually, Michael the archangel found him. He inquired of God, "Where
were you?" 

God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction and proudly pointed downwards
through the clouds; "Look son, look what I've made." 

Archangel Michael looked puzzled and said, "What is it?" 
God replied, " It's a planet and I've put LIFE on it. I've named it Earth
and there is a balance between everything on it. For example, there's
North America and South America. North America is going to be rich and
South America is going to be poor, and the narrow bit joining them, that's
going to be a hot spot.  Now look over here.  I've put a continent of
white people in the north and another one of black people in the south." 

The archangel then said, "And what's that lump in the middle of nowhere?" 
And God said, "Ah - that is Australia - the Great Southern Land and that's
a very special place. That's going to be the most glorious spot on earth;
beautiful Mountains, beaches, gorges, streams, and an exquisite
coast-line. These people here are going to be modest, intelligent and
humorous and they're going to be found travelling the world. 
"They'll be extremely sociable, hard working and high achieving.  And I'm
going to give them this superhuman, undefeatable cricket team which will
be blessed with the most talented, and charismatic specimens on the
planet, and will be admired and feared by all who come across them." 
Michael the Archangel gasped in wonder and admiration but then seeming
startled, proclaimed: "Hold on a second, what about the BALANCE, you said
there was going to be a balance." 
God replied wisely. "Wait until you see the irritating loud-mouthed
wankers I'm putting in the island next to them." 

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