Sunday, 20 March 2011


Famous Hollywood star, Ben Gazzara, might have fears of becoming a military target if rumours that he has been mistaken for the Libyan city, Benghazi are true. A source close to Mr. Gazzara, now in his eighties, is reported as saying: ‘Ben Gazzara has never even been to Libya, let alone been the site of armed conflict over there. There must be confusion over their similar sounding names—Ben Gazzara (whose career spanned decades, appearing in numerous films as a supporting actor, including the role of a villain in the Patrick Swayze hit, Roadhouse) sounds like Benghazi, but there the resemblance ends!’
  Now, the actor—whose career is currently invisible—potentially faces the violent ending of his life in expected air strikes by UN coalition forces. Strikes aimed at ‘liberating’ Libya from Colonel Gadaffi, ‘freeing’ the Libyan people to join the North American Empire and annexe their country to the US.
  However, sources close to US military intelligence forces have played down the risks faced by the geriatric actor. In a statement issued anonymously that was made available to Narolc’s World, Gazzara’s possible concerns are dismissed.
  ‘There is no threat to Mr. Gazzara and any fears for his personal safety are completely groundless,’ the statement reads. ‘Providing, of course, he does not happen to actually be in Libya at a specific time and an exact place when and where action of a military nature (such as a bombing) takes place. But—’ the statement continues, ‘It is our understanding that Mr. Gazzara is a US citizen and that the US is where he resides.’

Anji Noracull,
Foreign Affairs Editor for Narolc’s World.

Saturday, 19 March 2011


You can have a letterbox, but not a letter boxer.
There are pillar-boxes and pillars of the community,
While a pillar pugilist does not exist.
It seems certain things go hand-in-glove with other things,
Like the exchange of mundane information that mobile technology brings,
And nuisance calls when the telephone rings.
Other aspects of life are misleadingly named,
So, with hindsight, they can be blamed for creating confusion.
Self-delusion is just an illusion, something that won’t last, like an iconoclast.
Seeing through things is not the same as seeing them through.
Anymore than the expression: ‘through thick and thin,’
Refers to passing between stupid, skinny people.
The ‘thin end of the wedge’ suggests the worst part of something,
But, taken literally, it’s absurd—no one part of a wedge being worse than another.
It is said you can ‘hedge your bets,’ but you won’t find a bookie in any hedge.
To glean true meanings from ambiguous English you must patiently dredge,
And also to assess the validity of what others allege.