Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Lost in the moment

It takes one kind of genius to invent the lightbulb, another to create nuclear power, and a third kind to understand the physics of the universe. But to me, the greatest minds in the world were at work to make the little switch on your rear view mirror that you hit when someone has their high beams on behind you. You're staring at your own car roof, but you can still see behind you. I hope the guy that made that switch is sitting on a tropical island, drinking cocktails and is surrounded by beautiful women who feed him grapes.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

It's the eye of the tiger

Olaf's mighty axe cut through the army of in front of him. Sweat ran glistening trails from his furrowed brow, mingling with the blood spatters to create thick valleys of blazing red. Olaf wiped his hand across his face. The liquid on his skin was the colour of the sunsets of his home town of Jorgenvaas. He put down his axe, closed his eyes and hoped that the VCR was set for CSI.

Monday, September 12, 2005


In the olden days, when food was scarce, peasants would wash their socks in a pot of water, and drink the broth. I think that's how the term "sock soup" originated. This is also where we get the phrase "I'm never eating toenails again".

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

I'm going on a permanent vacation

Invention is a wonderful and misunderstood thing. I wonder how long it took Neanderthal man to invent clothes after he had invented the peg?

Monday, September 05, 2005

One, two, Freddy's coming for you...

Somebody told me how frightening it was how much topsoil we are losing each year, but I told that story around the campfire and nobody got scared.