Friday, June 12, 2009

mystery solved?

Why the hell would Japanese women of a certain age go gaga over an effete girly-man like Bae Yong Jun? This article about American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert might offer us a peek inside the Japanese ajumma's mind.


Saturday, June 06, 2009

is Al Gore about to become a hostage?

It appears that Al Gore is willing to go to North Korea to negotiate for the release of Laura Ling and Euna Lee, the two American journalists being held there.

I'm worried that ol' Al himself might be taken hostage, with Kim Jong Il threatening to send him back to the States piece by piece until we cough up a few trillion dollars. Given how large the Goremeister is, Kim could play this scenario out for a long time, perhaps even selling off slices of Gore as ersatz whale blubber. But if the North Koreans capture him and put him into a labor camp for ten years while returning the two women to the States, the joke is on North Korea: Gore will leave the experience leaner and meaner than ever.