Who wears short shorts?

Good news coming out of Canada yesterday for Mexico.  The Canadian government has dropped visa requirements for Mexicans visiting the country (and Mexico, in turn, has agreed to lift its ban on Canadian beef).

The highlight for me was the photo op of the two leaders jogging together.  Here’s one photo:

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I wonder how presidents decide what to wear for such occasions.  The black short shorts are an interesting touch. Hey EPN, the 70s called and they want their short shorts back!

At least no one is accusing el Presidente of putting his socks on backwards this time (the hilarious Sockgate scandal from last August).

 

Nudging, you’re doing it wrong

Despite my blog title, I don’t think this motivational trainer in China was actually trying to nudge his clients.  Even so, the idea that this trainer was trying to provide “motivation” is pretty funny.  Here are some of the details:

“A motivational trainer in China beat eight rural bank employees with a stick, shaved the heads of the men and cut the hair of the women after they performed poorly on a training weekend.”  

Employees around the world who have bitterly complained about having to go through training weekends are rejoicing that they didn’t get this fool as their “motivator.”

What does Jiang Yang, the fool in question, have to say for himself: “‘Spanking was a training model I have been exploring for many years.’”   Dude, you are really not helping your case!

 

 

Angus is a Pre-Cog!

Oh people, the plot thickens in Argentina. Our last story was about the ex cabinet minister throwing suitcases full of money over the walls of a nunnery.

In that story I speculated that the nunnery was a known money-laundering operation.

Now, thanks to a “dollar-smelling dog” named Jack, Police have discovered hidden chambers under the chapel of the convent that apparently smell like dollars.

Jackpot!

I think I’ll set up a table down in the Santa Fe Plaza and start telling people their futures. Paco can be my dollar smelling dog.

PS: It’s a sad but true commentary on Argentina that they are not called “peso-smelling dogs”.

 

 

Extreme Makeover: Argentine Style

 

People, check out the amazing transformation of one Jose Lopez.

Here’s the before:

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J-Lo was was public works minister under La pinguina.

But baby look at him now:

 

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No he’s not a police officer now. He’s just taking a well-protected perp walk!

Why?

Well, it has something to do with $7 million in cash, a .22 rifle and a nunnery!

Phone call for Monty Python.

In a nutshell, J-Lo was caught tossing the cash over the walls of the nunnery while holding a rifle, when the nuns called the cops!

Not sure what his end game was going to be.

Is that nunnery a money laundering operation?

Was he planning on also climbing the wall and then screaming “SANCTUARY!!!”

Was he just tithing, like any good Catholic?

 

 

 

Bartleby the Congressperson!

This just in from Colombia:

A bill to financially punish chronic absenteeism in the Legislature died due to…….

(wait for it)

…… not enough legislators being in session to debate the bill!!

 

So many ideas here.

  1. Why can’t the US legislature be more like this?
  2. Have they never heard of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”?
  3. Bartleby the Congressperson!! (I prefer not to).
  4. Joseph Heller must be laughing his butt off.

 

Kudos, Colombia. Well-played.

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This is why we can’t have nice things, Mexico edition

From Duncan Tucker (‏@DuncanTucker), who tweets “Came across this road in San José del Castillo, Jalisco, yesterday. Urban planning at its finest.”

urban planningThe speed limit painted on the road right before the series of electrical poles is an especially nice touch!  Perhaps the municipal government doesn’t want people to hit the poles going anything more than 30 mph.

 

‘Tis no ordinary Rabbit!

Maybe I’m being duped by some inter web sharpies, but if not, LG is producing a TV that also repels mosquitos!

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These wonder-boxes start at around $400 (at current exchange rates).

I didn’t think India really had a malaria problem but apparently, actual malaria fatalities in India are a large multiple of the official statistics.