The unkindest cut of all
If you’re squeamish, read no further! This is about a song tradition to rival rock.
The latest medical debate is whether it’s testosterone that shortens men’s lives. Witness for the prosecution: a Korean study that cites eunuchs as living much longer than men with their faculties intact, sorry unmolested, er, you know what I mean. For the defence: it may just be their pampered lifestyles that protects them from an earlier demise. A third source (Backside) avers that they simply avoid the trouble and strife – which must promote longevity!
Whatever. Even if it’s true I don’t envisage queues of 8 year old boys at the clinic for the snip – even if today’s procedure is relatively humane and some of them could join the King’s College choir for life. What is a long life without those teenage traumas of love and rejection, followed by subsequent bouts of much the same for another 60-odd years? Generally speaking (sorry, Sipu) I reckon irreversible mutilation of the body is a BAD THING. Like tattooing for example. One feels such a prat when it goes out of vogue.