While I was gone, the following happened:
1) Fidel Castro almost died again
2) America found out that a member of N'Sync was gay
3) Mel Gibson said anti-Semitic things
4) And oh yeah, the Middle East is still on the brink of war.
In other words, life is exactly as I left it.
This week's theme:
Odd renditions of the Star-Spangled Banner
Today's entry: Huey Lewis and the News (on Japanese TV in 1985)
Our Where's Waldo checklist:
1) Improper use of pastel turtle-neck
2) People waving American flags who have no idea what's going on
3) Improper use of a mullet. Is there a proper use of a mullet?
4) Hyperactive-sounding Japanese people
On to the news:
File under "This could be your future cellmate"
(first sentence: "A cross-dressing bandit on skates who robbed a bank across the street from his home was sentenced to prison Friday." I think we have a mental image coming up on this one.)
(in Britain no less!)
It's this week's "alcohol was involved" story.
(first sentence: "A drunk man had to be rushed to hospital after trying to perform a sword swallowing routine." This one's not for the faint of heart.)
Bright shiny objects:
Chad Vader has a part 2!
(And Part 3 has been promised to us)
(File this under, "What the hell?" Then laugh.)
Those of you who follow the Foreign Intelligence Files (FIF for short!) know of my affinity for Engrish.com. Apparently, someone in China took notice.
Have a good weekend. FIF will be back for a full week of cataloguing the painfully slow demise of Western civilization on Monday.