When we were kids wind, gas, flatulence Farting, letting rip, Guffing, breaking wind, fluffing, bottom belching, burping and whatever euphemism you can think of was considered quite a Laugh.
“And people still laugh about as much as they ever did, despite their shrunken brains. If a bunch of them are lying around on a beach, and one of them farts, everybody else laughs and laughs, just as people would have done a million years ago.”
― Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Galápagos
We used to Accuse suspected culprits of Silent but deadly outrages in accordance with a ritual of rhymes.
He who smelt it dealt it,,
He who said the rhyme did the crime,
And so it would go on. Almost half a century has passed since all of that seemed so funny of course its another sort of Gas which is proving the tragic-comedy farce in international relations this past Month, Year, 7 years pick an anniversary.
Novichock which I think of as NoviBollocks.and Chlorine Gas, Sarin Gas, WMD’s Anthrax
Stern-faced News anchors trotting out repeated buzz phrases, Highly Likely, Of a Type only made in,
International Rules based order. On and on they drone, Talking points is what I think the spin people call them. I blogged about Karaoke Pop Idol Politics before where everyone seems to say the same thing hoping to be making it their own due to their own particular devotion and obvious belief in the point of censure or approbation.
But rather than risk repeating myself… I have realised that actually repeating oneself is exactly what one has to do with the old narratives, Lies Tricks and spoofs that keep turning up like Jennings Minors ripping great smelly farts.
…by Jonas E. Alexis & Gwenyth Todd
With North Korea very much occupying MSM discourse at the moment, I had been wondering about the State of Israel’s nuclear capabilities and the name Vanunu has re-emerged in my consciousness. I remember the press reports from 1986. Mordechai is 10 years older than me, it is sobering to think he has been a political prisoner since then.
On 12 October 2000, Cole was the target of an attack carried out by al-Qaeda in the Yemeni port of Aden, when two suicide bombers detonated explosives carried in a small boat near the warship, killing 17 sailors, injuring 39 others, and damaging the ship. On 29 November 2003, Cole engaged in her first overseas deployment after the bombing and subsequently returned to her homeport of Norfolk, Virginia, on 27 May 2004 without incident.
USS Cole underway in August 2002