flare, Bush blip, blight strikes?
How else do you describe the news which on the same day read
Bush evacuated after false alarm and Lightning
strikes Blairs plane?
US President George W Bushs episode came as a blip appeared
on a radar screen and security hustled him off underground,
assuming that an aircraft had entered restricted space.
One wonders how it feels to wear the shoes of those who constantly
live in fear of Big Brothers errant aircraft, which
are always up in everybody elses face.
Then UK PM Tony Blairs election plane was struck by
lightning and with less of a conscience issue the loud bang
saw him remain apparently imperturbable.
A BBC journalist told of the incident. And while Tony remained
unperturbed, one wonders how much his conscience was affected,
as later in the week he released the advisory which begged
him to wait on UN approval prior to the start of the war on
Iraq, with his cohort, Bush.
A repentant Blair released the memo, but Brits are like Trinis,
and so in a who-else-we-go-vote-for attitude the incumbent
is set to win Thursdays elections, taking Labour into
a third term under his leadership.
A living brawl
What did Nick Nolte expect to happen when he named his son
The 18-year-old brawlee was arrested and charged with marijuana
possession with intent to supply.
Dont judge this Minister by his cover
Declaring he is not soft, Mr Minister says he
prefers to praise in public but criticise in private.
am not dotish, he said, I may look dotish.
To his credit his wife looks at him every day.
He said, Everyday, my wife looking at me and saying,
Martin you really want this job, boy.
Crime in flight
Make of this what you may.
There was former CoP Everald Snaggs son, Gerald Snaggs,
doing a Michael Jackson à la penis fixation, entertaining
the students at Princes Town Senior Comprehensive alongside
ACP Winston Coopers announcement of the launch of the
Mastrofski plan for the transformation of the Police Service.
The facing page carried two other stories of interest.
The first spoke of businessmen storming out of an anti-crime
meeting because they could get no answers from the police
on how to protect themselves against bandits and kidnappers.
They claimed they felt even more vulnerable to the deviant
as they saw the police witlessness to treat with the current
Immediately below, the Guardian South Bureau reported that
faulty handcuffs was the explanation for one of the few criminals
that Bobby and they caught escaping.
Lord be with me, Christ be with me!
A friendly gesture
Pre-partum. This may not really exist, but given the symptoms
of post-partum, I am tempted to think that there is evidence
for such a condition.
In the Virgin Islands last week, a pregnant woman tried to
run down a policeman just 24 hours before delivery.
The police chief said, It was not clear why she tried
to run the officer over, telling police she thought he was
A new breed
This would make good for a joke book but it is no laughing
In Barbados, Allison gave birth to Alex.
Famous for peas and rice and akin to mixing things, a zebra
mated with a donkey and produced the foal Alex.
Some fool on two then asked, What do you get when you
mix a zebra and a donkey?
Some options: a zonkey; a zebronkey.
My heart goes out to the family of Ryujiro Takami, the 23-year-old
train driver who crashed in Japan killing over 50 people.
At first I wondered if he had escaped the wreck and went into
hiding, but on Friday it was reported that his body was found.
This young man died because he was 90 seconds behind schedulea
serious circumstance in which to find oneself in Japan with
the authorities berating you publicly for long periods.
If that was the case in T&T, we would all be dead. Here,
a man 90 minutes late comes up to you smiling and asks you,
Yuh waiting long?
And if looks could kill
Vex like hell
To all my acquaintances and some of my friends and relatives,
be careful about getting vex and swelling up like a
In Europe, toads are puffing up and spontaneously exploding.
So next time you decide to be vex till yuh belly want to bust,
it just might.
That is what this young graduate would probably have to do
if he intends to set up a law practice anywhere in the Netherlands.
An honest lawyer one may yet be able to find as this one e-mailed
his friends and said he had finally finished his stupid
education and was now looking for someone crazy
enough to dump a suitcase full of money in my lap every month.
The e-mail meant for a friend was sent in error to someone
else who facilitated his career by making a multiple e-mail
I always knew Fwd-ing e-mails could get you in trouble, but
thumbs up for this centurys oxymoron of note: an honest
lawyer! (Sorry Allison and Tyrone).
Man bites dog?
Q: Man or dog, which has the stronger bite?
A: I am not waiting to find out.
But a Strange But True column this week gone said that I could
bite harder than a Labrador. The only problem is that the
Lab does not know that, nor does he care.