A little piece in today’s BBC Magazine about Keith Richards got me thinking: how the hell does someone survive 40 years of considerable narcotic intake and stupid actions manage to survive? There are possibilities:
- He’s wealthy enough and restrained enough that he only buys the good shit and uses it ‘wisely’.
Fair enough – if he’s smart enough to do that then fair play to him.
- He has the constitution of an ox and is effectively immortal.
In which case medical science should be looking very carefully at him…
- As a music journalist says in the article, “It’s almost as though others die so that Keith Richards may live”
Again, we should study this and see if there’s a way to target this ability. Maybe use it as a form of corporal punishment – For your crimes I sentence you to provide another three years to the life of Keith Richards sort of thing.
- Or he’s a modern day Dorien Gray
In which case we should hunt him down and destroy him.