Friday grenades, nuts and potpourri
Made in China
How times have changed! Today most of our favourite household items are made in China. And good, quality items at that! HOWEVER, believe it or not, there was a time when anything that had the label ‘Made in China’ on it was synonymous with junk…(and it usually was junk!).
Therefore, I got a big chuckle when the following story went viral the past 24 hours:
This individual was using a chinese hand-grenade as a nutcracker for 25 years and NOTHING bad happened! Some stories are so crazy that you know they are true because you can’t make up shit like this…
“Without a People’s army, the people have nothing.” “On Coalition Government” (April 24, 1945), Selected Works, Vol. III, pp. 296-97.
Well, not quite ‘nothing’. Lots and lots and lots of nuts…
Is Big Brother sending us a message?
George Orwell imagined that future dictatorships would rely on the media to seek to control our thoughts and priorities, and in this way make us un-knowing slaves of a system that only serves a few powerful individuals. For this reason, I got a big chuckle today over the following item that appears on BBC’ front page:
Really? Nothing is more natural than childbirth! How can it NOT be? We have survived millions (?) of years solely because childbirth is so facile. So clearly, BBC must have alternate reasons for posting today’s ridiculous front page article!| Over population? Problems with England not being able to meet pension plans? ETC, ETC, ETC. But the message is clear to the young: STOP having babies!