- astral travel
- city planning
- fire hydrants
- striking out
- train wrecks
.The World Is One Country
Monthly Archives: April 2011
I agree. There’s always a compromise, be it in music or anything else. It’s been that way since we came out of the trees: “I’d rather hunt rabbits than bears, but there’s nothing but bears around here.”
“Let’s skydive on our 95th birthdays!” or “Let’s try treating our wives today as if we’re on a first date!” At 95 you can “step out of the box” by doing both those things, but only if the pilot has a hellacious amount of insurance and if your wife doesn’t lock herself in the bathroom for fear you’ve gone wackers.
Diet, disease, and geography go hand in hand. And since I know that many of the people reading this are eating American food and don’t want to move to China, cheer up! At least you’re not eating English food.
Snakes in comparison are friendly, fun to handle, and seem like the well-wishers of humankind. They also say to stay away from fish unless you’re having them over for dinner with tartar sauce.
…but because of his nature (perhaps in addition to being independent he was loud, brash, and disobedient) his leaders didn’t much care for him. In fact, he found himself regularly being sent to the worst areas, meaning where the worst fighting was going on. Continue reading
I’m sure when the Chinese land on the moon the first man down the ladder will not sound like Tarzan the way Neil Armstrong did. Continue reading
Don’t you think most people would know if they spent a night in a whorehouse? Continue reading
In fact, the Chinese will work circles around each other, keeping busy from sun up to sundown. Even the kids. Even the kindergarten kids. It’s enough to make you shake your head with both wonder and some sadness. But that’s just me, a westerner, unaccustomed to demanding extreme discipline and sacrifice from pre-school children. Continue reading
And even though he was folksy and made me smile, every time I looked in his eye I saw evil. Not the sad, forlorn evil betokening Nixon, but a capable, sophisticated evil that rich men admire and the rest of us hardly notice.