Mister Pterodactyl
Friday, April 16, 2004
Apparently, the three Japanese hostages in Iraq have been freed. Outstanding, and by the way congratulations to Prime Minister Koizumi for not faltering.

One question. I read an article yesterday (sorry, no link) that said the youngest of the three, Noriaki Imai, 18 years old, was a recent high school grad who went to Iraq to study the effects of depleted uranium. Now, what is a 'recent high school grad' doing that for? It implies that he's really very bright, but if he was that bright maybe he'd realize that he shouldn't be doing it while a war is in progress.

[Hey, maybe it wasn't the long-term effects on the population he was studying, maybe it was the near-term effects on armor and hardened defensive structures. That would explain it.] Seems like there should already be extensive military studies of that, though. He could have stayed home and Googled it.

In other Asia news, Kim Jong-Il has apparently still not been gnawed to death by rabid weasels. I'm waaaiting.
You know, it doesn't have to be weasels. Ferrets would be okay too. Or how about a hodgepodge of various rodents? No rats though. Cliche.
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