Monthly Archives: August 2011

Writer’s Block and War

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Clive, Phil, Walter and Francis–Experts All

Are we nothing more than Sirs Walter “Have a smoke!” Raleigh (1552-1618) and Francis “Armada, Schmarmada!” Drake (1545-1596), distant relatives and budding seeds of what was to become the British Empire which opened the doors to “experthood” for the rest of us?

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Nuke China! But not while I’m here.

Then somebody brought up the fact that the US dollar is smaller than the Canadian dollar, which, I guess, is tangentially pertinent to the Dalai Lama’s visit, and this diversion from China to Canada elicited this remark: “I’m an American living in Canada for past 5 years. If it’s ANYTHING American..they dont want us. These people are some of the most rude, arrogant and backwards people on the planet..they just have everyone else fooled with their friendly smiles when they come down to the States to vacation! They HATE us.” Which made me want to respond, let’s nuke Canada, too. Continue reading

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Collateral Confabulation

I just get things mixed up, sometimes mixing up my life with historical events or scenes out of a movie.

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Kunming for M_n_i_g

Dianchi Lake, China’s 6th largest lake in area, might be 143rd in volume because half of it is agri-chem/industrial run-off and the other half is only chest deep. You can’t really drown in it because the pollutants give you buoyancy. But all the fish are dead, so it’s still possible to die in it.

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