It’s not who’s right, it’s who sells papers

RADAR finds that pundits who were wrong about Iraq have done really well in their careers, while those who were right have not. Well, eight of them in total anyway. IMHO, all it boils down to is who sells papers / gets eyeballs. With news that President Bush is to order 20,000 more troops into Iraq (I wonder how many of them have already been killed in action — pardon the joke), I guess we all need different things, even if it’s on the same topic, to get frothy-mouthed over.

Forbidden love

Jupiter the lion plants a wet one on his nurseHaha.

Here’s the real story. Colombian Ana Julia Torres rescued this lion from a circus and nursed him back to health at her animal shelter.

I find those who mistreat animals quite baffling. I can’t imagine what psychopathy motivates someone to inflict pain and suffering on another creature, and to gain pleasure from it!

And that’s why I wish I’d realised my interest in psychopathy early in life and studied psychology instead. I could’ve been a therapist. Although I’d probably be the least sympathetic therapist in the world.

I do think this woman is an angel, although I’d never let a lions maw near any part of my face or body or extremities. You get the idea.

Scottish slang of the day — MIND

I only heard this word being used when I was in Scotland with Neil and he was talking to his mum. I’d never, ever heard him use it before. Bur I have heard him use it plenty of times since.

“Mind when we went to eat fish and chips and the shop exploded from blocked grease,” is the sort of statement you would hear in context with the word ‘mind’. As you can tell, ‘mind’ means ‘remember’ in Scotland.

Are there too many syllables in ‘remember’ that get in the way of eating more chips and curry sauce? Can they not remember the word ‘remember’?

I don’t have a problem with it, but I can’t work out how ‘remember’ got replaced with ‘mind’. Unless I’m losing my remember.

Cows are bad for tea

It’s just possible that adding milk to your tea could eliminate the health benefits of drinking said tea. Neil thought it was the fat in the milk (the news report on BBC didn’t go into detail), but the piece in the Herald says its the casein — and from what I gather, my drinking milk or eating yoghurt for its calcium (in excess, of course) could be bad for me.

This weekend I…

  • watched Night at the Museum (loved it loved it, it’s so silly)
  • computered for most of the day
  • had home cooked beef noodles for dinner at my cousin’s house (it was my aunt’s birthday, and she’d even brought chinchalok chilli all the way from Singapore!)
  • came home (with Chinese takeaway — what can I say, I’m a pig) and watched Family Guy’s Christmas DVD, then The Sixth Sense
  • had a bowl of potato and leek soup (excellent)
  • did a mini shop while Neil climbed on top of another shed to secure the roof felt (how manly of him)
  • had chicken casserole for dinner
  • finished making my personalised keychain for the Green Creature (name still undecided)
  • watched Eddie Izzard’s Dress to Kill

Gay cars

South African website Wheels24 has announced that a poll says the Peugeot 207 is the gayest car, and the Audi RS24 is the straightest.