September 17, 2003
Call Someone a "Coconut", Get in Big Trouble, in South AfricaFrom The Star, a South African newspaper, comes this story:
The Democratic Alliance is taking African National Congress MP Cameron Dugmore to the Human Rights Commission for referring to a radio presenter as a "coconut".In the U.S. this would, I suppose be like calling someone an "Oreo". Funny how calling someone a "coconut" would probably not mean anything at all in North America (or am I wrong?)
You can read the full story here.
September 15, 2003
"The coconuts were more scary than anything else."From a story in today's Royal Gazette out of Bermuda, a story about surviving Hurricane Fabian:
Full story available here.
September 14, 2003
Coconut Oil SalesmenIt sure looks like somebody fooled Google News. That site is supposed to catalog current and recent news headlines in some 4,500 news media outlets worldwide.
So how is it that a Coconut Oil salesman named "Dr. Joseph Mercola" has a page on wonders of coconut oil referenced in Google News?
Not only that, it's referenced as being from Mercola, Illinois, as if it's a local newspaper (what, does the good Dr. have a town named after him?). Pretty clever if this is a case of hacking Google News. Actually, if you do a Google search for "Mercola, Illinois" (including the quotes), you discover that Google News is not the only site that thinks Dr. Mercola is a town...
September 04, 2003
World Coconut DayWell, another World Coconut Day has come and passed. Now comes the cleanup after the parties, parades, fireworks, barbecues, luaus, and other festivities . . . oh. Wait. I didn't even know it was World Coconut Day (Sept 2nd) until today. Oh well. I have my calendar marked for next year.
I also missed the fact that the Philippines just got done celebrating National Coconut Week.