Too hot for black

More power to MPs Paula Cox and Neletha Butterfield - Friday afternoon I'm heading home and I see the two Government Ministers walking down Front Street in the heat and humidity - both wearing black outfits.

The hell? I don't know how they did it while still looking comfortable but definitely more power to them.

Perhaps that's a good sales pitch for the Ministers - keep their cool even when the heat and pressure is on.


Do we call it soccer?

Jon Stewart the other day had a pretty good proposal on his show. It basically was, if the U.S. managed to win the FIFA World Cup, then the rest of the world has to call the sport 'soccer' instead of football.

Sounds like a good deal to me, although there's no tradeoff if the U.S. fails to win. Still say everything's solved by just calling the American form "gridiron". Ah well. Like 2/3 of Americans care.


Psycho lady touchy-feely

We're in Lindo's Warwick on the weekend, with our baby in the stroller lying contentedly. The missus and myself are looking at some containers of formula in the aisle, when suddenly there's a long arm reaching in the stroller, stroking my baby's leg!

The hell?

Looking over, there's this giant of a woman lovingly gazing at my baby. She finally sees us glaring at her, and then decides to say, "You don't mind if I touch your baby, do you?"

Now if my wife was in front of me, I'm sure there would be a clear "Hell no, get away" (she's way less tolerant of crap than I am), but I was too stunned to respond. Heck, I was worried she had a knife in her bag and would stab me to steal our child!

It appeared clear that she was a baby stalker, though,... later on she was seen walking up to an unsuspecting parent holding his baby, touching his leg and then later trying to strike up a conversation.

Beware, parents.