Archive for October, 2006

10
Oct
06

Danger Mouse

Don’t ask me what got me thinking about this. Danger Mouse was my son’s favorite cartoon when he was a little boy, and we spent many hours together watching this witty yet inane British cartoon. DM was a spoof of every spy thriller ever made, and after saving the world from the latest outlandish threat concocted by an equally outlandish cast of bad guys, the one eyed wonder would respond, with typical British understatement, “It’s just a job, really.”

Equally entertaining was his repartee with his high strung valet and sidekick, Penfold, who would usually respond to any crisis by exclaiming “Oh, crumbs”, and then just generally fall to pieces until his master calmed him down with the admonition, “Penfold, shush!”

For those of you who actually might find this kind of thing intriguing, there is (believe it or not) a Danger Mouse home page. It’s worth a visit.

–Smith

05
Oct
06

Diplomacy even a dictator can understand

I read in the paper today that North Korea has announced that it is planning to test a nuclear weapon. Needless to say, this has caused considerable consternati0n among its neighbors, to say nothing of our own government. When you stop to consider that Iran has also become increasingly belligerent in this area, I believe it is time that we consider a slightly different approach to this problem.




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