Category Archives: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Getting Ridiculous

CBS News reported on June 29th that The Houston Association of Realtors will no longer use the term “master” to describe the primary bedroom of a home on their housing listings because the term “master” has roots in slavery. Now, … Continue reading

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Responses to Yanked from their Plinths

Received lots of responses to my last post. Examples: From a reader in Australia Read your thoughtful piece on statues. You are spot on in posing the question what, if anything, is achieved by yanking statues? (Vandalism clothed in idealism … Continue reading

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Yanked from their Plinths

Indro Montanelli, who died in 2001 at the age of 92, was a famous Italian journalist. He bought a 12-year-old Eritrean girl and turned her into his sex slave after he volunteered for Fascist leader Benito Mussolini’s colonial invasion of … Continue reading

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Lookie Here Y’all, Ah Yam Alive!

When the word “spy” comes to mind, I always think of suave, debonair lady-killers like James Bond or Ethan Hunt – handsome hunks who are super-intelligent, and who can do anything and everything, from being able to speak 25 different … Continue reading

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OK, Zoomer!

The pandemic has thrown up some interesting stuff, such as people working away from their offices. It has been like that for me for over 35 years. As a traveling consultant, work has always been done at clients’ premises although … Continue reading

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Missing Family Jewels

I think sometimes we pathologize too much – OCD, Empath, Narcissist, etc. To me, a person is either a nice guy or an asshole, balls or no balls. Someone with balls will talk to me and tell me his unhappiness … Continue reading

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Stupid is As Stupid Does

An acquaintance likes to brag that he has high IQ and qualifies for MENSA but unless I see proof, to me, that’s just braggadocio. (Actually, it’s kinda embarrassing considering he’s not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed, though you … Continue reading

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Okay, Boomer!

I won’t call it ageist discrimination but if my children say “okay, boomer” to me, I’ll slap them. A friend of mine, who is almost 70, just went out and bought a Ferrari, the latest model. He said he has … Continue reading

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Eye Roll

Japan has chained its toilet rolls in some of its public toilets. In Hong Kong, armed robbers got away with 600 toilet rolls. In Australia, a woman mistakenly ordered 2,300 toilet rolls. Also in Australia, two women fought in a … Continue reading

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Scared Shitless Again

Fear has gripped the world. Italy first quarantined 16 million people, then decided to lockdown the entire country. Countries are not allowing cruise ships to dock. Israel quarantines everyone entering its borders. Schools have closed. I have to cancel a … Continue reading

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