Archive for December, 2011

…The new ruler looks like a young but plumper Mao about to begin a long lunch not a long march.His eldest brother lost brownie points after a visit to Disneyland in Japan, rather a sane land in comparison to his homeland, but Kim Jong-un has the hereditary haircut required in the bouffant buffer state… Despite his Swiss education the “pudgy princeling”is not likely to do a Snow White and awaken the population in the hermetically sealed hermit state to the new world which surrounds them…


The broken Christ Church Cathedral is not so High Church after its spire toppled in February 22 quake. At least the proposed temporary substitute won’t be in a brown paper bag. It will be the full Monty Python if proponents have their way. The proposal for a temporary 10 year-“cardboard cathedral”, designed by world-renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, was unveiled in August…