As Ape has been absent from the blogging community for a while, be prepared for this post to be a mad rambling on numerous unrelated topics as is usually the case when Ape has a large build up of bullshit in his head. Here goes nothing …
Ape may not be getting the credit but the few of you who read this blog may have felt a sense of déjà vu as you read of the “recent” discovery of a penis drawing on Mars and then thought back to an immature post many months on this very same discovery.
Guess Ape is not connected in the right kind of internet way to make the main stream news on a story centred around galactic appendages like these reddit dudes must be. Though to be honest it might not be the type of thing that Ape would like to have as his enduring legacy from his efforts on the internet.
Ape ponders if this Mars article was a missed opportunity or a dodged bullet.
Anyway back to business and a subject that I am sure many found amusing. The George W. Bush Memorial Library & Museum. I can just imagine people secretly making facetious suggestions amongst themselves to commemorate old Dubya. Hunched over and desperately trying to contain their giggles they would make suggestions such as space suit, chimp suit, or perhaps a Hurricane Katrina civil suit until someone comes up with a gem. “Let's give him a library!” Laughter erupts.
My favourite part of the story is the feature exhibit of the library which is called the “Decision Points Theater” which essentially asks visitors to make decisions on situations like hurricane Katrina or Iraq. A virtual Bush Jnr then pops up to explain his actual decision and the rationale behind it. I suppose the alternate name for this exhibit, “Senate Committee Inquiry” might have been left intentionally available for an upcoming exhibit which might open in the near future based on actual events.
Damn fool son has not even realised yet that this is a joke present. Think of a happy place, think of a happy place…
Another topic that may have gone a little under the radar is the threat by Canada to boycott the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be hosted in Sri Lanka late this year due to suspected war crimes that may have occurred during the civil war. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has made the statement that Sri Lanka has failed to live up to the Commonwealth values of democracy. Whilst I may agree that violating human rights in any context should never be tolerated, I feel that the bar could be a little bit higher than the values which come to mind when the Commonwealth is mentioned.
I say old chap. I believe these Sri Lankan folk are not living up to the high bar of democracy that so underpins the very fabric of the Commonwealth. Pass me another of those delicious cinnamon tarts my good man.
Yes Ape is another Aussie who will jump at any opportunity to have a dig at the old British Empire and also lament the fact that his country remains a solid member of the Commonwealth. Ape can dream. Sigh…