Beaver Got Back

It was a bright clear day 2000 odd years ago when an unknown person was walking through the woods when suddenly a bush burst into flames and the voice of Sir David Attenborough could be heard: “Sniff them and vanilla will be made.” This unknown person was understandably confused.  “Sniff what?” A bright light shone…

Liebster Award: I’m in the Big League Now!

There comes a time in every novice-bloggers WordPress career when they’re nominated for a Liebster Award.  It’s like getting an award in kindergarten:  everyone gets one, you know it’s coming eventually, but it still feels good when you get it.  Except with the Liebster Award you’re old enough to pretend that you’re Robert Downey Jnr…

The Conformists Handbook on Conforming

To the bandwagon!  I have my soapbox prepared and I’m ready to rant, even though I’m a few days late and it’s already blown over. There was once a boy who rocked the boat by wearing a My Little Pony backpack to school.  When the mother informed the school, she was told that the boy…

Rocket Cats are Go!

According to an article by National Geographic, these recently digitalised 16th Century German manuscripts show how “cats and birds could in theory be used to set fire to a besieged city, according to a University of Pennsylvania scholar.” Key word “in theory”. Apart from not loving the idea of setting fire to any animal,  this…

Sorry, You Can’t Dance. It’s Racist.

A chef preparing sushi.  How multicultural! UPDATE 10/03/14:  When I talk about racism in this piece, I’m not discussing the definition of (reverse) racism/discrimination ‘against members of a dominant or majority group or in favor of members of a minority or historically disadvantaged group.’  I do not believe there are many, if any, cases where…

A Tale of Wandering Pants

This is a picture of a responsible model pants-wearer.  She’s powerful, determined and in control – and no pants would ever dare escape from her. It was late one night when my neighbours got to know me better. I live in a rabbit warren neighbourhood. The streets are narrow, only wide enough for one car,…