Friday, November 10, 2006

Fragmentia Friday

I've had my fill of US politics for a while. So enjoy some bite-sized slices of life for a change.

So Like The IRS
Tax collectors in India don’t have the balls to do their jobs. Literally. India has
employed eunuchs as tax collectors, based on the belief that they are very persuasive and don’t take no for an answer. Not to mention their lovely singing voices and dance moves! It seems India leads the way in providing employment for the transgender community. Move over, Netherlands.

This Townhouse Ain’t Big Enough For The Two Of Us
China’s newest “one” policy
applies to dogs, as people there are no longer allowed to keep more than one dog as a pet. The purpose is to reduce the possibility of the spread of rabies. Yes, China boasts advanced nuclear weapons, but has apparently never heard of the rabies shot; only about 3% of dogs there have had them. Ancillary benefits from this policy may be felt in China’s waistline, what with fewer mouthwatering canines around to tempt people into snacking.

Unconventional Wisdom
Given that the word “final” is an absolute, how can there be more than one edition of Final Fantasy? Moreover, does it make any sense that they stopped making Neverending Story movies?

The Clock Has Stopped
Veteran newsman Ed Bradley has died. As a correspondent for 60 Minutes, Bradley was the “voice of Sunday night.” Hearing him always instantly reminded me that a return to the schoolweek or workweek was not far off. But that was no reason not to like the man. He had his own style; in recent years he conducted many a serious interview while sporting an earring. He was a rebel in a conservative industry. We need more like him.

Service Not Included
I went into a restaurant's men's room last night and saw a sign over the sink reading "Employees Must Wash Hands." I waited like half an hour, but the lazy bastards never came in and washed my hands. I was not pleased.


Jack K. said...

Chuckle, chuckle, giggle, snerx. LMAO

Bogs, only you have the perspicacity to take the hand washing sign so literally,

As for me, my momma taught me not to pee on my hands.

Chuckle, chuckle, giggle, snerx. LMAO

fatty ~ said...

aaah bogs,

it's been more than a month, i hit your site once and i grin =D

i'm not sure i can keep up with your politics, which i have been watching carefully nonetheless, but i'll be back!

Pete Bogs said...

jack - a promise is a promise, and they failed to deliver... I shan't be patronizing them again...

fatty - don't feel bad about not being able to keep up, because I am worn out with USA politics... for the time being... this was a nice diversion... happy to see you...

Bird said...

best to stick to such posts as this one - sans politics. tho' the dems may seem to be in control, it's all really an illusion - a trap - i found out the hard way and i'm not even a dem.

about china, do they have one bird policy as well?

Pete Bogs said...

bird - thanks, but I don't see it happening... I write about whatever has my attention at the moment...

there is certainly a one bird rule in China - helps prevent bird flu...

K9 said...

/bark bark bark

slow weekend i blogland i see. well i was ranging off in the country bogs. i did happen to catch the 60 minutes special on ed bradley. didnt know he was a good buddy of hunter s thompson but thats a cat i wouldve loved to roll with.

eunuchs? why? i mean, why are there eunuchs in the modern world? hell, at any time. freakin' india man. you got dieties with 30 arms and necklaces of tongues and yet people with no....whatevers. weird.