I will start with a word play. Chinese gangsters. The obnoxious Fujianese Fuk U Tu and Suk Mai Dik. Pork Mu Shu, the Sichuanese gangster like the Fat Man in the movie Casablanca. General Tso chickened out from his duties. Beef Mongolian is like a bull in a China shop and out of control.
There was a news story about Burmese Pythons released in the Florida Everglades. I thought the new Burmese leader
Aung San Suu Kyi liked us. What did we do to piss her off? Is this a Burmese Marine invasion? Just snakes slithering in the grass.
Fareed Zakaria is in Davos. He said he interviewed one king seven prime ministers and one head of state. And a partridge in a pear tree? Now, he is interviewing King Abdullah II of Jordan. Now there is a man who needs Alka Seltzer. He had Iraq, Syria, the West Bank surrounding him. King Abdullah fears (and rightfully so) a Taliban type government in Syria. The rebellion in Mali is bad enough. Timbuktu is not worth a lot of bucks. (One of my father’s wisecracks when I was growing up was, I am inspecting coastal defenses in Timbuktu. Surprise, you never knew Mali had a navy on the Niger River). Or Tim Buk Tu, could be another cheap Fujianese gangster. See Chinese gangsters.