And, the Middle East wins at imaginative names for needless violence:
Israel occupies Gaza, destroying infrastructure - Operation Summer Rains.
Lebanon retaliates - Operation Truthful Promise.
Israel bombs roads, bridges, power stations, fuel depots, ports and airports in Lebanon - Operation Just Reward.
(Personally, I think they got these names from fireworks packets. *nods*)
The other day I was on my way home on the bus, and instead of reading like I usually do, I was looking out the window at the people. People watching ranks pretty high on my list of Things To Do On The Bus - the trick is not to get snapped out, and if you do, smile brightly and brazen it out.
So anyway, I was looking out the window at the Friday afternoon people, and I noticed something about the men. Wellington seems to be full of good looking young men aged up to about 25. They are stunning! (OK this is a generalisation but we do seem to have a very high proportion of beautiful, happy looking young men. Even the Emo Boys look happy).
Then I started looking for good looking men over 30 to
So, why? What happened to the generation of men that were teenagers in the 80s that there are now so few truly good looking ones around? Some theories postulated by people I've mentioned this to include having had their traditional roles taken away and replaced with nothing (blame feminism), or getting married (blame life and responsibility). I don't know, I really don't.
I did like the comment from a young man I asked about this though: "Well, what's wrong with going for men under 25?" To which I replied "I'd break them." His response? "That sounds like fun."
* Present company excepted, of course..