Wednesday, April 27, 2005

the case of the disappearing wednesdays

If you've ever caught yourself at 1:30 on a wednesday afternoon, unwashed and still in your sleeping clothes waiting for the laundry cycle to end, you'll certainly appreciate the good chuckle that comes from lighter-side-of online news.

Now that the weather's gotten warmer, chances are you've taken your sandals out of the closet. Maybe you've gotten the pedicure. And maybe you've also got the band-aids. In an earlier life, wearing tsinelas actually meant saving your feet from the cruelties of closed shoes. Now that they've been rechristened "flip-flops" and come with heels, leather straps, and various other attachments that cut into winter-tenderized skin, they also leave ugly welts and cuts. On my feet, at least. So you can imagine my delight when I read this article that describes how band-aids are in fact an indispensable spring accessory.

Moving on, it's time to free-associate. Shaolin monk:kung fu, ascetic, China, Hong Kong movies, orange robes, bald. How about Lower Broadway, designer clothes, hip-hop, alcohol? Not what first comes to mind, eh? But when the Dalai Lama, media-savvy, gains celebrity status, who's to say there isn't room for a drunken monk?

And here's a late addition to this roundup. In case you found yourself wondering about the true inclinations of our new pope, wonder no more.

That's it for now. Time to retire to my couch spend the rest of Wednesday watching my Shenzhen DVDs. Zai jian! Mingtian jian!


Blogger Bandit said...

Oh me gosh! the pope really looks exactly like that Jedi gone bad guy! its amazing!!

10:09 PM, April 27, 2005  

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