'Tis the Season To Be Jolly
Oh, all right then. I won't get paranoid about the unwelcome news that foreigners could be kidnapped
and held to ransom by the al-Qaeda-linked Jamaah Islamiyah terrorist group. Syamsir Siregar, head of the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) told SBY yesterday that "BIN has received credible reports to the effect that there will be a change in the targets of the operations conducted by the terrorist group - from blowing up public places during Christmas and New Year to coordinated operations to kidnap influential people.
Jakartass influential? Perhaps I should conduct a poll and if you think I am then I'll go around disguised.
I won't dwell either on a lengthy analysis of the Pollycarpus conviction for the calculated execution of a man, Munir, who had been a thorn on the side of despots and military rulers,
by adding a dose of arsenic to a plate of noodles, not a drink as most of us thought. I'll leave it to Roy Tupai
and the very outspoken editorial team of the Jakarta Post
to flesh out the story.
But I do urge you to read both.
My first extended break of the year has started ~ Big Boss wasn't around today to tell us to work tomorrow. We all agreed that if he challenges us in the New Year we'll say that we had a prior appointment at a funeral .
So let's enjoy the Jolly Festivities which, for most of us, happen just once a year. However, have you heard of the Nutter Who Celebrates Xmas Everyday
or does he? It all started about 10 years ago when I was feeling a little bit sad. I decided to go home and put up my Christmas decorations, cook myself a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, have a glass or two of sherry and treat myself to a little pressie!!! This made me feel much happier, and from then on I decided to have Christmas everyday of the year!!!
10 years of Christmas dinners and mince pies has taken its toll on my once trim figure of 14st. I now weigh in at an enormous 19st!!
The approximate amount I have consumed during this time is .....
7360 Mince Pies!!
2350 Christmas Puddings
And a whopping 62,050 sprouts (watch out at the rear!!!)
There are sound effects
too, if you're into a really grossed-out Xmas.
inc:12 Farts of Christmas
We wish you a Smelly Xmas
Silent but Deadly Night
Enough I hear you cry.
OK, but I can't sign off without referring you to a somewhat addictive site I have found (courtesy of J-Walk Blog)
~ Make your own Christmas Carols
and email them to your friends.
"I don't quite know how to react. Certainly not that easy to dance to is it?
Give me MORE.