To hell with bureaucracy

Regular readers know how much I abhor bureaucracy and annoying regulations.

Well, after reading this NYT obituary of ghost hunter Hans Holzer, I'm not sure I want to die:

Mr. Holzer saw life on the other side in sharp detail. As he described it to the Web site in 2005, it is strangely like this side, and bureaucratic to boot. The dead who become restless and wish to return to Earth for another go-round must fall in line and register with a clerk.
(Via Ann Althouse.)

Ugh! I'd rather haunt the earth while I'm alive so I won't have to stand in line for my official ghost license.

But maybe Holzer's vision is only about Hell.

Perhaps Heaven is less organized.

posted by Eric on 05.03.09 at 09:05 AM


Eric, for a vision of Hell as the destination for control freaks and victims of beauracratitis read Niven and Pournelle's Escape From Hell. You'll never look at Oppenheimer or suicide bombers the same way again. :D

Alan Kellogg   ·  May 3, 2009 7:29 PM

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