GUEST EDITOR: J. T. LADD of 'Cloud 9'
It's a man's world on this page if in very few other places, these
days. Here you can, if you are of the male persuasion, talk about the things that having ladies present makes
almost, if not totally, impossible.
Apart from not being able to get a word in edgeways to speak in the first place, you get the distinct feeling that the
ladies are almost as bored by some of your favourite topics as you are by
This is where we can talk about anything which doesn't seem to belong on any other
Football, cricket, golf and basketball. Baseball, athletics, the gym. Wrestling, boxing and martial
arts. Tennis, hockey, polo and motor racing. Any and all sports are a fair topic on this
page, as are any other topics we care to air. Cars, men's cosmetic products -
anything you like, within reason...
If you have checked out some good sites* on the Internet
recently, you may
like to share the addresses with our readers ? Drop us a line and tell us a bit
about the websites you've discovered on the WorldWideWeb. and we'll try
and link up to any that seem appropriate and not too slow to load.
We can talk about why most women never seem to understand
us. Or is that
they understand us all too well, as my ex-girlfriend used to say ?
Whatever we want to talk about here, we can. With certain reservations. If we can't say it without using obscene
let's not bother to say it at all.
Although there are no ladies present, we can still be gentlemen and treat each other with enough respect to think of the word we are really trying to say instead of being so lazy we resort to sloppy
wouldn't you agree ? If my young son wanders in here, I'd like to think that
he'll leave without having formed the impression that he will have to discard
the vocabulary his school is working so hard to teach him, in order to qualify
By the same token, *when it comes to pornography and all that
stuff, quite apart
from any moral issues, there are so many other places to go for that, if that is
your thing, it seems a shame to use this space up on it, so please don't tell us
about sites that contain any. When all's said and
done, this is a
Mind you, whilst we're talking about topics close to the nether
regions, don't know about you, but I always missed being able to replace my worn out
underpants with something I'd be willing to be seen in by a paramedic, when visiting many
countries where their idea of style and mine are at odds. It would be
interesting to know
where you can get decent underwear online when you are not in your own country. Has anybody had any success there ?
It was hard not to have reservations about the potential value of the Internet when it was first mooted but
now it's easy to see how it could have been invented for people like us.
People who like to stick with what they know and like, in some ways, and yet want to be travelling to new and interesting
places. The Internet is starting to give us the best of both worlds - One can go anywhere
and yet still shop at the same stores! It is surely just a matter of picking the right
online stores and we're relying on you guys out there to give us a few pointers.
Some of us have found good flight ticket deals online but it can be expensive checking things out, especially when it
turns out the country you are visiting is the one country that company doesn't
sell flights to! Not having ventured far into the Internet jungle yet,
we'd appreciate a native guide.
So, what else do you want to talk about ? Tell us and we'll put it to the readers and see what topics are popular.
Don't worry about whether you are the world's greatest writer or not. We'll edit
it, if it needs editing. The important thing is what you want to say, not how you say
it. If you're into Science Fiction, you may like to give us your opinions of what's
on offer, out there. Again I gather there are some good Internet sites but I'm
in the dark as to which are the ones that merit a visit to an Internet cafe...
In the meantime, we received a very amusing letter
recently, which we though you
might like to share. We have to apologise to John Bolt of the M/V Malin Mhor, who sent it to
us, for not
including the company name, (for fear of being sued!) and for altering a couple
of the words which might have been deemed a bit too spicy by anyone who had
taken heed of my earlier remarks about language and family reading...
From The Headquarters Of A Major German Car Manufacturer:
We at Company Headquarters feel that members of our UK operation could benefit from
knowing certain auto terminology used by your German counterparts.
This should avoid embarrassment at our interdepartmental meetings.
Therefore, before the next technical meeting, please
make the effort to read and inwardly digest the following: