THIMBLEFUL of THORNS - "QUICK JABS AT DEATH & THE WHORES IT RIDES IN ON." : L'CHAIM! = TO LIFE! : JEREMIADS & JAPES : GALLOWS HUMOR : LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED : BY AN AMERICAN IN TAIWAN : JINGOISM WITHOUT TEARS ... SUPPORT OUR TROOPS ... SUPPORT ISRAEL ... SUPPORT TAIWAN ... BOYCOTT FRENCH LETTERS, GERMAN SAUSAGE, BELGIAN STATUES OF BOYS PEEING, RUSSIAN ROULETTE (& TURKISH TAFFY!) ... READ ALOUD TO SOMEONE YOU LOVE ... ADOPT A STRAY CAT ... EAT MORE TOFU ... (Contents & Malcontents: © 2003 Thimbleful of Thorns) "When we reflect on this struggle, we may console ourselves with the full belief, that the war of nature is not incessant, that no fear is felt, that death is generally prompt, and that the vigorous, the healthy, and the happy survive and multiply." - DARWIN

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Saturday, May 17, 2003
A (BELATED) WELCOME to GUT RUMBLERS
At first I thought it was another earth tremor ...

I think there's a half pint of Milk of Amnesia in the archives, but I can't re ...

And be so kind as to leave a comment. All we get in Taiwan is CNN and the BBC - I could sure use a vowel or two ... Shi?-shi?! (That's shay-shay, but Blogger won't render...)



Thursday, May 15, 2003
TEMPORARILY MELLOW Just a momentary lapse ... Woke up at 4 am, brewed a cup of javus africanus ... and loved EVERYBODY. Then I saw that unctuous Charles Hodson (of CNN) ... ... and returned to my senses.


Wednesday, May 14, 2003
"DEAD" LANGUAGES RECYCLED FOR THE LIVING -
Every home should have a Latin quote over the threshold ...

"Taceat colloquia. Effugiat risus. Hic locus est ubi mors gaudet succurrere vitae."

("Let conversation cease. Let laughter flee.This is the place where Death rejoices in helping Life".)

This quote, I learned today, hangs on the walls of many autopsy rooms. "Autopsy" means "See for yourself", and you can learn a lot about what happens after you cease being a viable life form on the Path Guy's
Autopsy page. (NB - The graphics are simple and informative cartoons and won't make anyone who's seen Itchy and Scratchy squeam.) Hat tip: Boing Boing.


Sunday, May 11, 2003
WORLD BLOG MAP - FIND ME!

You know where I'm comin' from, but do you know where I'm AT?

the World as a Blog will show you.

Go and look for an itty-bitty island democracy off the coast of a huge land-mass full of SARS-enabling, missile-meanies - that's Taiwan.

See all those tiny pixels stampeding toward the fermented tofu stand?

I'm the guy in the shadows without the mask.

UPDATE:





WELCOME!