Wednesday, September 19, 2018

“It’s a Bloody Big Mango”: News from Australia

The first time my wife traveled to Australia she was a bit surprised by some of the normal Australian stuff going on around her... and...

Buzz Aldrin’s Doctor was David Bowie

This morning I woke up to a Facebook post from an old friend of mine, whose father-in-law is caring for Buzz Aldrin in Christchurch...

Aliens from Planet Gootan: Crisis Alert!!

            It came to my attention a while back that quite a few people are interested in the ongoing developments regarding the arrival of aliens...

North Korea, Land of Unicorns

The magical kingdom of North Korea is a much maligned and misunderstood place, according to Ri Chun-hee. Ri, revered for her grace, style and...

The Korea Times (They are a-Changin’?)

The always informative and never ridiculous beacon of global journalistic excellence, the Korea Times, recently ran a piece entitled 'Gay hating lawmakers; slut-shaming 'Slutwalk''....

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