- Walking on Eggshells
- Too Many Encounters with Men and Women in White
- Crowdfunded Products? Thanks, but No Thanks!
- Close, but no Cigar!
- Smarty-pants Not Wanted on This Planet
- A Pipe Made by Two (no, not a Bicycle Built For Two)
- Bovine Scatologists and Trumpet Blowers Galore at Bullshit Central
- Grab Crab: May the Bleeding Hearts Cry! And for Rabbits Too!
- Diwali Debacle
- Rare Japanese Lacquer Pipes
Monthly Archives: August 2010
J’s SMS gave me a jolt yesterday morning. Someone he used to hang out with, someone I am acquainted with, has just passed away suddenly. It was shocking news. LL was a single mother with two sons, worked in the … Continue reading
All my working life, I’ve probably met only one headhunter who’s a real pro. Most of the others are scumbags. Some would phone you and dangle faux carrots at you and ask for your CV – “I have a job … Continue reading
Ten years with the same organization and I continue to be irked by the sloppy email habits of some colleagues. I hate it when I send an email and nothing comes back. I hate it when my email is lost … Continue reading
Kim Jong Il has offered to settle part of his country’s debt to the Czech Republic with 20 tons of ginseng. Czech officials confirmed that Pyongyang had offered to settle 5 per cent of its Kc186m/- (US$10m/-) in accumulated debt … Continue reading
This August, this august body deems it vital to issue yet another decree forthwith: To Denizens, Citizens, Plebeians & Other Inhabitants of the Realm, including Talents, Local & Foreign, Bloodsuckers, Parasites, Brethren & Sisters all: The Department for the Policing … Continue reading
A Gallup poll has found that people get happier as they get older, and researchers are not sure why. “It could be that there are environmental changes,” said Arthur Stone, the lead author of a new study based on the survey, … Continue reading
A recent ad in the press caught my eye. It said “Is your child… able to decode a word by sounding it out? able to identify words quickly and successfully? able to write a simple story? able to comprehend simple … Continue reading
If the people in a society are destructive or morally deficient and tend to hurt themselves and others, it is imperative that laws, regulations, processes, procedures and guidelines are enacted and enforced. In any case, such enforcement must be accompanied … Continue reading
You gamble. You lose. But instead of licking your wounds or crawling away with your tail between your legs, you sue the casino. Some logic huh? In what is believed to be one of the biggest losses yet at a … Continue reading