In law, there is the “Doctrine of Proportionality” – where any measure that is adopted should not have any greater effect than what is necessary to achieve its intended objective.
Not so in real life.
Our coexistence with the birds* has reached a “containment” (to use a Cold War term) phase. We are arming ourselves with the “Super Soaker Tornado Strike” (under the Lethal Weapons Section in Toys R Us) to scare them off.
Note*: The original 2 baby pigeons have grown up and flew off, but the pigeons are refusing to leave. They are coming back with more twigs to build a bigger, better nest. Just this week, we had to clear off a dead decomposing baby bird in its nest.
I’m not sure if any of you have tried out Google’s Search Stories Video Creator. It’s really fun.
My first attempt at creating a Google Search Story can be found here, titled “The Reformed Shopaholic”
I wanted to create a little story by piecing together book titles. 🙂
A tongue-in-chic take on (Singapore) news of the day…
The government has recently released the recommendations of the Economic Strategies Committee, with a view on charting Singapore’s economic future.
To promote the initiative of productivity growth in Singapore, Teamy, the Productivity Bee, who had his hey-days in the 1980s has been invited out of retirement to be champion this campaign.
Teamy gushed: “Of course I am honored to be invited back after 30 years. Having me as the spokesperson also fits in well with the government’s plans to have older workers like me, to stay longer in the workforce.”
Don’t expect the bee to rest in his hive. He has plans to transform himself to connect with the workers of today. In the improved version 2.0, he will be known as “Bumble-Bee, the Transformer”.
Just as fashion recycles itself every decade or so, buzzwords (no pun intended) in governance does too!
2 Hooters waitress are bringing Hooters to court, for making them pay for their uniforms at the cost of US$19.43 for a skimpy tank, bright orange shorts, and various other accessories.
US$19.43. I’m quite sure the patrons of Hooters will pay to see a little less.
PS: Personally, I’m not quite in favor of having to pay for one’s own uniform. It’s like paying the company for a priviledge to work.
The Nobel Peace Committee has awarded Obama the Peace Prize 2009, not for his achievements, but for bringing hope for mankind. An aspirational win.
This will certainly bring much hope to aspiring beauty queens looking for another contest to compete in. Yes, the Nobel Peace Prize. Well, at least they would not have to relearn their inspirational phrase of “I hope for world peace”.
I’m not really a fan of comics, except for perhaps the adventures surrounding Archie, Betty, Veronica & Jughead.
But I might certainly pick up the Marvel Comic released in Aug 09, starring Tim Gunn as the Ironman. Yeap, Iron-man, aka the chap without a “real” heart.
I can just imagine Tim Gunn’s pursing his lips, dong that heartless (no pun intended) “make it work” phrase. The story is apparently set in NY Fashion Week, where a designer is murdered. 3 Charlie Angels-supermodel versions come in to investigate, with Tim playing the role of Charlie/Iron-man/Mentor.
It’s apparently going to be a on-going “Models Inc” mini-series of comics with fashion-friendly characters.
Now I would certainly hope to see characters such as Anna Wintour playing herself as the evil queen dowager, with her piercing stares behind her trademark sunnies, or Heidi Klum with her trademark “Auf wiedersehen” before she kills you with her legs in a scissor-style lock around your neck. Or perhaps Tyra Banks as she crushes your fragile ego with her “your journey ends on ANTM”.
And maybe the trio of new angels will be of Michelle Obama/Carla Bruni/Princess Letizia of Spain who can come in as the saviors of fashion – with biceps to butt, oops, I meant boot!
Should be fun! I’m looking forward to it already.
PS: I missed Project Runway….
Filed under Fashion, Humour
Heads or Tails. It doesn’t really matter. 🙂
A pessimistic (global) economy does need some tender loving care to keep it going!
It’s your choice. You can do the forehead touching gaze, or the butt-patting caress.
Do check out these articles on PDA (i.e. public display of affection or in this case, presidential displays of affection) from Huffington Post.