Thursday, June 15, 2006


It's a hot, Thursday afternoon, and the England, T&T game is in an hour so it's hardly surprising that i can't seem to focus on the the great world changing work that i should be doing. So I'm cutting myself some slack, and doing something fun - thinking. What am i thinking about you ask! Compliments, expressions of praise, admiration, or congratulation. I have no sympathy for what passes for compliments because most are nothing more than flattery, and the rest forced and unnatural. But that's not to say i haven't received any compliments that delighted me. I present, for your reading pleasure, my 5 all time favourite compliments:

5. You need to see a therapist
4.Don't you ever shut up. (Or as someone more articulate would have said: You don't have to rage against everything that's unfair.)
3.You're bigheaded.(Or as someone else might put it; headstrong)
2. You're hard-hearted.
1. Since i've known you, i've been more assertive. (You're so pushy it's begining to rub off on me.)
1+. My best friend. (Belated happy birthday regards, babe!)

Compliment (1) is the inspiration for this post. My colleague just said that to me - something like it only nebulously.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

The two state solution

For one who's been counting down to the world cup since the last one ended, it comes as a great suprise that one of my friends is more than just indifferent to it, he's averse to it; would like nothing more than to leave the country and get away from all the mania. Which is all well and good but leads me to wonder why it is that we're friends. Heavens, if our sentiments on something as vital is football differ then am afraid that our relationship is superficial at best and, dare i say it, very likely false!
But it gives me a brilliant idea - yeah because am a brilliant kind of person; don't laugh, please. There quite a few people who'd like to get away from world cup mania t , but have very few options for suitable destinations. So how about if ever world cup period a country is set aside for all such people. The football enthusiasts in that country can relocate to another country for the duration of the world cup tournament.

Enjoy the tourney, am saying that for the second time today so that you'll know that i mean it. Bye y'all. Tomorrow is a public holiday over here - to mark the start of the touranament. Haha just kidding. It's heroes' day; what a joke! They should name it martyrs day. Aurevoir!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The trouble with legs

The holy, exalted, anointed council of Iran continues to ban women from contending that it is "un-Islamic for a woman to look at a strange man's legs - even if she didn't take pleasure from it." The only thing wrong wit that assertion is the "even if she didn't take pleasure from it." How can a woman take no pleasure from looking at a man's legs? I present exhibit A:

Oooooooh, Ahhhhhhh, yeah baby! Oop, wrong picture
Better! Where was i? Ah yes, awwww, ahhhm, yeah...

See, the Iranians are onto something! Infact i'd take it further: women hould be banned from ever setting eyes on men period. Women are weak, you see, simple things like a man rolling up his sleeves and fixing his car, or watching a football game on TV can trigger violent fantasies; so to ensure the alvation of their souls, certain sacrifices must be made on their behalf. Now that i think of it, the world cup should be banned altogether: it can't possibly be healthy for men to look at other men's legs either, even if they get no pleasure from it. So i propose that, in the interest of all our salvation, the cancellation of theworld cup finals, which incidentally the blessed elected President of Iran means to attend if his nation's team makes it past the first round. Such faith, awww, how touching!

Enjoy the world cup y'all. Much love