Saturday, 6 January 2007

OK - so where from here?

This article claims that there is almost universal acceptance that going to war in Iraq was a wrong decision. Blame is scattered about like chips at a birthday party.

But, hasn't it taken a long time for this opinion to surface? How long will it take to work out what has to be done with this misbegotten child - where is the plan for the future? President Bush is expected to make some fairly decisive announcement in the next week. I just hope that these decisions are not polluted by the 20/20 hindsight wizards "You got it wrong going in there. How do we know you are right now?"

I'd rather stick pins in my eyes

Is that a thong she has just pegged out?
Tone the Tourist has a nice set of man boobies. Doubtless, he will go on the lecture circuit in a nice little dark blue topless dress.

Friday, 5 January 2007

Please tell me

that this is not true!

I can accept teachers full enough of themselves to upgrade the incident but what on earth was in the mind of the police officer who handled the call? Did he not possess language robust enough to tell these people where to take their complain?

Mind you - if this 'weapon' is so effective, we could supply another battalion or so of front line troops just from the dregs that congregate in our larger cities at around closing time.

Due balance up the river

It is somehow comforting that in the times in which we now live, people can be found to unearth, ferret out, research and then publicise matters that I am sure are of no real relevance (or interest) to the great mass of the world's population. I've guested one such instance. Look in by all means but don't settle down for the long haul of reading it in it's entirity. I got near to terminal jaw ache from my yawning.

Still, I suppose the correspondents mother loves him?

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Amazon is amazing

First looks deceive

I mentioned my daughter doing a business trip to Dubai.
Here she is - soaking up a little bit of local colour.
The idea that women are all demure and sweetness and light when covered in this manner is now well destroyed.

Wednesday, 3 January 2007

Where are they now?

I sometimes wander off into the ether of the Internet in search of "Where are they now?". Not the main personality of a newsworthy incident but the lesser players.

This came to me through a blog I follow. Ms Lewinsky certainly went through the mill. To us on the small side of the pond, everything concentrated on Clinton and we seemed to know little of the woman in the case. The vagaries of the female mind when romance - or even just plain old sex - are inexplicable to most males but I did wonder what was to become of her. So, nice to see that she appears to have come out the other side of the cloud in her young life without too much of an apparent disaster. I never condemned her - the adage about it taking two to tango was in the front of my mind. The item I link makes me feel a little bit better about how the world works.

Leading a lazy life

Good job I'm not paid my pensions at so much a word that I write on here.

Do not know why but the Muse seems to have dried up. No problem. It will come back; see you all then.

Monday, 1 January 2007

Quick work

"THE hanging" was such a disgusting shambles that I had wanted to avoid it. However, I'm a sucker for conspiracy theories (not the subjects but the mechanics behind them that takes a few facts and knits them together to make something like a large mesh fishing net) and I see they have already started regarding old Soddem.

Modern safety devices

My car has seven air bags. Total all-around protection in the event of a crash.

Of course, that many is a bit over the top for some people?

Stir people up

Seems there is a whole lot of shouting going on about how and where the world started.

I'm staying out - except for this which strikes me as a clever advertisement

And I thought

I was the only miserable bstard blogging.

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Never mind the smell of napalm on the morning air! Tea is brewed, bacon about to go into the pan and eggs just waiting to be cracked.
Not too long before we are back to the open air life in one or other of the wonderful outdoor spots we have here.
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Get away

Right now, the wind is howling. It is coming here directly from Siberia. The rain is coming from the refrigerator by the temperature and if I were religious I'd be looking for the man who builds Arks.
So, I've printed this off and stuck it alongside the monitor. Not that a place such as this is on my holiday list - we stay in UK now we have the dog and flying has degenerated into something that is more akin to stuffing human beings into pig styes than anything else. No - this shot serves to remind me of when we used to live in places like this and a scene as depicted would have been our regular afternoon hang-out.
Happy happy days.
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New ideas

Rather like this. Not quite sure what is being advertised - if anything - but Celine Dion as a sort of Madonna figure and Wallmart as hell somehow appeals to me.
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Sunday, 31 December 2006

Any last wishes?

Think I will take my life in my hands and put this up. Be nice now folks - no sending Mrs WTMW e-mails drawing it to her attention.

I've just repeated it to show what a leisured life we men used to lead.

Instructions to a wife.

Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have be thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they get home and the prospect of a good meal is part of the warm welcome needed.
Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.
Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.
Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives. Run a dustcloth over the tables.
During the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too. After all, catering to his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.
Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Encourage the children to be quiet.
Be happy to see him.
Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.
Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first - remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.
Don't greet him with complaints and problems.
Don't complain if he's late for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through at work.
Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or lie him down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.
Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.
Don't ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.
A good wife always knows her place.