In the waning months of World War II, as the likelihood of a land invasion of the Japanese home islands loomed, the United States’ Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific Ocean Areas (JICPOA) instituted a new psychological warfare unit under the command of Colonel Dana Johnston. While psychological … [Read more...] about The Allied Plot to Dye Mt Fuji black
So I watched the pilot of Reign. After the first 10 minutes of anachronistic folly, I stopped laughing and became, instead, quite cross. Yes, I watched the pilot and the first episode but one can only take so much torture. I'll have to give it an award for Worst Historical Drama Ever. Was it worse … [Read more...] about Tacky TV
Yes, it's true. The latest fad is drinking beer made from elephant poo. Seriously, what is wrong with people? The trendy young things who like coffee from civet shit are now embracing the new beer and, while discussing the head, the fullness, the colour and the after-taste, are very likely … [Read more...] about Elephant Poo Beer
Have you noticed all the advertisements for cloth nappies lately? Maybe you haven't. Usually any ad for nappies, infant formula or sexy low-cut red brassieres doesn't draw a ping from my conscious mind, but the message about cloth nappies finally struck a small grey cell in my head. Cloth nappies … [Read more...] about The Diaper Dilemna
Some people are naturally generous. Or naturally naive. You know the type. Anyone rattles a tin at them on the street, they’ll fork over their spare change. The rattle produces a pure Pavlovian response in me. My blood pressure rises 10 points, my vision clouds with red and a low growl issues … [Read more...] about Get your freaking tin out of my face!
When you see a sign saying Don't Feed the Baboons, it means don't feed the baboons, but there's always some moron who reckons that the law doesn't apply to him. Baboons are protected in South Africa. You can't shoot them, but they really need protection from the intellectually-challenged tourists … [Read more...] about Fred the Baboon gets the chop
I'm shocked. Not so much by the news of the entire population of the North American continent going down with food poisoning from eating bagged spinach, but by the lack of respect shown to growing childen. One mother, Marina Zecevic, said she made the mistake of serving creamed spinach to her … [Read more...] about Bye Bye Popeye