| Dec 3, 2011

Playing a little chicken


Here it comes, the eternal question . . . Why did the gaijin cross the road? Today's answer: To get to the yakitori bar. On the other side. And if you're wondering about that other eternal question — which came first, the chicken or the beer? — ...

| Nov 19, 2011

The poetry of pet peeves


First, let's clarify the term, "pet peeve." It's not like they're actual "pets." No one wants to hold one in their laps. Or tease one with a squeaky toy. They're not kittens, they're not poodles, they're not bunny rabbits. They're peeves. And as peeves, they are essentially ...