- The latest tagline around Roseholme Cottage is "or what the Brits call a 'spanner'," complete with air quotes, inserted after nearly any random noun in a sentence. (H/T to Jim at TMR.)
- This column causes me to ponder three questions: 1) How do the citizens of, say, Denmark face the day knowing that their nation is not Number One in every conceivable category?, and 2) Putting aside various statistical concerns, is it more important to be #1 in Exports or #1 in Get Out Of My Face And Mind Your Own Business? and finally 3) Why do some people seem positively gleeful to find their country scoring low rankings? It's creepy, like those medieval guys who hit themselves with whips to make the plague go away.*
- Here in Hoosieropolis, our ninjas run nekkid. It keeps the pirates away because, despite (or perhaps because of) their colorful attire and earrings, pirates are slightly homophobic and "Eww! Nekkid guy! Arrr!"
*Yes, I know they're called flagellants. I'm rolling.