Sunday, May 07, 2006

Adoption, androids, bad drivers, Angelina Jolie, spawn of the devil, and the Labour party

A German in Paraguay is adopting children by the literal hundreds so they can have his nationality and access to education and social benefits.  One wonders what will happen when the mothers discover the delights of child support.

There is a dark irony in the China Daily reporting on those idiot male drivers in the UK who spend 10 more minutes being lost than their female counterparts before asking for directions.   When the Chinese learn to drive perhaps we can talk, in the mean time they might do well to dwell on exactly how meaningful a survey such as this can possibly be.  'Still, it gives us another excuse to show the world what a ridiculous sex men are.

Also in Asia, the Koreans have built a female "android" which "can be employed as a guide robot at museums and department stores or as an educational model to read books to children''.  I guess Koreans themselves must be too much in demand for much more important tasks so they have to have machines guide them around shops and read to their children.  Apparently, it will be able to move its legs by the end of the year.  They must be truly proud parents.

A headline from that bastion of important world news Female First, on the pregnant and spoiled Angelina Jolie caught my attention - the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has had a box of Reese's Pieces shipped out to her in Namibia.  My curiosity piqued, I looked up her bio on IMDB and discovered that this beauty is an interestingly checquered person. 
She was first recipient of the Citizen of the World Award from the UN's Correspondents' Association for her work as a goodwill ambassador with the UNHCR and is an honorary citizen of Cambodia for similar reasons.  She's also peppered with tattoos, likes knives and mortuaries, and is not above domestic violence: "I wouldn't kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are. And I'd beat her, too!"  But she has aspirations, she 'is planning to give up her acting career to settle in England with her son Maddox and become a full time mum. She says she wants to "Quit movies, be a great mum to Maddox and join the Parents and Teachers Association".'  Hmmm.  I'm sure she'll be positively ordinary.

I don't know which is worse, trying to ensure that your child is not born on the 6 of June this year or planning to name it after one of the characters in The Exorcist if it is.  Either case has got to be borderline child abuse.

Finally, the Labour party in Wales has egg on its face for its blatantly sexist agenda.  One wonders if they'd be quite so pathetically cap in hand if they'd won the election.

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