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Monthly Archives: October 2009
Who’s this Dude?
Subcomandante Marcos, the colorful masked revolutionary leader, is quite a character. The de facto spokesman for the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, a Mexican rebel movement is always wearing a black ski mask, and is always pictured smoking his trademark … Continue reading
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Snake Oil Killed Three
The world has barely forgotten Jim Jones and the hordes he killed in Guyana before another self-proclaimed guru James Arthur Ray – featured in the New Age mumbo jumbo video The Secret – made headlines. Criminal negligence might have played … Continue reading
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Don’t Kick a Man When’s He’s Down!
Old farts like me will remember Branded, a Western series which aired on NBC from 1965 through 1966 starring Chuck Connors as Jason McCord, a United States Army Cavalry captain who had been drummed out of the service following an … Continue reading
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Overreacting – Example Three
On January 6 this year, 23-month old toddler Natalie Nikie Alisyia Sallehan was home alone with her infant sisters while her parents went out to buy her a present for her second birthday. When they returned, they found that she … Continue reading
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Overreacting – Example Two
On Deepavali night TV news reader sex kitten Otelli Edwards wore black prompting one Ananda Perera to write to the press asking who was she mourning for. (Actually she wore something silvery but it looked black on TV.) Perera was … Continue reading
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Overreacting – Example One
Hitler has been dead for more than 60 years but his image still causes consternation. Don’t get me wrong, I am not a Hitler lover, I think he’s a bastard and a mass murderer and recently when some idiots from … Continue reading
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Trusted Advisor No More
Raj Rajaratnam, founder of hedge-fund giant Galleon Group was arrested October 16 allegedly for insider trading which netted US$20 million in illegal profits. Among the executives of renowned companies he allegedly received info from was McKinsey’s Anil Kumar, said to … Continue reading
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Body Worlds Exhibition? No thanks!
The controversial Body Worlds exhibition came back to Singapore yesterday. Essentially, dead bodies on display. The bodies have been preserved by a process called plastination, invented by a German named Gunther von Hagens. Some of the specimens even show prosthetics … Continue reading
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The Antics of the Wu Liao
Some Chinese people celebrate two birthdays a year – the day they were born and the day their birthdays fall on the Chinese or lunar calendar. For example my daughter’s birthday is on September 20, but in the year she … Continue reading
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Anything to Get Attention
While millions look out for that Zeppelin-like balloon to appear in the sky, worried to death a poor little boy was trapped inside, while who knows how much time and money was diverted to try to get him back, six-year-old … Continue reading
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