In the previous thread commenters DC Sessions and Prometheus have been discussing the pure aesthetic appreciation of the BP disaster and other man made problems with splendor that is grim. And what they say is true -and I think interesting and worth looking at. After all, all of us are just a teensie weensy wee bit bloodthirsty, right?
For me, however, what came of the discussion was the irresistable urge to play “Beauty in the Bellow of the Blast” from Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado, which seems on target. So I leave you with it (the Tit Willow bit at the beginning is also delightful, although less relevant to burst oil wells, perhaps, except for its evocation of bird life ;-)).
The above is the most properly Monty Pythonesque of the available bits of Gilbert and Sullivan. And it does remind us – throughout this wide dominion, it is the general opinion that we’ll all last a good deal longer if we’re tough.