| Dec 3, 2011

Playing a little chicken

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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

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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 ...