Wednesday, January 11, 2006
There is a line in the movie.....
"Sometimes you can just smell a shitty day coming down the pike"-The Paper, Michael Keaton.
"Well let me tell you guys, its a cold world out there and tomorrow we are all going back into it!" -The Big Chill, William Hurt.
"Here's to you......sucking my..d***..........." Ford Fairlane, Andrew Dice Clay.
Can you tell today sucked? It did, trust me. It started off bad when the boneheads in Bahrain did not do what they were directed to do , then had the unmitigated gall to not own up to their mistake. Not realizing they would get caught on the cargo delivered report and the output report from the terminal, they tried to lie their way out of it. Of course that led to a heartfelt, "What the fuck is going on out there with those guys!?!?" from my boss. That in turn led to a subsequent, " Get your ass out there and find out what's going on!" from my boss. Accordingly, I will now be on my way out to
So on Friday, I'm out of here. One night in Hong Kong trying to buy Spike a beer, or at least meet his recommendations. After that 6 days in
I don't mind going to Bahrain so much because I get to go to Hong Kong enroute, but I just wish I had more notice. Now I'll be trying to play pick up football and also trying to stop the bleeding from our activities , who by the way still do not realize how badly they f**ked up. Call the guys in Horn of Africa and ask em....you might not like the answer.." you d**kheads!
On other more pleasant notes today I was able to get a very concise history lesson about Korea from Hemlock, turns out Asian history is still complex:
To take his mind off it, Odell asks me a simple but profound question. Koreans, What the fuck? I give him the country's history in a nutshell. First, it was repeatedly invaded by the Japanese, then it was repeatedly invaded by the Mongols, then it was repeatedly invaded by the Chinese, then it was repeatedly invaded by the Manchus, then it got one big, maybe-they'll-get-the-message-this-time invasion from the Japanese again, and in 1950 it invaded itself. This experience, I explain, has made these people the proud and noble mouth-frothing xenophobes we all know and love today, threatening to send hordes of vicious peasant warriors to Hong Kong if our Government does not honour their birthright as sons of the Hermit Kingdom, namely immunity from laws against assaulting policewomen with bamboo poles. Odell thinks about it. Maybe its the other way around, he suggests. Maybe they kept on getting invaded because they're assholes.
Whatever. Korea still does not provide the requiste "nookie" opportunities I need!
And then there is the whole cloning thing!