Culture and Snacks

Until I moved to Japan, it had simply never occurred to me that sweet food was something that people could avoid liking. I thought that Dances With Wolves (a film I hate), where the white saviour Kevin Costner makes friends with the Sioux by giving them a bag of sugar, was simply portraying an unchangeable genetic fact about homo sapiens: we like sucrose, and can’t help liking it.

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Saddam Hussein Speeches – September 14, 2006

This is the only dream I can remember in which I came up with a plan to build a specific device. It was long and convoluted, and after waking up I forgot most of the first half. But the later parts involved explosions and Saddam Hussein impersonations, which can only be good. Continue reading Saddam Hussein Speeches – September 14, 2006