Thursday, February 5, 2009

Megalomaniac unleashes swarm of diseased insects on unsuspecting audience

This is crazy. According to this article, while Bill Gates was speaking at the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) Conference on the subject of malaria, this occurred:

"Malaria is spread by mosquitoes," Gates said while opening a jar onstage at a gathering known to attract technology kings, politicians, and Hollywood stars.

"I brought some. Here I'll let them roam around. There is no reason only poor people should be infected."

Gates waited a minute or so before assuring the audience the liberated insects were malaria-free.

TED curator Chris Anderson fired back at the legendary computer software maker, joking that the headline for the video of his talk to be posted online at would be "Gates releases more bugs into the world."

The whole episode has the air of the Joker or some crazy James Bond villain letting loose some bio-terror attack on the UN in order to control the world. Once the mosquitoes were set free, I am sure several people in the audience thought "Oh shit, I KNEW this would happen!"

Props to Bill for scaring the crap out of a bunch of rich people and bringing some attention to a worthy cause, although he is so rich I am sure he looks at an audience like this with the same contempt he would look on an audience of janitors.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice to see you are have your Benjamin Button dependency.