A tiny note on the irrational thoughts I get in times like this. I saw this headline on gazeta.ru today, buried among the Beslan news headlines:
A 14-year-old boy dies of bird flu in Vietnam
And before I could catch myself, I thought: but isn't Vietnam one of the bloodiest places on earth? Why do they have only one boy dead while we have hundreds? Then, of course, I remembered that Vietnam is no longer such a horrible place...
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